German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the Forbes most powerful women list for the fifth year running.
In at number two is US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and in third is Mrs Bill Gates, Melinda for her foundation work with her husband.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and US First Lady Michelle Obama were all up there too.
The annual ranking is a who’s who of world leaders, business executives and Hollywood celebrities.
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