For the first time since 2011, the ranking of the most influential women in the world was not headed by Angela Merkel, who ends her term as German Chancellor.
18th Forbes magazine's annual list of the most influential women contains 40 CEOs, 19 world leaders, an immunologist and, for the first time in more than a decade, a new leader in the ranking.
For example, writer Mackenzie topped the list of the 100 most influential women in the world Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. “She is the third richest woman in the world in the world, but it is her unhindered access to this money – and her determination to sacrifice it in a meaningful and revolutionary way – that puts her above the competition,” noted Forbes.
Second a place in the Forbes ranking was taken by US Vice President Kamala Harris. After taking the oath earlier this year, she moved up one notch, displacing the head of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde in third place.
In fourth place is General Motors CEO Mary Barra. She is followed by the entrepreneur, ex-wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates – Melinda French Gates.
The top ten also includes the American entrepreneur, dollar billionaire, president of the American firm Fidelity Investments Abigail Johnson; Spanish banker, head of the board of directors of the financial and credit group Santander Ana Patricia Botin, head of the European Commission Ursula von der Laun; Taiwanese politician, President of the Republic of China Tsai Ing-wen; and Julie Sweet, CEO of multinational professional services firm Accenture.