Singer beats Barack Obama and Britney Spears in the fame stakes

Lady Gaga has become the first living person to score 10 million fans on Facebook.

The singer has overtaken US President Barack Obama and Britney Spears as the most famous person on the social networking site.

Only five others, none of them living, have more Facebook fans than Lady Gaga.

They are the late Michael Jackson, Texas Hold ’em Poke, the Family Guy TV show, the game Mafia Wars and the social networking site itself.

Thanking her fans, the singer tweeted: “Thank u so much little monsters for following me on Facebook! 10 million friends of mine who are now connected to each other.”