Forbes Announces World's 100 Most Powerful Women

For the fourth consecutive year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel leads Forbes list: The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and American First Lady Michelle ObamaIn assembling the list Forbes evaluates women who run countries, companies, or influential nonprofits based on two scores: press visibility and the sizes of organizations or countries they lead.

Chancellor Merkel, leading the world’s fourth largest economy, faces a tough reelection this year. Anne of Carversville fav Queen Rania of Jordan, no. 76, is perhaps the most influential and listened to woman in the Middle East. Her Twitter feed has 600,000 followers.

America’s first lady Michelle Obama also made the Forbes list, at no. 40. We’re digesting media now.

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