Forbes World's Most Powerful Women 2013

The annual Forbes ranking showcases women making a difference in the realms of politics, business, finance, entertainment and philanthropy. Here are the top 100–

(Ranks calculated May 2013)

1. Angela Merkel (Chancellor, Germany)
2. Dilma Rousseff (President, Brazil)
3. Melinda Gates (Cochair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States)
4. Michelle Obama (First Lady, United States)
5. Hillary Clinton (Personality, Philanthropist, United States)
6. Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook, United States)
7. Christine Lagarde (Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, France)
8. Janet Napolitano (Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States)
9. Sonia Gandhi (President, Indian National Congress, India)
10. Indra Nooyi (CEO, PepsiCo, United States)
11. Geun-hye Park (President, South Korea)
12. Virginia Rometty (CEO, IBM, United States)
13. Oprah Winfrey (Entrepreneur, Personality, United States)
14. Ursula Burns (Chairman and CEO, Xerox, United States)
15. Meg Whitman (CEO, Hewlett-Packard, United States)
16. Georgina Rinehart (Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting, Australia)
17. Beyonce Knowles (Actress, Entrepreneur, Musician, United States)
18. Maria das Graças Silva Foster (CEO, Petrobras, Brazil)
19. Jill Abramson (Executive Editor, New York Times Co., United States)
20. Irene Rosenfeld (CEO, Mondelez International, United States)
21. Helen Clark (Administrator, U.N. Development Programme, New Zealand)
22. Nancy Pelosi (Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, United States)
23. Safra Catz (CFO, Oracle, United States)
24. Anne Sweeney (Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, Walt Disney, United States)
25. Kathleen Sebelius (Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, United States)
26. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (President, Argentina)
27. Sheri McCoy (CEO, Avon Products, United States)
28. Julia Gillard (Prime Minister, Australia)
29. Aung San Suu Kyi (Chair and Parliamentarian, National League for Democracy, Burma)
30. Susan Wojcicki (Senior Vice President, Google, United States)
31. Yingluck Shinawatra (Prime Minister, Thailand)
32. Marissa Mayer (CEO, Yahoo, United States)
33. Margaret Chan (Director-General, World Health Organization, China)
34. Marillyn Hewson (CEO, Lockheed Martin, United States)
35. Mary Barra (SVP, Global Product Development, General Motors, United States)
36. Amy Pascal (Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony, United States)
37. Angelina Jolie (Actress, Philanthropist, United States)
38. Sofia Vergara (Actress, Entrepreneur, Colombia)
39. Laurene Powell Jobs and family (Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective, United States)
40. Queen Elizabeth II (Monarch, United Kingdom)
41. Anna Wintour (Editor-in-Chief, Vogue, Conde Nast Publications, Inc., United States)
42. Ellen Kullman (Chairman and CEO, EI du Pont de Nemours, United States)
43. Drew Gilpin Faust (President, Harvard University, United States)
44. Rosalind Brewer (President and CEO, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart Stores, United States)
45. Lady Gaga (Musician, Philanthropist, United States)
46. Cher Wang (Co-founder and Chair, HTC, Taiwan)
47. Joyce Banda (President, Malawi, Malawi)
48. Wu Yajun and family (Chairman, Longfor Properties, China)
49. Ertharin Cousin (Executive Director, World Food Programme, United Nations)
50. Zhang Xin and family (Cofounder, CEO, Soho China)
51. Ellen DeGeneres (Comedian, Personality, Philanthropist, United States)
52. Shakira Mebarak (Musician, Personality, Philanthropist, Colombia)
53. Angela Ahrendts (CEO, Burberry Group, United States)
54. Liyuan Peng (First Lady, China)
55. Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Managing Director, World Bank, Indonesia)
56. Arianna Huffington (Editor-In-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group, AOL, United States)
57. Padmasree Warrior (Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems, United States)
58. Miuccia Prada (Owner, Fashion Designer, Prada, Italy)
59. Margaret Hamburg (Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, United States)
60. Abigail Johnson (President, Financial Services, Fidelity Investments, United States)
61. Bonnie Hammer (Chairman, Cable Entertainment Group, NBCUniversal, Comcast, United States)
62. Gail Kelly (CEO, Westpac Banking Group, Australia)
63. Amy Hood (Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft, United States)
64. Ho Ching (CEO, Temasek, Singapore)
65. Chanda Kochhar (Managing Director and CEO, Icici Bank, India)
66. Rosalia Mera (Investor, Philanthropist, Spain)
67. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (Minister of Foreign Trade, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates)
68. Helene Gayle (President, CEO, CARE, United States)
69. Tory Burch (CEO, Tory Burch, United States)
70. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus (Chairman of Louis Dreyfus, Louis Dreyfus SAS, Switzerland)
71. Patricia Woertz (Chairman, CEO and President, Archer Daniels Midland, United States)
72. Mary Jo White (Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, United States)
73. Diane Sawyer (Anchor of World News, ABC, Walt Disney, United States)
74. Diane Von Furstenberg (Owner, Fashion Designer, Diane von Furstenberg Studio, L.P., United States)
75. Phebe Novakovic (CEO, General Dynamics, United States)
76. Sue Naegle (President, HBO Entertainment, Time Warner Cable, United States)
77. Sun Yafang (Chair, Huawei Technologies, China)
78. Fabiola Gianotti (Research Physicist, CERN, Italy)
79. Mary Meeker (General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, United States)
80. Solina Chau (Director, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Hong Kong)
81. Denise Morrison (President and CEO, Campbell Soup, United States)
82. Carol Meyrowitz (CEO, TJX Cos, United States)
83. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Minister of Finance, Nigeria)
84. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (President, CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, United States)
85. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Founder, Chair, Biocon Ltd., India)
86. Mary Callahan Erdoes (CEO, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase, United States)
87. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (President, Liberia)
88. Weili Dai (Co-founder, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., United States)
89. Mindy Grossman (CEO, HSN, United States)
90. Sara Blakely (Founder, Spanx, United States)
91. Chua Sock Koong (Group CEO, SingTel, Singapore)
92. Lubna S. Olayan ( CEO, Olayan Financing Company, Saudi Arabia)
93. J.K. Rowling (Author, United States)
94. Guler Sabanci (Chairman and Managing Director, Sabanci Holding, Turkey)
95. Gisele Bundchen (Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Supermodel, Brazil)
96. Beth Brooke (Global Vice Chair - Public Policy, Ernst and Young, United States)
97. Greta Van Susteren (Anchor, FOX News, News Corp, United States)
98. Jennifer Li (CFO, Baidu, China)
99. Judith Rodin (President, Rockefeller Foundation, United States)
100. Lan Yang (Co-owner, Sun Media Group, China)

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