Most Powerful Women in the World 2013

The following table lists the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. The women range from presidents to divas, CEOs to a mining tycoon.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Source: AP Photo/Michael Sohn

Rank Name Title Category
1. Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany politics
2. Dilma Rousseff President of Brazil politics
3. Melinda Gates Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation philanthropy
4. Michelle Obama First Lady, United States politics
5. Hillary Clinton Personality, philanthropist politics
6. Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook technology
7. Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund philanthropy
8. Janet Napolitano Secretary, Department of Homeland Security politics
9. Sonia Gandhi President of Indian National Congress, India politics
10. Indra Nooyi CEO, PepsiCo business
11. Geun-hye Park President, South Korea politics
12. Virginia Rometty CEO, IBM technology
13. Oprah Winfrey Entrepreneur, Personality media
14. Ursula Burns Chairman and CEO, Xerox technology
15. Meg Whitman CEO, Hewlett-Packard technology
16. Gina Rinehart Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting metal, mining
17. Beyonce Knowles Actress, Entrepreneur, Musician celebrity
18. Maria das Graças Silva Foster CEO, Petrobras-Petróleo Brazil business
19. Jill Abramson Executive Editor, New York Times Co. media
20. Irene Rosenfeld CEO, Mondel's International business

Most Powerful Women in the World 2013

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