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Angela Merkel tops powerful women list

Eight heads of state and 29 CEOs among Forbes' list of 100 powerful women

Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the Forbes list of the world's most powerful women, which is dominated by politicians, businesswomen and leaders in media and entertainment.\nRank 1. Angela Merkel --\nChancellor --\nAge: 57 -- \nCountry: Germany --\nCategory: Politics\n(Source: www.forbes.com)
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who came close to defeating President Obama when he sought the Democratic nomination in 2008, was second. --\nRank 2. Hillary Clinton --\nUS Secretary of State --\nAge: 63 --\nCountry: United States --\nCategory: Politics --
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
Rank 3. Dilma Rousseff --\nPresident --\nAge: 63 --\nCountry: Brazil --\nCategory: Politics --
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
Rank 4. Indra Nooyi --\nChief Executive, PepsiCo --\nAge: 55 --\nCountry: United States --\nCategory: Business
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
Rank 5. Sheryl Sandberg --\nChief Operating Officer, Facebook --\nAge: 41 --\nCountry: United States --\nCategory: Business
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
Rank 6. Melinda Gates --\nCo-founder, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation --\nAge: 47 --\nCountry: United States --\nCategory: Non-Profit
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
Rank 7. Sonia Gandhi --\nPresident, Indian National Congress Party --\nAge: 64 --\nCountry: India --\nCategory: Politics
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
Rank 8. Michelle Obama --\nUS First Lady --\nAge: 47 --\nCountry: United States --\nCategory: Politics
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
Rank 9. Christine Lagarde --\nManaging Director, International Monetary Fund --\nAge: 55 --\nCountry: France --\nCategory: Non-Profit
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
Rank 10. Irene Rosenfeld --\nCEO, Kraft Foods --\nAge: 58 --\nCountry: United States --\nCategory: Business
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
From the Middle East region, Jordan's Queen Rania was ranked at No 53, in recognition of her campaigning for women’s issues and human rights. Jordan’s first lady has many as 600,000 followers on Twitter and her own YouTube channel that has led to her receiving the online channel’s first ‘Visionary’ award\n
Angela Merkel tops powerful women list
And from the Gulf Arab region, Saudi Arabia's Lubna S Olayan, CEO of Olayan Financing Company, was ranked at number 63 on the list