Angela Merkel, Forbes most powerful women

CNN
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 2:23pm

Forbes magazine is out with its annual list of the world's 100 most powerful woman.

In the number one spot is German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

The magazine sites her as carrying the fate of the euro on her shoulders.

Merkel has appeared seven times at number one on the list.

Brazil President, Dilma Rousseff, landed in second place and Philanthropist, Melinda Gates, came in third.

First Lady Michelle Obama took the fourth spot and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took 5th place.

Here are some of the other women on the list:

6: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

7: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

8: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

9: Indian President Sonia Gandhi

10: Indra Nooy, CEO of Pepsico
 

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