The Top 100 Most Powerful Women In The World [Forbes Magazine]

Forbes magazine has published its annual top 100 most powerful women in the world. The list includes famous artists such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift.

Rihanna, who in 2021 joined the top billionaires, making her the richest singer in the world and the second richest woman in showbiz after Oprah Winfrey, is ranked 68th in the top 100 most powerful women in the world.

The 33-year-old artist has enjoyed great success with her Fenty Beauty cosmetics line, which reported earnings of more than €550 million in 2020. Rihanna also has a 30% stake in the Savage x Fenty lingerie brand, according to Forbes.

Superstar Beyoncé Knowles (40 years old) is ranked 76th. The artist earned $250 million after her "On The Run II" world tour with her husband Jay Z (52 years old).

Taylor Swift (31 years old) ranks 78th in the top 100 most powerful women in the world. Forbes notes that "Red (Taylor's Version)" became the 10th album to chart at #1 on Billboard. Also, "Folklore" was the first album since 2020 to record one million copies sold.

Celebrities In The Top 100 Most Powerful Women In The World

Among the celebrities who are among the world's most powerful women is actress Reese Witherspoon (ranked 74th). The artist founded her own media companies - "Pacific Standard" in 2012 and "Hello Sunshine" in 2016, which aim to uncover stories about women creating, implementing, and discovering "powerful content for and with women for all platforms".
 
Oprah Winfrey, with an estimated fortune of $2.6 billion, ranks 23rd in the top 100 most powerful women in the world.

Queen Elizabeth II dropped 24 places from last year due to a "reduced number of public appearances and the numerous crises the crown has had to face this year". The British sovereign is ranked 70th this year.

Forbes: Who Are The Top 10 Most Powerful Women In The World

1. MacKenzie Scott, novelist, and philanthropist, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon;

2. Kamala Harris, who in 2021 became the first woman, the first Black person, and the first South Asian-American to become U.S. vice president

3. Christine Lagarde, the first woman to be appointed as President of the European Central Bank;

4. Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, the first woman to lead one of the three largest car manufacturers in the US;

5. Melinda French Gates, the ex-wife of Bill Gates, is the most powerful female philanthropist, co-chairing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which they founded in 2000;

6. Abigail Johnson, president of Fidelity Investments;

7. Ana Patricia Botín, CEO of Santander Group, one of Europe's largest financial institutions;

8. Ursula von der Leyen, the first woman to serve as president of the European Commission;

9. Tsai Ing-wen, the first woman to be appointed president of Taiwan;

10. Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture, a multinational company that has been in business for more than a decade.

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