The following table lists the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. The women range from presidents to CEOs to philanthropists.

Angela Merkel

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union from 2000 to 2018

BornJuly 17, 1954 (age 65 years), Hamburg, Germany
Height1.65 m

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton,  Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker. She was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, a United States senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

Janet Yellen

Janet Louise Yellen is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served as the Chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018, and as Vice Chair from 2010 to 2014.

1. Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany
2. Hillary Clinton Presidential candidate
3. Janet Yellen Chair, Federal Reserve
4. Melinda Gates Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
5. Mary Barra CEO, General Motors
6. Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
7. Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook
8. Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube, Google
9. Meg Whitman CEO, Hewlett-Packard
10. Ana Patricia Botín Chair, Santander Group, Banco Santander
11. Virginia Rometty CEO, IBM
12. Geun-hye Park President, South Korea
13. Michelle Obama First Lady, United States
14. Indra Nooyi CEO, PepsiCo
15. Angela Ahrendts SVP, Retail, Apple
16. Abigail Johnson President-CEO, Fidelity Investments
17. Tsai Ing-wen President, Taiwan
18. Michelle Bachelet President, Chile
19. Federica Mogherini High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union
20. Safra Catz Co-CEO, Oracle