Jennifer Lopez tops Forbes celebrity list

  • Jennifer Lopez has topped the annual Forbes list of the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world, beating fellow pop star Lady Gaga and media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

    The 42-year-old singer, actress and dancer jumped from the 50th place on last year’s list that measures influence by earnings, media visibility and social media popularity.

    Lopez is estimated to have earned $52 million in the past 12 months. 

    Her top ranking comes due to her lucrative role as a judge on television show American Idol, a new clothing line, a top-selling fragrance and millions of Twitter and Facebook fans.