Angela Merkel tops Forbes' One Hundred Most Powerful Women List

Germany’s Merkel tops Forbes’ 13th Annual World's Most Powerful Women List. In total, Forbes has named the German chancellor the most powerful woman 11 times. U.S. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton came in the second spot while spot three belongs to U.S. Federal Reserve Bank chairperson Janet Yellen.

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According to Forbes, the women featured on the list control $1 trillion (881 billion euros) in revenue and influence more than 3.6 billion people around the globe.

Four Indians feature in Forbes Most Powerful Women List 2016. Forbes uses four metrics to arrive at the list - money (either net worth or company revenues), media presence, spheres of influence and impact both within and outside the context of each woman’s field.

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