Rihanna, Beyoncé and Oprah among world’s most powerful women

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Rihanna is among a handful of women in entertainment who made Forbes’ annual list of the world’s most powerful women.

Forbes magazine has revealed its list of the world’s 100 most powerful women today, proving that girl power is real and growing.

The world’s most powerful women aren’t necessarily the wealthiest; it includes women who lead all aspects of a society being transformed daily by the global coronavirus pandemic, the magazine notes.

It notes, “The women on the 17th annual power list hail from 30 countries and were born across four generations. There are 10 heads of state, 38 CEOs and five entertainers among them. But where they differ in age, nationality and job description, they are united in the ways they have been using their platforms to address the unique challenges of 2020.”

After a whirlwind year that included the two releases from her Ivy Park line, Beyonce made the list of the world’s most powerful women at No. 72.

“The women on the 17th annual power list hail from 30 countries and were born across four generations. There are 10 heads of state, 38 CEOs and five entertainers among them. But where they differ in age, nationality and job description, they are united in the ways they have been using their platforms to address the unique challenges of 2020,” it added.

See the top 10 women below:

  1. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  2. Christine Lagarde, head of the European Central Bank
  3. Kamala Harris, US Vice President-elect
  4. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
  5. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  6. Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
  7. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives
  8. Ana Patricia Botín, Executive Chairman of Santander
  9. Abigail Johnson, CEO Fidelity Investments
  10. Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO of Anthem

Also making the list are media mogul Oprah Winfrey (#20), Rihanna (#69), Beyoncé Knowles (#72), Taylor Swift (#82) and Reese Witherspoon (#92).

See the complete list here.