Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women

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Starting in 2004, Forbes magazine has made a list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. It is edited by notable Forbes journalists including Moira Forbes, and based on visibility and economic impact. Leading the table seven times in the last eight years, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany is understood to be the world's most powerful woman.

2014 (top 20 selection)[edit]

  1. Angela Merkel Germany
  2. Janet Yellen United States
  3. Melinda Gates United States
  4. Dilma Rousseff Brazil
  5. Christine Lagarde France
  6. Hillary Clinton United States
  7. Mary Barra United States
  8. Michelle Obama United States
  9. Sheryl Sandberg United States
  10. Virginia Rometty United States
  11. Park Geun-hye South Korea
  12. Susan Wojcicki United States
  13. Indra Nooyi United States
  14. Oprah Winfrey United States
  15. Irene Rosenfeld United States
  16. Maria das Graças Silva Foster Brazil
  17. Beyoncé Knowles United States
  18. Marissa Mayer United States
  19. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Argentina
  20. Meg Whitman United States
[1]

2013 (top 20 selection)[edit]

  1. Angela Merkel Germany
  2. Dilma Rousseff Brazil
  3. Melinda Gates United States
  4. Michelle Obama United States
  5. Hillary Clinton United States
  6. Sheryl Sandberg United States
  7. Christine Lagarde France
  8. Janet Napolitano United States
  9. Sonia Gandhi India
  10. Indra Nooyi India
  11. Geun-hye Park South Korea
  12. Virginia Rometty United States
  13. Oprah Winfrey United States
  14. Ursula Burns United States
  15. Meg Whitman United States
  16. Gina Rinehart Australia
  17. Beyoncé United States
  18. Maria das Graças Silva Foster Brazil
  19. Jill Abramson United States
  20. Irene Rosenfeld United States
[2]

2012 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Angela Merkel Germany
  2. Hillary Rodham Clinton United States
  3. Dilma Rousseff Brazil
  4. Melinda Gates United States
  5. Jill Abramson United States
  6. Sonia Gandhi India
  7. Michelle Obama United States
  8. Christine Lagarde France
  9. Janet Napolitano United States
  10. Sheryl Sandberg United States
[3]

2011 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Angela Merkel Germany
  2. Hillary Rodham Clinton United States
  3. Dilma Rousseff Brazil
  4. Indra Nooyi India
  5. Sheryl Sandberg United States
  6. Melinda Gates United States
  7. Sonia Gandhi India
  8. Michelle Obama United States
  9. Christine Lagarde France
  10. Irene Rosenfeld United States
[4]

2010 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Michelle Obama United States
  2. Irene Rosenfeld United States
  3. Oprah Winfrey United States
  4. Angela Merkel Germany
  5. Hillary Rodham Clinton United States
  6. Indra Nooyi India United States
  7. Lady Gaga United States
  8. Gail Kelly Australia
  9. Beyoncé Knowles United States
  10. Ellen DeGeneres United States
[5]

2009 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Angela Merkel Germany
  2. Sheila Bair United States
  3. Indra Nooyi India United States
  4. Cynthia Carroll United States United Kingdom
  5. Ho Ching Singapore
  6. Irene Rosenfeld United States
  7. Ellen Kullman United States
  8. Angela Braly United States
  9. Anne Lauvergeon France
  10. Lynn Elsenhans United States
[6]

2008 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Angela Merkel Germany
  2. Sheila Bair United States
  3. Indra Nooyi India United States
  4. Angela Braly United States
  5. Cynthia Carroll United States United Kingdom
  6. Irene Rosenfeld United States
  7. Condoleezza Rice United States
  8. Ho Ching Singapore
  9. Anne Lauvergeon France
  10. Anne Mulcahy United States
[7]

2007 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Angela Merkel Germany
  2. Wu Yi China
  3. Ho Ching Singapore
  4. Condoleezza Rice United States
  5. Indra Nooyi India United States
  6. Sonia Gandhi India
  7. Cynthia Carroll United States United Kingdom
  8. Patricia Woertz United States
  9. Irene Rosenfeld United States
  10. Patricia Russo United States

2006 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Angela Merkel Germany
  2. Condoleezza Rice United States
  3. Wu Yi China
  4. Indra Nooyi India United States
  5. Anne Mulcahy United States
  6. Sallie Krawcheck United States
  7. Patricia Woertz United States
  8. Anne Lauvergeon France
  9. Brenda Barnes United States
  10. Zoe Cruz United States

2005 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Condoleezza Rice United States
  2. Wu Yi China
  3. Yulia Tymoshenko Ukraine
  4. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Philippines
  5. Margaret Whitman United States
  6. Anne Mulcahy United States
  7. Sallie Krawcheck United States
  8. Brenda Barnes United States
  9. Oprah Winfrey United States
  10. Melinda Gates United States

2004 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Condoleezza Rice United States
  2. Wu Yi China
  3. Sonia Gandhi India
  4. Laura Bush United States
  5. Hillary Rodham Clinton United States
  6. Sandra Day O'Connor United States
  7. Ruth Bader Ginsburg United States
  8. Megawati Sukarnoputri Indonesia
  9. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Philippines
  10. Carly Fiorina United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2014-05-29.  (2014 List)
  2. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24.  (2013 List)
  3. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22.  (2012 List)
  4. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12.  (2011 List)
  5. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2012-05-03.  (2010 List)
  6. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-20.  (2009 List)
  7. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2008-09-18.  (2008 List)
  8. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2008-01-28.  (2007 List)
  9. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. 2006-08-31. Retrieved 2008-01-28.  (2006 List)
  10. ^ "The Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2008-01-28.  (2005 List)
  11. ^ "Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2008-01-28. [dead link] (2004 List)

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