Presumably, there was a time when Forbes reported on financial news and analyzed economic trends. BORING! As far as we can tell, the outlet now exists only as a Play-Doh maker spewing out limitless permutations of listicles of the Most Powerful/Most Successful/Wealthiest Famous People With Clickable Names. Because, that counts as finance crap, right? The latest roster featuring some big-name pop stars is their list of the World’s Most Powerful Women. Beyonce and Shakira both make the cut, at 17 and 52, respectively. Lady Gaga also slips in at #45.
Bey made the list for her $50 million deal with Pepsi, her Super Bowl Halftime performance, the Mrs. Carter Show, her activism and like a million other things. As for Gaga, she’s had a relatively quiet year, all things considered, but she’s here for her Little Monsters social networking site and her anti-bullying advocacy. Shakira, meanwhile, is recognized for having a baby and a successful run on The Voice in the same year. Brava!