Berlin,May 27: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been listed as most powerful women in Forbes list for the fifth running year.
US presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has been ranked as second most powerful women while third position has been acquired by the Melinda Gates for her foundation work with her husband, said a statement issued by Forbes.
Hillary Clinton has appeared on this Forbes ranking every year since it launched in 2004 as, in order, a senator, secretary of state and influential personality.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and US First Lady Michelle Obama have also made it to the list successfully.
Four Indian women SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI bank head Chanda Kochhar, Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and HT Media Chair Shobhana Bhartia are among the world’s 100 most powerful women.
Two women of Indian-origin PepsiCo Chief Indra Nooyi and Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior also made to the list.