Ever wondered who is the Most Powerful Woman In The World? Forbes says that it is Angela Merkel. She is the first woman to become chancellor of Germany, and has displaced Condoleezza Rice as No. 1 the list of the 100 Most Powerful Women.
Forbes has released the 2006 annual listing of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
Our annual listing of the 100 most powerful women in the world is based on a power ranking that is the composite of visibility (measured by press citations) and economic impact. The later, in turn, reflects three things: résumé (a prime minister is more powerful than a senator); the size of the economic sphere over which a leader holds sway; and a multiplier that aims to make different financial yardsticks comparable.
View the list of the 100 most powerful women. The top 5 are –
1. Angela Merkel – Chancellor Germany
2. Condoleezza Rice – Secretary of State US
3. Wu Yi – Vice Premier China
4. Indra Nooyi – Chief Executive-Designate, PepsiCo US
5. Anne Mulcahy – Chairman and Chief Executive, Xerox