Angelina Jolie, who was last year's No. 1, dropped all the way to No. 18.
Beyonce Knowles climbed two spots, to No. 2, after a successful year touring and continuing to grow her empire, which includes music, fashion, fragrance, and a slew of endorsement deals, for $87 million in earnings.
Black Eyed Peas
Aside from Lady Gaga, other newcomers of note include the Black Eyed Peas (No. 16)
Rounding out the Top Ten: Britney Spears at No. 6 ($130 million in earnings, mostly from a successful world tour)
Chelsea Handler (No. 98)
Conan O'Brien (No 51)
Director James Cameron rode the box office success of "Avatar" all the way to No. 3, returning to the list for the first time since 1999, with $210 coming in over the past year.
Jay-Z landed the No. 15 spot
Johnny Depp at No. 9 (the top earning actor on the list, with $75 million
Kristen Stewart (No. 66)
Lady Gaga is the list's highest-ranking newcomer, at No. 4, with $62 million in earnings.
Madonna at No. 10 ($58 million)
Oprah Winfrey has taken back her crown as the world's most powerful celebrity on this year's Forbes magazine Celebrity 100 Power List. The Queen of Talk earned a staggering $315 million over the last year. It's the fourth time she's been in the No. 1 slot.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. (No. 73)
"Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson (No. 50)
Sandra Bullock at No. 8 (her successful films and high-profile split with husband Jesse James kept her name in the news)
Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift jumped up to No. 12 from 69.
Tiger Woods stayed at No. 5, despite his sex scandal, which cost him some endorsements. He took in some $105 million during the past year.