U2, Paul McCartney Amongst Forbes Magazine’s Most Powerful Celebrities


U2 and Sir Paul McCartney have been named in the top 20 of Forbes‘ new list of the ‘Most Powerful Celebrities In The World’.

The rundown once again showcases former Beatles legend Sir Paul’s incredible enduring success, while U2, who recently broke The Rolling Stones‘ record for the highest grossing tour of all time, come in at no.4.

The rock legends are named alongside popular figures from across the entertainment world, with Lady Gaga unsurprisingly topping the influential countdown.

“Lady Gaga tops our power list not just because of her $90 million in earnings, but also because of her 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers,” said a statement released by Forbes magazine. “Those fans helped move 1 million copies of her hit single, ‘Born This Way‘, in just five days.”

Sir Elton John
was placed just below U2 at #5, while perennial stadium rockers Bon Jovi were placed at number 8. Pop mogul Simon Cowell, who is busy finalising his plans for the US version of X Factor, is at #9.

Top 20:

1. Lady Gaga
2. Oprah Winfrey
3. Justin Bieber
4. U2
5. Sir Elton John
6. Tiger Woods
7. Taylor Swift
8. Bon Jovi
9. Simon Cowell
10. Lebron James
11. Angelina Jolie
12. Katy Perry
13. Johnny Depp
14. Kobe Bryant
15. Leonardo DiCaprio
16. Black Eyed Peas
17. Donald Trump
18. Dr. Phil McGraw
19. Tyler Perry
20. Sir Paul McCartney

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