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Most Powerful Women in the World - Top 10 Names

Updated on February 11, 2011

This Hub is all about World’s Most Powerful Women in the World. They are Politicians, Bankers, Showbiz & Media Celebrities and Business Ladies.

Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. She is lawyer, Chicago city administrator, community outreach worker. She has made the office of First Lady her own.

Country: United States

Title: First Lady

Education: JD & LLM, Harvard University

Area of Field: Politics

Marital Status: Married

Age: 46

Irene Rosenfeld

Irene Blecker Rosenfeld is the head of Kraft. She is one of the world's most powerful women. Rosenfeld is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Her $26.3 million compensation package in 2009 made Rosenfeld the nation's second-highest-paid female, after Yahoo!'s Carol Bartz.

Country: United States

Education: Phd, Cornell University

Title: Chief Executive, Kraft Foods

Area of Field: Business

Marital Status: Married

Age: 57

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history.  She is world's most successful female has earned $1.35 billion over the last five years.

Country: United States

Education: BS, Tennessee State University

Title: Media Personality

Area of Field: Media

Marital Status: Single

Age: 56

Angela Merkel

She is the current Chancellor of Germany oversees Europe's largest economy. She is the most powerful woman on the planet. Over the past four years she has had to steer Germany through some difficult times, but remains very popular. 

Country: Germany

Education: Phd, University of Leipzig

Title: Chancellor

Area of Field: Politics

Marital Status: Married

Age: 56

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She is a fascinating political woman. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

Country: United States

Education: LLM, Yale University

Title: Secretary of State

Area of Field: Politics

Marital Status: Married

Age: 63

Indra Nooyi

Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is the president and chief executive officer of PepsiCo. The Company is well known for its Pepsi soft drinks which operates in some 200 countries and employs about 185000 people worldwide. She belongs to the Southern Indian city of Chennai. She is a Successor Fellow of the Yale Corporation. She is the famous businessman of Indian origin.

Country: United States

Education: MBA, Yale University

Title: Chief Executive, PepsiCo

Area of Field: Business

Marital Status: Married

Age: 55

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American pop singer. She is one of the best singer with a fashion sense to match her great voice. Lady Gaga sure loves the media attention. Lady Gaga is the ultimate fashion icon. She is a very talented musician and performer.

Country: United States

Education: Dropout, New York University

Title: Singer & Artist

Area of Field: Lifestyle

Marital Status: Single

Age: 24

Gail Kelly

Gail is a 54-year old South African female who runs Australia's second-largest bank- Westpac today. She is she is the CEO of Westpac. At 2005, she was the highest paid woman at an Australian corporation. She is now one of the wealthiest people in Australia.

Country: Australia

Education: BS, University of Cape Town

Title: Chief Executive, Westpac

Area of Field: Business

Marital Status: Married

Age: 54

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Giselle Knowles is an American Pop singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, entertainer, choreographer, model and video director. She is one of the most versatile and multi faceted personality to have graced the entertainment industry. She is a hugely successful and multi-award winning artist. She has been awarded by numerous MTV Video Music Awards.

Country: United States

Education: High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, USA

Title: Singer & Fashion designer

Area of Field: Media

Marital Status: Married

Age: 29

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is an American stand-up comedian, television host and actress. She is one of the most successful stand-up comedians of all times. She had won 33 awards including 3 Golden Globe awards. Ellen DeGeneres has been able to translate her success with live performances into a television and a budding movie career.

Country: United States

Education: JD & LLM Harvard University

Title: Talk show host

Area of Field: Media

Marital Status: Married

Age: 52

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 22 months ago from London England

      Never underestimate the power of WOMAN!

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 22 months ago from London England

      Is'nt power just want all women want to have?

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 22 months ago from London England

      We now have two of the most powerful women running the country now. Namely, Her Majesty Elizabeth the second and the Honourable Lady Teresa May as her Prime Minister.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      Ah! But Madame le Penn only came in at number three in their recent general elections.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 3 years ago from London England

      Better make some room for Marine Le Penn.

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