Most Powerful Women in the World 2016

The following table lists the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. The women range from presidents to CEOs to philanthropists.

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

RankNameTitle
1.Angela MerkelChancellor of Germany
2.Hillary ClintonPresidential candidate
3.Janet YellenChair, Federal Reserve
4.Melinda GatesCo-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
5.Mary BarraCEO, General Motors
6.Christine LagardeManaging Director, International Monetary Fund
7.Sheryl SandbergCOO, Facebook
8.Susan WojcickiCEO, YouTube, Google
9.Meg WhitmanCEO, Hewlett-Packard
10.Ana Patricia BotínChair, Santander Group, Banco Santander
11.Virginia RomettyCEO, IBM
12.Geun-hye ParkPresident, South Korea
13.Michelle ObamaFirst Lady, United States
14.Indra NooyiCEO, PepsiCo
15.Angela AhrendtsSVP, Retail, Apple
16.Abigail JohnsonPresident-CEO, Fidelity Investments
17.Tsai Ing-wenPresident, Taiwan
18.Michelle BacheletPresident, Chile
19.Federica MogheriniHigh Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union
20.Safra CatzCo-CEO, Oracle