Economy

Angela Merkel: World’s Most Powerful Woman

Once Again Angela Merkel Has Secured a High Ranking Placing on Forbes’ Most Powerful List

June 22nd, 2016
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German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has once again topped Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women. Angela Merkel has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005, she is the leader of Europe’s largest economy and lender of last resort and she also has a large body of support at home.

Merkel has in the past been ranked as the second most powerful person in the world, after Vladimir Putin and ahead of Barak Obama. This year Forbes placed Angela Merkel ahead of a large number of highly important women including Hillary Clinton, Janet Yellen or Anna Botin.

Merkel’s leadership during Europe’s economic recession and her commitment to aiding the fleeing refugees from the Middle East and North Africa in recent times are just some of the factors which have pushed her to the forefront of both the European and worldwide political sphere.

Hillary Clinton was awarded second place on Forbes’ list of powerful women. However her position on the list may change, depending on whether or not she secures the Presidential nomination in November.

The top ten powerful women looks like this:

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, Hillary Clinton, US Presidential candidate, Janet Yellen, Chair, US Federal Reserve, Melinda Gates, Co-chair, Gates Foundation, Mary Barra, CEO General Motors, Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer, Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, Meg Whitman, HP's CEO, Ana Botin, Banco Santander chairwoman.

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Neasa Howley, Berlin Global