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The Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World

10/07/2010 liza 0Comment

Being in the list of the very prestigious Forbe’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women is really a huge thing.  No doubt about the number one spot which is taken by the first lady of the United States,  Michelle Obama. If you are wondering who are the other 99 most powerful women then here’s the exciting list. Take a deep breath because this is certainly long… =)

1 Michelle Obama, first lady
2 Irene Rosenfeld, chief executive, Kraft Foods
3 Oprah Winfrey, media mogul
4 Angela Merkel, German chancellor
5 Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state
6 Indra Nooyi, chief executive, Pepsi
7 Lady Gaga, singer
8 Gail Kelly, chief executive, Westpac
9 Beyonce Knowles, singer and fashion designer
10 Ellen DeGeneres, talk show host
11 Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
12 Angela Braly, Chief Executive, Wellpoint
13 Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security
14 Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive, Anglo American
15 Sheila Bair, Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
16 Sarah Palin, Political maverick and commentator
17 Mary Schapiro, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission
18 Ellen Kullman, Chief Executive, DuPont
19 Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice
20 Ursula Burns, Chief Executive, Xerox
21 Angelina Jolie, Actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador
22 Katie Couric, News anchor
23 Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Health & Human Services
24 Anne Lauvergeon, Chief Executive, Areva
25 Elena Kagan, Supreme Court Justice
26 Patricia Woertz, Chief Executive, Archer Daniels Midland
27 Melinda Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
28 Arianna Huffington, Founder and editor-in-chief, Huffington Post
29  Madonna, Singer, fashion designer
30 Ho Ching, Chief Executive, Temasek Holdings
31 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice
32 Maria Ramos, Chief Executive, Absa Group Banks
33 Chelsea Handler, Talk show host and author
34 Tina Brown, Cofounder and editor-in-chief, The Daily Beast
35 Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, First Lady
36 Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, Chief Executive, Sunoco
37 Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President and Special Adviser to the Secretary of Treasury
38 Ana Patricia Botin, Chair, Banesto bank
39 Heidi Klum, Model and producer
40 Meredith Vieira, Co-anchor
41 Queen Elizabeth II, Monarch
42 Carol Bartz, Chief Executive, Yahoo!
43 Christine Lagarde, Finance Minister
44 Sallie Krawcheck, President, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America
45 Sarah Jessica Parker, Actor and fashion designer
46 Diane Sawyer, News anchor
47 Meg Whitman, Gubernatorial candidate, California
48 Marina Berlusconi, Chair, Mondadori and Fininvest Group
49 Stephenie Meyer, Author
50 Rachel Maddow, Talk show host

Sorry I have to cut it to 50. For the complete list, you can check out Forbe’s website.

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