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Forbes names 100 most powerful celebrities

Surprise at #1; Oprah, Bieber in Top 5

Forbes has released their annual list of the 100 most important and influential celebrities, musicians and athletes.

The yearly ranking is based on a scale that combines factors like income, net worth and level of name recognition based on media visibility, Twitter followers, and interviews.

This year's chart was topped by Jennifer Lopez. The star's fame had waned for a couple years before coming back strong when she took a gig as a judge on "American Idol" in 2010.

J-Lo brought in a cool $52 million last year alone.

It is Lopez's first time topping the list. She unseats controversial pop star Lady Gaga who came in the first position last year.

Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and the dethroned Gaga round out the top five.

To check out the complete list: Forbes Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities


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