Forbes’ 2016 World’s Most Powerful Woman is Angela Merkel: See full list

Angela Merkel has been named the world’s most powerful woman for the sixth year in a row as Nicola Sturgeon makes the Forbes list for the first time.
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This is the eleventh time the German Chancellor has been given the number-one spot by the U.S. magazine which rates the Scottish First Minister and SNP leader as the UK’s second highest-ranked female behind the Queen.

Ms Sturgeon, who is the first female to hold the role of First Minister, enters at number 50 on the global list, which includes 51 women from the United States but just six from the UK. 

THE 50 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD IN 2016

1. Angela Merkel – aged 61 – Germany – Politics

2. Hillary Clinton – 68 – U.S. – Politics

3. Janet Yellen – 69 – U.S. – Finance

4. Melinda Gates – 51 – U.S. – Philanthropy

5. Mary Barra – 54 – U.S. – Automotive

6. Christine Lagarde – 60 – France – Economy

7. Sheryl Sandberg – 46 – U.S. – Technology

8. Susan Wojcicki – 47 – U.S. – Technology

9. Meg Whitman – 59 – U.S. – Technology

10. Ana Patricia Botín – 53 – Spain – Finance

11. Ginni Rometty – 58 – U.S. – Technology

12. Park Geun-hye – 64 – South Korea – Politics

13. Michelle Obama – 52 – U.S. – Politics

14. Indra Nooyi – 50 – U.S. – Diversified

15. Angela Ahrendts – 55 – U.S. – Technology

16. Abigail Johnson – 54 – U.S. – Finance

17. Tsai Ing-wen – 59 – Taiwan – Politics

18. Michelle Bachelet – 64 – Chile – Politics

19. Federica Mogherini – 42 – Italy – Politics

20. Safra Catz – 54 – U.S. – Technology

21. Oprah Winfrey – 62 – U.S. – Media

22. Helen Clark – 66 – New Zealand – NGO

23. Three U.S. Supreme Court Justices

24. Marillyn Hewson – 62 – U.S. – Manufacturing

25. Arundhati Bhattacharya – 60 – India – Finance

26. Aung Sun Suu Kyi – 70 – Myanmar – Politics

27. Ruth Porat – 58 – U.S. – Technology

28. Anna Wintour – 66 – U.S. Media

29. Queen Elizabeth II – 90 – UK – Politics

30. Ho Ching – 60 – Singapore – Diversified

31. Adena Friedman – 46 – U.S. – Finance

32. Irene Rosenfeld – 63 – U.S. – Diversified

33. Loretta Lynch – 57 – U.S. – Politics

34. Ursula Burns – 57 – U.S. – Technology

35. Lucy Peng – 43- China – Technology

36. Sheikh Hasina Wajed – 68 – Bangladesh – Politics

37. Sri Mulyani Indrawati – 53 – Indonesia – NGO

38. Margaret Chan – 68 – China – NGO

39. Drew Gilpin Faust – 68 – U.S. – NGO

40. Chanda Kochhar – 54 – India – Diversified

41. Samantha Power – 45 – U.S. – Politics

42. Pollyanna Chu – 58 – Hong Kong – Finance

43. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi – 54 – UAE – Politics

44. Amy Hood – 44 – U.S. – Technology

45. Beth Comstock – 54 – U.S. – Diversified

46. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović – 48 – Croatia – Politics

47. Bonnie Hammer – 65 – U.S. – Media

48. Ertharin Cousin – 59 – U.S. – NGO

49. Laurene Powell Jobs – 52 – U.S. – Technology

50. Nicola Sturgeon – 45 – Scotland – Politics

For those ranked 50 – 100 see Forbes

*If i was a woman i think i would be 51 for now and aspiring to be 20 in 4yrs time! lol 

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