The top 10 Most Powerful Women in the World, 2014.
1. Angela Merkel, age 59
Chancellor of Germany Angela
Angela Merke l is Chancellor of Germany and l has been described as the de facto leader of the European Union. On 26 March 2014, she became the longest-serving incumbent head of government in the European Union.
On 2012 she was ranked as the world’s second most powerful person by Forbes magazine. This year Angela Merkel is ranked as the most powerful woman in the world by Forbes on 28 May 2014.
2. Janet Yellen, age 67
Chair of the Federal Reserve, Unites States
Janet Yellen is an American economist. She is the first woman to hold the position of Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
3. Melinda Gates, age 49
Philanthropist, United States
Melinda Gates is an American businessman and philanthropist. She is the wife of Bill Gates and also the co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In 2013 also she was ranked in the third place in the most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes magazine.
4. Dilma Rousseff, age 66
President of Brazil
Dilma Vana Rousseff is the 36th President of Brazil. She is the first woman president of the country, Brazil. Rousseff also became the third female head government ever in the history of Brazil.
5. Christine Lagarde, age 58
Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, France
Christine Lagarde is a French lawyer and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 5 July 2011. Christine Lagarde is the first women to become finance minister of a G8 economy and also the first woman to head the IMF.
6. Hillary Clinton, age 66
Former Secretary of state, United States
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is a former Unites Sates Secretary of States, U.S and the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She is the wife of former US president Bill Clinton. She is regarded as the most openly empowered presidential wife in American history.
7. Mary Barra, age 52
CEO of General Motors, Unites States
Marry Teresa Barra is the first female CEO of a major global automaker, General Motors of USA.
8. Michelle Obama, age 50
First Lady of United States
Michelle Obama is an American lawyer, writer and the wife of current President of United States, Barrack Obama. She has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, and healthy eating.
9. Sheryl Sandberg, age 44
COO of Facebook, Unites States
Sheryl Kara Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist and the author as well. From August 2013, she is the chief operation officer (COO) of Facebook on of the biggest social network giant, which has a $160 B market value.
She was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 according to Time magazine.
10. Virginia Rometty, age 56
CEO of IBM, United States
Virginia Marie “Ginni” Romety is an American business executive. She is the current Chairman and CEO of IBM and the first ever woman to head the company.
She was ranked #1 in 2012 as a “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine. Rometty joined IMB a systems engineer in 1981 in its Detroit office.