A Monster Win
Power play: Lady Gaga beats down Oprah; Justin Bieber tries to keep up
The 100 celebs on this year's edition (the annual list has been released since 1999) earned a combined $4.5 billion in the entertainment industry.
Gaga, who bumped Oprah Winfrey from the No. 1 spot, earned $90 million with her Monster Ball Tour. Forbes also credits Gaga's social media following (she has 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers) for helping "Born This Way" sell one million digital downloads in just five days.
Oprah only fell to the No. 2 spot, and probably isn't too disappointed, considering she earned $290 million in 2010.
How did Oprah out-earn Gaga by hundreds of millions and still slip a spot? The Celebrity 100 measures not only entertainment-related earnings but also media visibility and social media power.
Everyone's favorite brat, Justin Bieber, makes his debut at No. 3 with earnings of $53 million last year. The 17-year-old didn't hurt from his 3D documentary, which made $100 million at the box office off of concert footage and old home videos.
The top 10 rounds out with U2 ($195 million), Elton John ($100 million), Tiger Woods ($75 million), Taylor Swift ($45 million), Bon Jovi ($125 million), Simon Cowell ($90 million) and LeBron James ($48 million).
Pop sensation Gaga may have won this year, but when it comes to the top 10, it looks like staying power pays more than flashes in the pan.
Tell us: Are you surprised by the list this year? Who do you think got too much credit? Who got too little?