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Forbes released the list of 100 most powerful women in the world of 2019

Forbes’ 2019 edition of its World’s Most Powerful Women, released Thursday, marked a return for the German leader, who has made 14 appearances in the list’s 16-year history. Merkel was joined in the top spots by fellow prominent female political leaders. Christine Lagarde moved up one place this year to second position after taking over a president of the European Central Bank. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative, Nancy Pelosi, took third place and Ursula Von Der Leyen, president of the European Commission, fourth. The top five was rounded out by General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

This year’s top 100 females list featured women from six categories — business (31), technology (17), finance (12), media & entertainment (14), politics & policy (22) and philanthropy (4). Together, they control or influence more than $2.3 trillion in revenue and oversee nearly 6.5 million employees.

List of world’s most powerful women of 2019

RANKNAMEAGECOUNTRY
#1Angela Merkel65 Germany
#2Christine Lagarde63 France
#3 Nancy Pelosi79 United States
#4 Ursula von der Leyen61 Belgium
#5 Mary Barra57 United States
#6 Melinda Gates55 United States
#7 Abigail Johnson57 United States
#8 Ana Patricia Botín59 Spain
#9 Ginni Rometty62 United States
#10 Marillyn Hewson65 United States
#11 Gail Boudreaux59 United States
#12 Susan Wojcicki51 United States
#13 Isabelle Kocher53 France
#14 Safra Catz58 United States
#15Kristalina Georgieva66 Bulgaria
#16 Julie Sweet51 United States
#17 Emma Walmsley50 United Kingdom
#18 Sheryl Sandberg50 United States
#19 Ruth Porat62 United States
#20 Oprah Winfrey65 United States
#21Judith McKenna53 United States
#22 Jessica Tan China
#23 Ho Ching66 Singapore
#24Phebe Novakovic61 United States
#25 Shari Redstone65 United States
#26Amy Hood47 United States
#27 Stacey Cunningham45 United States
#28 Jessica Uhl51
#29 Sheikh Hasina Wajed72 Bangladesh
#30 Adena Friedman50 United States
#31 Mary Callahan Erdoes52 United States
#32 Jane Fraser
#33 Laurene Powell Jobs56United States
#34 Nirmala SitharamanIndia
#35 Marianne Lake50United Kingdom
#36 Gina Rinehart65 Australia
#37 Kathy Warden
#38 Jacinda Ardern39 New Zealand
#39 Anne Finucane United States
#40 Queen Elizabeth II93United Kingdom
#41 Tsai Ing-wen63 Taiwan
#42 Ivanka Trump38 United States
#43 Rosalind Brewer56 United States
#44 Mingzhu Dong65 China
#45 Erna Solberg58 Norway
#46 Dana Walden55 United States
#47 Vicki Hollub
#48 Jennifer Salke
#49 Jennifer Morgan48United States
#50 Nicola Sturgeon49United Kingdom
#51 Donna Langley51United Kingdom
#52 Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen49 Vietnam
#53 Elvira Nabiullina56 Russia
#54 Roshni Nadar Malhotra38India
#55 Gwynne Shotwell56United States
#56 Tricia Griffith55United States
#57 Maggie Wei Wu51China
#58Feng Ying WangChina
#59 Lynn Good United States
#60 Paula Santilli
#61 Rihanna31 Barbados
#62 Melanie Kreis48 Germany
#63 Hooi Ling Tan
#64 Bonnie Hammer69 United States
#65 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw66 India
#66 Beyoncé Knowles38 United States
#67 Zhou Qunfei49 Hong Kong
#68 Sophie Wilmes
#69 Jane Jie Sun51 China
#70 Katharine Viner47 United Kingdom
#71 Taylor Swift30 United States
#72Judy Faulkner76 United States
#73 Güler Sabanci64 Turkey
#74 Kathleen Kennedy United States
#75 Mette Frederiksen
#76 Sri Mulyani Indrawati57Indonesia
#77 Andrea Marques de Almeida
#78 Solina Chau57 Hong Kong
#79 Ava DuVernay47United Arab Emirates
#80 Zuzana Caputova
#81 Serena Williams38United States
#82 Mary Meeker60United States
#83 Lam Wai YingHong Kong
#84 Raja Easa Al GurgUnited Arab Emirates
#85 Eliza Manningham-Buller71United Kingdom
#86 Jenny Lee47 Singapore
#87 Lee Boo-jin49South Korea
#88 Ana Brnabic44 Serbia
#89 Meg Whitman63United States
#90 Reese Witherspoon43United States
#91Anne Wojcicki46United States
#92Aileen Lee49United States
#93 Sahle-Work ZewdeEthiopia
#94Dominique Senequier66France
#95Kirsten Green48United States
#96Renuka Jagtiani
#97Rania NasharSaudi Arabia
#98Amina Mohammed
#99Margarita Louis-Dreyfus57Switzerland
#100Greta Thunberg
RANKNAMEAGECOUNTRY
Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman also included in the list of 100 most powerful women in the world

India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been ranked in the list of Forbes. Tomorrow Forbes has released the list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. For the first time, the name of the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has been included in the list. She has been ranked 34 in the list released by Forbes.

These Indian women also got a place

Apart from Nirmala Sitharaman, Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO and Executive Director of HCL Corporation from India and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, MD and CEO of pharmaceutical company Bicon, have also been ranked in this list. Malhotra is 54th on the list. Shaw is ranked 65 in the list. For the first time, 23 women have been included in the list of the most powerful women in the world. IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva, environmental activist Greta Thanberg and pop singer and lyricist Rihanna have also managed to find a place in this list. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is at 29th position.

In this context, Forbes says that in 2019, women across the world have actively moved forward and taken leadership roles in government, industries, media and charitable work.

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