The World’s Most Powerful Women 2015

(CC) Christliches Medienmagazin pro/FlickrGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged once again as the world’s most powerful woman in this year’s list by Forbes magazine. The top four is rounded out by the U.S. presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton; Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

The list that Forbes compiles is a definitive annual audit of the foremost heads of state, iconic entrepreneurs and CEOs, celebrity role models, billionaire activists, and pioneer philanthropists, all ranked by money, media momentum, spheres of influence and impact.

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