The kolomental's $90 million in earnings and mastery of social media pushed her past perennial winner and celebrity talk show host, Oprah Winfrey. Oprah's doing badly, though.The men and women on Forbes Celebrity 100 list- the most influential people in the entertainment business this year- earned $4.5 billion over the last 12 months by starring in films, playing basketball, walking the catwalk and more. But they also rose to the top by garnering influence.These days that means mastering social media. Lady Gaga topples Oprah Winfrey from her No.1 spot on Forbes' list, which she's given up for only the third time in seven years. Gaga is there not because of the $90 million she earned with a monster tour but because of her 32 million Facebook fans!!!!!!!!!! and 10 million Twitter disciples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LWKMD!!!!!!!!!! This pikin, who born am!
Oprah doesn't fall far though, she comes in 2nd place (wonder how she feels?). The daytime talk maven, who earned $290 million last year, comes in second. Winfrey's earnings sank $25 million partially due to a reduced payday at SiriusXM. She still earns big from her syndicated show and from the stars she's spawned, including Dr. Phil (No. 18) Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz. Winfrey's earning power will take a bigger hit next year, when her syndicated show ends and she concentrates all her efforts on the struggling OWN network.
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