more power to you!

Forbes’ Most Powerful Women:

How on earth do they define ‘power’ – Lady Gaga and Beyonce??

Full list here

21 Responses to “more power to you!”

  1. 1 Sonjia Duncan
    March 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Lady GAGA?? With the meat outfit, for real?

  2. 5 Fred
    March 8, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Chip my jaw dropped when I saw Gaga and Beyonce.I mean really? :0 😮 🙄

    as far as Mrs O;I totally agree but I am biased 😀 .Happy to see Oprah and Hillary there 😀

    • March 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

      It’s a strange old list, isn’t it Fred?! I just heard someone from Forbes on TV talking about how many followers Lady Gaga has on Twitter – is that how you define ‘power’?!?!

    • 8 Temp
      March 8, 2011 at 9:41 am

      I think Gaga made it for the amount of tweet/facebook fans she has and the influence she has over them – I’m guessing. beyonce most likely made it because of her side businesses and contracts with perfume/cosmetics companies. Girl is swimming in money.

  3. 9 Temp
    March 8, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Nice to see three AA women in the top 10

  4. 11 Proud of Obama
    March 8, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Way to go, First Lady! Take that stupid, ignorant haters Palin, Bachmann and Rush.

  5. 12 lisa
    March 8, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Come on, Beyonce is a good pick. She’s possibly one of the hardest working women in the entertainment industry. She’s also got her hand in every possible pot ie: designing clothes, perfume, investments, etc. Thats smart.She’s pretty good. Last year she made $80 million, just $2 million less than her husband. She’s tough and smart, she’s got style and class. I never see her in rag magazines and there’s never any bad publicity associated with her. She’s a good role model for young women everywhere. It’s nice when you can see entertainers who know how and when to entertain, and when to go away i.e.(not Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, etc) who just go around drunk or half naked.

    • March 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

      Hey Lisa, I don’t deny any of that about Beyonce (or Lady Gaga), but to rate her as more ‘powerful’ than people like Sonia Sotomayor, Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren is, to me, a bit odd. If it was a list of the most ‘influential’ women (in her case, how young girls view her as a role model, etc) I might understand. But why am I taking this list seriously?!! 🙂 Apart from anything, it shouldn’t be called a ‘world’ list, there aren’t half enough non-Americans!

    • 14 Asher in Boston
      March 8, 2011 at 11:18 am

      Iam with you on Beyonce,Lisa. She is hardworking and hey, she made millions and money is power. And IMHO she is the otal package. And yet again, she serenaded the Potus and Flotus,haha couldnt resist. Lol.

    • 15 Gia S.
      March 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      A person that is powerful is able to influence others, and being a hard worker and making a lot of money a year does not make one powerful.

  6. 16 P
    March 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm


    • 17 Sue in Minnesota
      March 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      If Palin was on that list than I would just hang it up…….I can’t think of anyone, in the realm of my awareness, that I think less of. IMO, she is a disgrace to humanity.

  7. 18 Gia S.
    March 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Beyonce is NOT a powerful woman, so she shouldn’t be on the list.

  8. March 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Lady Gaga and Beyonce made the same list as First Lady Michelle Obama,Executive in a major hospital;; law degree/First Lady, married to the Leader of the entire Free World; Hillary Clinton, former first lady, law degree/U.S. Secretary of State, /married the the former Leader of the Free World; Carla Bruni, First Lady of France; Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker in Congress; Angela Merekel, President of Germany; two Supreme Court Justices;Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul and a Mega Philanthropist. You get where I’m going with this. Or is this List for something for everybody; The Music Industry, the Gay community, Politics, etc ???? As someone said, how do you define Power? Influence, maybe?

  9. 20 barb
    March 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I guess this list of women is something for anyone.

    I clicked on that Forbes link and there is an Interview Forbes did with JayZ and Warren Buffett They discuss their childhood up to their current wealth today. Very interesting.
    The Forbes 400
    Jay-Z, Buffett and Forbes on Success and Giving Back
    Edited by Bruce Upbin, 09.23.10, 01:00 PM EDT
    Forbes Magazine dated October 11, 2010

    The rapper and the investor sit down in Omaha for a free-wheeling talk with Steve Forbes.
    The first Forbes 400 Summit was surreal, amazing and, in the end, moving. We gassed up a Gulfstream 450 one warm September morning and flew one of the most successful recording artists of all time, Jay-Z, to meet the most successful investor of all time, Warren Buffett, on the latter’s home turf of Omaha, Neb. The intent was to capture their very different perspectives on success and wealth and to talk about the social obligations that come with each. They ended up finding out they had more in common than anyone would have expected between a 40-year-old rapper from the Brooklyn projects and the 80-year-old sage of compounded returns


  10. 21 LadyTNT
    March 9, 2011 at 2:08 am

    You don’t think influence equals power? I would not be surprised if Mrs. O is number 1 because of her influence. She wears a dress, we buy it. She tells us to eat healthier, we do. She tells us to move, we do. She tells us to volunteer, we do. She tells us to garden, we do. She tells us to vote for husband, we did and will do again. Do you get my drift? And please don’t think I’m trying to take away from Mrs. O’s other attributes that make her more than qualified to be number 1. I’m just saying, we can’t sleep on the power that comes with being influential.

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