Germany’s Merkel still world’s most powerful woman—Forbes

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Baku, May 27, AZERTAC

For the fifth consecutive year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named as the world’s most powerful woman by Forbes magazine as revealed by its annual list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women which was released Tuesday, according to Newsinfo.

This also marked the 10th time that Merkel, who became the first female German chancellor in 2005, made it to the magazine’s ranking.

Clinton, who has appeared in Forbes’ annual list since 2004, jumped four spots from her 2014 ranking.

American businesswoman Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, remained the world’s third most powerful woman.

American economist Janet Yellen clinched the fourth spot, two notches down from her debut ranking last year. Yellen was the first female chair of the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors.

Other personalities in the top 10 are General Motors CEO Mary Barra, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and US First Lady Michelle Obama.

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