Forbes Announces Its Most Powerful Women for 2015

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Forbes recently released its annual list of the most powerful women in the world. And there are many familiar faces on the list including First Lady Michelle Obama who is number 10, Grammy award winning singer Beyonce who is number 21 and artistic director of Conde Nast and Editor of Vogue Magazine Anna Wintour who is number 28.

Other women on the list include presidential candidate and former first lady Hillary Clinton, England’s Queen Elizabeth, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, Grammy winning singer Taylor Swift, Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg and Actress Angelina Jolie.
And then of course there are the women who are constant fixtures on the list such as Billionaire Oprah Winfrey and Editor in Chief of Huffington Post Arianna Huffington.

Check out the top 25 below!

1. Angela Merkel, German chancellor.

2. Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and US presidential candidate.

3. Melinda Gates, 50, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since starting the foundation in 1998, it has committed more than £17bn in grants, said Forbes.

4. Janet Yellen, 68, chair of the Federal Reserve in Washington.

5. Mary Barra, 53, CEO of General Motors.

6. Christine Lagarde, 59, managing director, International Monetary Fund.

7. Dilma Rousseff, 67, president of Brazil.

8. Sheryl Sandberg, 45, CEO of Facebook.

9. Susan Wojcicki, 46, CEO of YouTube.

10. Michelle Obama, 51, first lady, United States.

11. Park Geun-hye, 63, president of South Korea.

12. Oprah Winfrey, 61, media mogul.

13. Virginia Rometty, 57, CEO at IBM.

14. Meg Whitman, 58, CEO, Hewlett-Packard.

15. Indra Nooyi, 59, CEO, Pepsico.

16. Cristina Kircher, 62, president, Argentina.

17. Irene Rosenfeld, 62, CEO, Mondelēz International.

18. Ana Botín, 54, chair, Santander Group.

19. Abigail Johnson, 53, CEO, Fidelity Investments.

20. Marillyn Hewson, 61, chair, Lockheed Martin.

21. Beyoncé Knowles, 33, entertainer and entrepreneur.

22. Marissa Mayer, 39, CEO, Yahoo.

23. Helen Clark, 65, administrator, UN Development Programme.

24. Safra Catz, 53, co-CEO Oracle.

25. Angela Ahrendts, 54, senior vice president, Apple.

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