Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey make "100 Most Powerful Women" list

Lady Gaga speaks during a visit to the central Taichung government offices on July 3, 2011. Lady Gaga is visiting the island for a five-day promotion tour for her new album "Born This Way." Getty Images

Lady Gaga speaks during a visit to the central Taichung government offices on July 3, 2011.
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(CBS) Forbes has released its annual ranking of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women, and while many on the list are world leaders and CEOs, a few entertainment and fashion figures also made the cut.

Lady Gaga is one of them. The magazine gave her the No. 11, spot, citing her earnings ($90 million from May 2010 to 2011) and her large following as reasons for the ranking.

Pictures: Forbes' Most Powerful Women 2011

Oprah Winfrey also made the list (No. 14), as did Beyonce (No. 18).

Other celebrities mentioned include Angelina Jolie (No. 29), Gisele Bundchen (No. 60 - though she and husband Tom Brady earned the top spot on Forbes' wealthiest celebrity couples list) and Ellen DeGeneres (No. 55).

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour took the 69th spot, and "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling came in 61st on the list.

First lady Michelle Obama earned a spot in the top 10, coming in at No. 8. British monarch Queen Elizabeth II is No. 49, and Jordan's Queen Rania is No. 53.

The first-place spot went to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came in second place.

See the full list here.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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