Lady Gaga: The World's Most Youthful Power Woman

Lady Gaga may not have ranked in the top ten of the world's 100 most powerful women, but there are sure to be a few above her who would gladly swap their place for her age.

The singer, who was ranked no. 45 on the list compiled by Forbes, after dropping 31 places from her 2012 ranking, was the youngest woman ranked amongst the world's most important females, a group full of political figures and CEOs.

The musician, who has been missing in action this year as she recovers from a hip injury, which was operated on in February, was noted for her "born this way" tour by Forbes, which raked in a total of $160 million in 2012, as well as her $52 million in earnings to date.

Lady Gaga, who ranked ahead the likes of day-time talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres (No. 51) and supermodel Gisele Bündchen (No. 95), was also placed at #5 on the Forbes top 100 celebrity list.

The New York native was joined on the list by fellow singers Beyoncé Knowles (31), who ranked at no.17 and second in the youthful charts and Shakira (36), who came in at no. 52.

Gaga, who boasts over 35 million followers on Twitter, has been speculated by British tabloid The Sun to be making her return to the big stage in concert with Beyoncé in New York this summer as part of the "Mrs. Carter Show" world tour, though no confirmation from either singer's camp has been made.

When she does make a return, though, she will be sure to ascend in Forbes ranking and move closer towards Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, who was named the world's most powerful woman of 2013.

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