The wife of U.S. President Michelle Obama took the first place in the magazine's "Forbes" ranking of the most influential women in the world.
Last year, the First Lady of the United States was in a similar rating to 40th place. On the second line of the list — the executive director of the company "Kraft Foods" Irene Rozenfeld. Closes the three liderak American TV Oprah Winfrey.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which topped the list last year, in the new rating is fourth. On the fifth — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The top ten among others included pop singer Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II was only 41 at the line.
According to the drafters of the rating, this year they are a little deviated from the traditional rules and do not take into account the titles and position in society, and the impact that the contenders are doing on the processes in the world, as well as their pradpryemlivasts.
A hundred most powerful women in the world — amerykanak seventy four French women, two Australian, brazylyanki, indiyki and syngapurki, one resident of the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, UK, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Qatar, China, Costa Rica, Kuwait, Liberia, Germany, South Africa, Turkey, Finland, Sweden and Jordan.