Okonjo-Iweala is Forbes’ 83rd most powerful woman

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FORBES released its annual list of The World’s Most Powerful Women and Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ranks 83rd.

According to Forbes, the list is made up of 100 women who made the most impact. They include top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities.

Okonjo-Iweala moved down from the 81st position to the 83rd.

Joyce Banda, president of Malawi, is up from the 71st position to the 47th and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia, ranks 87th on the list.

On the international level, Angela Makel, German chancellor and a member of the 27-member European Union retains the number one slot.

Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil; Melinda Gates, co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States and Hilary Clinton round up the first five list, ranking second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Also on the list are musician/actress, Beyonce Knowles Carter; media mogul, Oprah Winfrey; actress Angelina Jolie; actress Sofia Vergara; musician Lady Gaga; TV personality Ellen DeGeneres; musician Shakira Mebarak; author J.K Rowling and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

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