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Annual Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women List

May 28, 2013 | Karin

The annual Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list is out this month. The list is described as follows:

Our annual snapshot of the 100 women with the most impact are top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter. In roughly equal measure you’ll find next gen entrepreneurs and media mavens, technologists and leaders in philanthropy — all ranked by dollars, media momentum and impact (see full methodology here).

Who is #1? Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany.

Who is #100? Lan Yang, Co-owner of the Sun Media Group.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In, made the list at #6, ahead of Oprah Winfrey, who placed #13. Queen Elizabeth II barely edged out Anna Wintour, at #40 and #41, respectively. The only university president on the list is Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, at #43. Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx, made the list for the first time at #90. Author J.K. Rowley placed #93. One Fox anchor, Greta Van Susteren, barely made the list at #97, just behind supermodel Gisele Bundchen at #95.

Read the full list here.

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