Angela Merkel is the most powerful women
Published : 13 Dec 2019, 19:30
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked the world's most powerful women for 2019 in Forbes annual ranking, reports Independent.
Forbes compiles a list of the most prominent female leaders in fields like economics, industry and media from around the globe each year.
For the ninth year running, Merkel has received top billing from standing up to Donald Trump to allowing more than a million Syrian refugees to enter Germany, with the publication praising her "steady reserve."
Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, who previously served as managing director of the International Monetary Fund and last year ranked 22nd in the world's most powerful people.
Nancy Pelosi, who in 2007 became the first female to serve as House Speaker in the U.S., is sixth in the list.
In September, after a whistleblower alleged that Trump might have abused his power as president, Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump.
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, recently named the person of the year of the Time magazine, has been placed 100th on the list of Forbes.
Click through the slideshow above to see the top 25 of the 100 most influential women in the world list released by the magazine.
Last year, after Merkel's announcement as the most powerful woman of the year, Forbes outlined how she had undeniable impact as leader of the Christian Democratic Union and chancellor of Germany.
In 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May came in second, with Melinda Gates in sixth place, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in seventh place, and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty in 10th place.
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