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10 Most Powerful Women of The World Today

Here, we present the list of 10 Most Powerful Women of The World today. This list is according to the Forbes’ annual 100 most powerful women. This list includes the 10 women with the most impact – the top politicians, finance and business leaders, activist billionaires, entrepreneurs, media mavens, technologists, philanthropists and celebrities who matter. All these ladies ranked by money, media momentum, spheres of influence and impact. Have a look!

10 Most Powerful Women of The World Today:

10. Virginia Rometty | CEO, IBM, United States

10 Most Powerful Women
No. 10. Virginia Rometty, age 56 – CEO, IBM, United States.

When IBM saw revenue declines, its CEO passed on an annual bonus, that type of leadership has helped Rometty’s rise up the ranks of the technology company, where she first began working at 24 in 1981 as a systems engineer.

9. Sheryl Sandberg | COO, Facebook, United States

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg, age 44 – COO, Facebook, United States – 9th in the list of world’s 10 Most Powerful Women.

With a net worth just shy of a billion, Sandberg is COO of the social media giant, which has a $160B market value.

8. Michelle Obama | First Lady, United States

Michelle Obama Bodybuilding
Michelle Obama, age 50 – spot 8th position in the list of world’s 10 Most Powerful Women.

The Harvard grad and former corporate attorney actively uses her platform as first lady to fight childhood obesity and promote healthier eating and lifestyles.

7. Mary Barra | CEO, General Motors, United States

CEO, General Motors Mary Barra
The 52 years old Mary Barra – CEO, General Motors, United States spot 7th in the list of world’s 10 Most Powerful Women.

A 33-year company veteran, Barra took the reins of GM when she became CEO in January.

6. Hillary Clinton | Former Secretary of State, United States

Hillary Rodham Clinton Signs Copies Of Her Memoir "Hard Choices"
The Former Secretary of State, United States – 66 years old Hillary Clinton hold the 6th place in the list of world’s 10 Most Powerful Women.

Her upcoming memoir, “Hard Choices,” which chronicles her time as Secretary of State, reportedly earned her a high-seven-figure advance.

5. Christine Lagarde | Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, France

Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde, age 58 – Managing Director, International Monetary Fund – comes 5th in the list of world’s 10 Most Powerful Women.

The first woman to run the 188-country financial organization has spent much of her first three years in crisis mode, most recently dealing with escalating tensions in Ukraine and approving a $17 billion loan for the country in April.

4. Dilma Rousseff | President, Brazil

Dilma Rousseff President, Brazil
The president of Brazil, 66 years old Dilma Rousseff comes 4th in the list of world’s 10 Most Powerful Women.

One of the world’s most powerful heads of state, Rousseff is more than halfway through her term as president of Brazil, the world’s seventh-largest national economy with a GDP of nearly $2.4T.

3. Melinda Gates | Philanthropist, United States

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates in Oslo, June 2009
The 49 years old Philanthropist from United States hold third place in the list of world’s 10 Most Powerful Women.

Melinda Gates has cemented her dominance in philanthropy and global development to the tune of $3.4B in giving 2012 (most recent data available) and more than $26B in grant commitments since she founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband in 1998.

2. Janet Yellen | Chair, Federal Reserve, United States

Janet Yellen
The 67 years old, Janet Yellen spot second in the world’s 10 Most Powerful Women list.

Yellen is the first woman to head the most influential central bank in the world, given the size of the Fed’s balance sheet ($4T) relative to the U.S. GDP ($16.7T).

1. Angela Merkel | Chancellor, Germany

Angela Merkel Chancellor, Germany
The 59 years old, Chancellor of Germany – Angela Merkel topes the list of 10 Most Powerful Women of the world today.

The first political star from the former East Germany since reunification, Chancellor Merkel is also the backbone and an original architect of the 28-member European Union with a GDP of $15.8T.

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