Angel Merkel, the German Chancellor, has maintained her spot as the world’s most influential woman, and she has beaten the likes of Theresa May, Sheryl Sandberg to hold the position of first place.
Theresa May is placed second although this year has been quite difficult for her. The leadership of the British Prime Minister displayed that despite the fact that she may be fragile politically, she is strong, and this was further demonstrated by her role and leadership while Brexit ensued.
Melinda Gates closely follows May on the list, Melinda is the co-chair for the prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Chief operating of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg and Mary Barra, General Motors’ Chief Executive.
All the entries on the list are gotten from bases of power across the world, and they cumulatively control to a very large extent over three billion people in the world, according to the vice-president of Forbes Media, Moira Forbes.
The prized list has in it almost 50% of its entries from America. Eight of the total entries are from the UK while the rest of Europe is represented by 13 of its entries.
Other members of the prestigious list
Katharine Viner, the edito-in-chief of The Guardian was located at the 61st position. Britons that made the list include Queen Elizabeth (26), Nicola Sturgeon (42), Eliza Manningham-Buller (89), JK Rowling (88), Zanny Minton Beddoes (72) and Emma Walmsley (29).
Entries that are new to the list include Ivanka Trump (19), who is Trump’s daughter and adviser, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley (43), and Priyanka Chopra at the 97th position, the actress is also a goodwill ambassador for Unicef.
Michelle Obama since leaving the White House last year has left the list. Also, Hillary Clinton who has been a regular item on the list fell about 63 places from her spot, that is from her held 2nd position to 65th in 2017, the former in 2016.