Here's a novel concept: Don't release a record in nearly two years, and then top Forbes' list of highest paid celebrities under 30. That's exactly what Lady Gaga has done.
According to Forbes, Lady Gaga made $80 million between June 2012 to June 2013, despite cancelling part of her world tour to have hip surgery. Gaga is in good company, as Justin Bieber ($58 million), Taylor Swift ($55 million) and Rihanna ($43 million) round out the top five.
Consider them the new power circle.