Tuesday, October 19, 2010

US First Lady Michelle ObamaThe world's most powerful woman

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama is the world's most powerful woman, according to the latest ranking from Forbes magazine.

This year's list of the Most Powerful Women on Earth brands singer Lady Gaga more powerful than the woman who is second-in-line to the US presidency, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Mrs. O joins media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres as one of the most-powerful women on the planet, the Finance Bible said this week. Pop stars Lady Gaga and Beyonce' who collaborated on the single ' Telephone'' came seventh and ninth respectively joining a host of political leaders, including Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the annual poll.

This year's rankings which are divided into four groups: politics, business, media, and lifestyle ' which includes entertainment, sports and fashion' were based more on creative influence and entrepreneurship, says Moira Forbes, vice-president and publisher of ForbesWoman.

Other phenomenal women in the top 100 are:

Madonna (29)

France First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (35)

Model Heidi Klum (39)

TODAY host Meredith Vieira (40)

Queen Elizabeth II (41)

Sarah Jessica Parker (45)

ABC's Diane Sawyer (46)

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer (49)

Tennis players Serena Williams (55)

Venus Williams (60)

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (56)

Fashion designer Vera Wang (91)

Domestic goddess Martha Stewart (99)

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