Forbes’ Most Powerful Women 2011

Forbes Magazine recently released their World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reclaimed her status as the world’s most powerful woman.

She is reclaiming the top position which she held from 2006-2009.

United States First Lady Michelle Obama held the #1 spot last year. She is currently at #8 on the Forbes list.

They control $30 trillion collectively. They’re 54 years old, on average. Twenty-nine are CEOs. Eight are heads of state. Seventy-four are list returnees. And 22 are single (jump on it single hot daddies!).

The youngest is Lady Gaga, age 25, at #11. The oldest is Queen Elizabeth II, age 85 at #49.

The women come from politics, business, media, entertainment and non-profit groups.

My fave thing about this incredible list:  88% of the women are mothers.

This is proof that women are superhuman!!!

You can view the entire list HERE.

Here are the top 10 women:

Rank Name Age Country Category
1 Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel


57 Germany Politics
2 Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State

63 United States Politics
3 Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff


63 Brazil Politics
4 Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi

Chief Executive, PepsiCo

55 United States Business
5 Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

COO, Facebook

41 United States Business
6 Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Cofounder, Cochair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

47 United States Non-Profit
7 Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi


64 India Politics
8 Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

First Lady

47 United States Politics
9 Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

55 France Non-Profit
10 Irene Rosenfeld

Irene Rosenfeld

CEO, Kraft Foods

58 United States Business
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