The surprise entrant this year, Lady Gaga has jumped from 24th in the Forbes list to 7th, well above her idol Queen Elizabeth II who languishes in 41st place.
The enigmatic singer has had a fantastic year, despite controversy over her outfits and performances. Selling millions of albums worldwide, campaigning for gay equal rights and her devotion to her fans has not stopped her and she plans to release new material very soon.
22,000 people agreed to clean toilets for WiFi because they did not read the terms.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.