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Michelle Obama & Oprah Named in Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women List

Beyoncé, Ursula Burns, Helene Gayle were also named on the exclusive list.

Beyoncé had it right when she sang, “Who run the world? Girls!”

Forbes has released its annual 100 Most Powerful Women list, and of course, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé made the list. These talented women came in at seven, 11 and 32, respectively.

The list also named some very important women who don’t always get the proper spotlight — like CEO of Xerox Ursula Burns, who came in at 17, CEO of the Humanitarian Organization (CARE) Helene Gayle at 52, Executive Director of the United Nation’s World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin at 69, Malawi President Joyce Banda at 71, Nigerian Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonko-Iweala at 81 and Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at 82.

The list also saw rankings from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jennifer Lopez and Diane Von Furstenberg. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named the most powerful woman in the world for the second year in a row. She’s been given the titled of the “Iron Lady” and is known as a key player in rebuilding Europe’s failing economic structure.

Kudos to all the ladies who make a tremendous difference in our world.

In your opinion, who’s the most powerful woman in the world?