Okonjo-Iweala, Beyonce, Rihanna Make Forbe’s Most Powerful Women List(See Full List)

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FULL LIST: Okonjo-Iweala, Beyoncé, Rihanna Make Forbes’s Most Powerful Women List

The Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women for 2023 was released on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

The list includes 100 women who excel in various fields, such as business, media, politics, entertainment, and technology. The list was compiled using four main parameters: spheres of influence, money, media, and impact.

Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, the Director-General, World Trade Orgainsation makes the list at number 87 as one of the two Nigerians on the list, alongside MO Abudu. Okonjo-Iweala’s inclusion is evidence of the great influence of her leadership and the vital role she plays in reshaping the global scene.

Music star, Taylor Swift also made the list, coming in fifth place and being the first woman on the list outside of politics and governance.

“With a record-breaking world tour, the ability to move economies, and a US$1.1 billion (RM5.1 billion) net worth, the 33-year-old entertainer ranks among the most influential women on the planet,” Forbes wrote of the pop star.

Singers, Beyonce and Rihanna also made the list.

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Rank: Name, Age, Location, Category

Ursula von der Leyen, 65, Belgium, Politics & Policy
Christine Lagarde, 67, Germany, Politics & Policy
Kamala Harris, 59, United States, Politics & Policy
Giorgia Meloni, 46, Italy, Politics & Policy
Taylor Swift, 33, United States, Media & Entertainment
Karen Lynch, 59, United States, Business
Jane Fraser, 56, United States, Finance
Abigail Johnson, 61, United States, Finance
Mary Barra, 61, United States, Business
Melinda French Gates, 59, United States, Philanthropy
Julie Sweet, 56, United States, Business
Kristalina Georgieva, 70, United States, Politics & Policy
MacKenzie Scott, 53, United States, Philanthropy
Gail Boudreaux, 63, United States, Business
Emma Walmsley, 54, United Kingdom, Business
Ruth Porat, 66, United States, Technology
Safra Catz, 62, United States, Technology
Ana Patricia Botín, 63, Spain, Finance
Carol Tomé, 66, United States, Business
Sandy Ran Xu, 46, China, Business
Kathryn McLay, 49, United States, Business
Sarah London, 43, United States, Business
Amy Hood, 51, United States, Technology
Tarciana Paula Gomes Medeiros, 45, Brazil, Finance
Laurene Powell Jobs & family, 60, United States, Philanthropy
Catherine MacGregor, 51, France, Business
Janet Yellen, 77, United States, Politics & Policy
Gwynne Shotwell, 60, United States, Technology
Phebe Novakovic, 66, United States, Business
Tsai Ing-wen, 67, Taiwan, Politics & Policy
Oprah Winfrey, 69, United States, Media & Entertainment
Nirmala Sitharaman, 64, India, Politics & Policy
Ho Ching, 70, Singapore, Finance
Thasunda Brown Duckett, 50, United States, Finance
Marianne Lake, Jennifer Piepszak, United States, Finance
Beyoncé Knowles, 42, United States, Media & Entertainment
Shari Redstone, 69, United States, Media & Entertainment
Kathy Warden, 52, United States, Business
Dana Walden, 59, United States, Media & Entertainment
Amanda Blanc, 56, United Kingdom, Business
Susan Li, 38, United States, Technology
Margherita Della Valle, 58, United Kingdom, Business
Adena Friedman, 54, United States, Finance
Mary Callahan Erdoes, 56, United States, Finance
Lynn Martin, 47, United States, Finance
Sheikh Hasina Wajed, 76, Bangladesh, Politics & Policy
Sri Mulyani Indrawati, 61, Indonesia, Politics & Policy
Gina Rinehart, 69, Australia, Business
Lisa Su, 54, United States, Technology
Vicki Hollub, 64, United States, Business
Nicke Widyawati, 55, Indonesia, Business
Shemara Wikramanayake, 61, Australia, Finance
Tricia Griffith, 59, United States, Business
Jessica Tan, 46, China, Business
Judy Faulkner, 80, United States, Technology
Tokiko Shimizu, 58, Japan, Finance
Donna Langley, 55, United States, Media & Entertainment
Jennifer Salke, 59, United States, Media & Entertainment
Wang Laichun, 56, China, Technology
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, 42, India, Technology
Jenny Johnson, 59, United States, Finance
Yuriko Koike, 71, Japan, Politics & Policy
Hana Al Rostamani, United Arab Emirates, Finance
Suzanne Scott, 57, United States, Media & Entertainment
Lynn Good, 64, United States, Business
Sinead Gorman, 46, United Kingdom, Business
Bela Bajaria, 52, United States, Media & Entertainment
Belén Garijo, 63, Germany, Business
Melanie Kreis, 52, Germany, Business
Soma Mondal, 60, India, Business
Paula Santilli, Mexico, Business
Mette Frederiksen, 46, Denmark, Politics & Policy
Joey Wat, 52, China, Business
Rihanna, 35, United States, Media & Entertainment
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, 71, United States, Politics & Policy
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 70, India, Business
Güler Sabanci, 68, Turkey, Business
Trudy Shan Dai, 47, China, Business
Debra Crew, 52, United Kingdom, Business
Robyn Denholm, 60, Australia, Business
Solina Chau, 61, Hong Kong, Philanthropy
Lee Boo-jin, 53, South Korea, Business
Robyn Grew, 54, United Kingdom, Finance
Zuzana Caputova, 50, Slovakia, Politics & Policy
Mary Meeker, 64, United States, Finance
Makiko Ono, 63, Japan, Business
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 69, Nigeria, Politics & Policy
Mpumi Madisa, 44, South Africa, Business
Melanie Perkins, 36, Australia, Business
Dominique Senequier, 70, France, Finance
Raja Easa Al Gurg, United Arab Emirates, Business
Julia Gillard, 62, United Kingdom, Philanthropy
Samia Suluhu Hassan, 63, Tanzania, Politics & Policy
Xiomara Castro, 64, Honduras, Politics & Policy
Kirsten Green, 52, United States, Finance
Choi Soo-yeon, 42, South Korea, Business
Jenny Lee, 51, Singapore, Finance
Mo Abudu, 59, Nigeria, Media & Entertainment
Mia Mottley, 58, Barbados, Politics & Policy

  1. Barbie, 64, Media & Entertainment

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