- Last Updated: 9:07 AM, May 17, 2012
- Posted: 2:29 AM, May 17, 2012
“Jenny from the Block” is now ruler of the celebrity world!
Jennifer Lopez topped Forbes’ “World’s Most Powerful Celebrities” list, a calculation of fame, fortune and pop-culture impact, the magazine said yesterday.
Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg were the top 10 on the list of 100 most powerful celebs.
Lopez, 42, has enjoyed a second wave of success, thanks to her two seasons as judge on “American Idol” and lucrative endorsement deals with L’Oréal and Gillette, Forbes said.
Lopez, who was No. 50 on the list just last year, also designs clothes for Kohl’s and has a top-selling fragrance.
Winfrey hung on to the No. 2 spot despite a rough year behind the camera at her cable outfit OWN.
Bieber stayed put at No. 3, staying busy on tour and lighting up social networks. The 18-year-old has 21.8 million Twitter followers, second only to Lady Gaga’s 24.1 million Little Monsters.
The Barbados-born songbird Rihanna performed 85 shows in the past 12 months and kept her name and picture in the limelight.
Rihanna was among several newcomers to the list of 100, along with first-timers Kardashian (No. 7), British soul singer Adele (No. 24), actress Charlize Theron (No. 75), “New Girl” star Zooey Deschanel (No. 96) and comic actress Melissa McCarthy (No. 99).
Last year’s No. 1, Lady Gaga, slowed down just a bit, taking time off touring and Twitter. But she still raked in $52 million in the past 12 months.
Ashton Kutcher debuted at No. 51, replacing former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen on the list, as well as on the show.