World’s most powerful women: Angela Merkel tops Forbes list

According to Forbes latest list, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been listed as most powerful women for the fifth running year.

US presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has been positioned as second most powerful women while third position has been secured by the Melinda Gates for her foundation work with her husband Bill Gates, Forbes report said.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde (6), Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff (7), Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg (8), YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (9) and US First Lady Michelle Obama (10) have also made it to the list successfully.

Four Indian women SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya (30), ICICI bank head Chanda Kochhar (35), Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (85) and HT Media Chair Shobhana Bhartia (93) are among the world’s 100 most powerful women.

Two women of Indian-origin PepsiCo Chief Indra Nooyi (15) and Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior (84) also made to the list.

The list also includes media personality Oprah Winfrey (12), singer Beyonce Knowles (21), Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (22), Vogue Editor—in—Chief Anna Wintour (28), Queen Elizabeth II (41), TV character Ellen DeGeneres (50), actress Angelina Jolie (54), Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed (59) and singer Taylor Swift (64).

According to Forbes statement, the list ranks individuals in view of financial Resources, media vicinity, spheres of influence and impact.