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 nine times in the last ten years, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, is understood to be the world's most powerful woman.

2016 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Germany Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  2. United States Hillary Clinton, Presidential candidate of the United States
  3. United States Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States
  4. United States Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  5. United States Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
  6. France Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
  7. United States Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
  8. United States Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
  9. United States Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  10. Spain Ana Patricia Botín, Executive Chairman of Banco Santander[1]

2015 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Germany Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  2. United States Hillary Clinton, Presidential candidate of the United States
  3. United States Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  4. United States Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States
  5. United States Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
  6. France Taylor Swift, Song Writer and performer
  7. Brazil Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
  8. United States Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
  9. United States Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
  10. United States Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States[2]

2014 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Germany Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  2. United States Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States
  3. United States Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  4. Brazil Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
  5. France Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
  6. United States Hillary Clinton, Former United States Secretary of State
  7. United States Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
  8. United States Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
  9. United States Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
  10. United States Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM[3]

2013 (top 10 selection)[edit]

  1. Angela Merkel Germany
  2. Dilma Rousseff Brazil
  3. Melinda Gates United States
  4. Michelle Obama United States
  5. Hillary Rodham 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 United States[4]

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[5]

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[6]

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[7]

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[8]

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[9]

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[10]

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[11]

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[12]

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[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World's Most Powerful Women 2016". Forbes. June 7, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ Howard, Caroline (May 26, 2015). "The World's Most Powerful Women 2015". Forbes. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ Howard, Caroline (May 28, 2014). "The World's Most Powerful Women 2014". Forbes. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Howard, Caroline (May 22, 2013). "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Howard, Caroline (August 22, 2012). "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2012". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ Howard, Caroline (August 24, 2011). "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women: This Year It's All About Reach". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women: November 2010". Forbes.com. October 5, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ Donner, Francesca (August 19, 2009). "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ Egan, Mary Ellen; Schoenberger, Chana R. (August 27, 2008). "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. August 30, 2007. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  11. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. August 31, 2006. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ MacDonald, Elizabeth; Schoenberger, Chana R. (August 20, 2004). "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 

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