German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes’ list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the second-consecutive year, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is No. 2.
In a world where politics and economics have become increasingly intertwined, it may come as no surprise that seven of the top 10 slots on Forbes’ ninth-annual list are occupied by government officials.
Still, the roster of marquee names released Wednesday runs across a range of industries including business, media, non-profits and finance. According to Forbes, the 25 chief executives on the list oversee companies with nearly $1 trillion in revenues.