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Apparently, 2011 has been the best year so far for the Mother Monster, Lady Gaga. She has eclipsed over Oprah Winfrey in the recent list of the Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women’. Few months ago, Gaga has taken the title of the World’s Most Powerful Celebrity and has topped over the former host of daytime talk show, Oprah.

However, this year both the powerful women has not been placed in the top 10 of the list. Oprah has drastically dropped from No.3 to No. 14 where as Gaga has slipped her position from No.7 to No. 11. Though, the singer is ranking three slots higher than Oprah.

In addition, Gaga is the only youngest woman on the list of age 25. Including this, Gaga is also deemed to be more powerful than a number of other entertainment figures that includes Beyonce Knowles at No.18, Angelina Jolie at No.29 and the supermodel Gisele Bundchen at No.60.

Besides the entertainment category, coming to political scenario, the first to be in the list is the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. She is followed by the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The Indian National Congress Party President, Sonia Gandhi is at No. 7. However, the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama is in No.8. The former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has taken the position at No. 34. Of the top 100 women, 29 of them are CEOs and eight are the heads of the state and on the whole 74 women have returned to the list from last year.

Top 20 of Forbes’ 2011 Most Powerful Women:

1.    Angela Merkel, German chancellor
2.    Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State
3.    Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
4.    Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive, PepsiCo.
5.    Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
6.    Melinda Gates, Co-founder, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
7.    Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress Party
8.    Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
9.    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
10.    Irene Rosenfeld, CEO, Kraft Foods
11.    Lady GaGa, Entertainer
12.    Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, NY Times
13.    Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
14.    Oprah Winfrey, Media Personality
15.    Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
16.    Susan Wojcicki, SVP, Advertising, Google
17.    Cristina Fernandez, Argentine President
18.    Beyonce Knowles, Entertainer, Designer
19.    Georgina Rinehart, Australia Mining Tycoon
20.    Cher Wang, Co-founder, Chair, HTC; VIA Technologies

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