Okonjo-Iweala is Forbes’ 83rd most powerful woman

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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