Glenn Beck made more money in the last year than powerhouse media figure Oprah Winfrey (or pop star Lady Gaga
) according to a new Forbes report
on the world's "most powerful" celebs.
In fact, all of the list's celebrities who ply their trade primarily in politics were on the right, notes The Daily Caller
, with the possible exception of comedian Jon Stewart, who doesn't shy away from putting his politics front and center. Beck's peers on the list, however, include Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
Beck trumps them both. So to speak
"Beck led the way," writes DC
's Jamie Weinstein, who notes the pop-pundit's #34 ranking on the list overall. "Forbes estimated that he earned a staggering $90 million dollars over the last 12 months, more than even Oprah Winfrey, who earned an estimated $77 million."
last year claimed
Beck among the "most influential conservatives never elected to public office," alongside Andrew Breitbart, James Dobson, Phylis Schlafly, William F. Buckley, Jr., Paul Wolfowitz, Alan Greenspan, Jerry Falwell, and economist Milton Friedman.
Via Forbes, Daily Caller, and PolicyMic