The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list has been put out by Forbes. The top spot is filled by Angela Merkel, German Chancellor (head of the government, thanks wikipedia :) Other political figures at #4 and 5 are, respectively; Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. Nancy Pelosi at #22 and Queen Elizabeth at #40.

American celebrities on the list include:

# 13. It's Oprah!

# 17. Beyonce- who run the world? GIRLS!

# 37. Angelina Jolie

# 38. Sophia Vergara

# 45. Lady GaGa

# 51. Ellen Degeneres

# 52. Shakira

# 73. Diane Sawyer

# 93. JK Rowling

http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

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