Forbes recently published its list of the Top 100 Celebrities in the world -- an eclectic who's who of some of the most powerful and influential people in entertainment industries across the world.
It was, perhaps, little surprise that American singer and entertainer Lady Gaga topped the list. The Born This Way singer's estimated earnings in the past 12 months stood at $90 million. Of course, apart from the money, her 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers could have had some role to play, in deciding her final position.
Lady Gaga is followed by the former queen of American talk shows, Oprah Winfrey, with an estimated $290 million in earnings.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, 17, is third on the list and also the youngest celebrity there. He earned $53 million from sales of his albums, tickets to his concerts, and rights from his documentary, Never Say Never.
Check out a few photographs of other celebrities who made it to the Top 20.
Singer Lady Gaga, who came dressed as a man, poses in the photo room at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Oprah Winfrey, Chairman, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, speaks during the OWN session at the 2011 Summer Television Critics Association Cable Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber performs during his "My World Tour" concert at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, October 8, 2011. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
Members of the band U2 pose in the photo room after winning the Top Touring award during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards show in Las Vegas May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
British singer Elton John greets his fans before his concert in Istanbul July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
Tiger Woods stands on the third tee during the first round of a PGA Tour golf tournament in San Martin, California October 6, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards show in Las Vegas, May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Marcus