(CBS) – Not to be confused with the richest women in the world, Forbes has released their list of the most powerful. These are the ladies that can influence pop culture, politics, business, and the entire planet. See where your favorite lady falls on the list.

  1. Michelle Obama, First Lady, U.S.
  2. Irene Rosenfeld, Chief Executive, Kraft Foods
  3. Oprah Winfrey, Talk show host and media mogul
  4. Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
  5. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S.
  6. Indra Nooya, Chief Executive, Pepsico
  7. Lady Gaga, Singer and performance artist
  8. Gail Kelly, Chief Executive, Westpac
  9. Beyoncé Knowles, Singer and fashion designer
  10. Ellen DeGeneres, Talk show host
  11. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, U.S.
  12. Angela Braly, Chief Executive, Wellpoint
  13. Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security, U.S.
  14. Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive, Anglo American
  15. Sheila Bair, Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  16. Sarah Palin, Political maverick and commentator
  17. Mary Schapiro, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission
  18. Ellen Kullman, Chief Executive, DuPont
  19. Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice, U.S.
  20. Ursula Burns, Chief Executive, Xerox
  21. Angelina Jolie, Actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador
  22. Katie Couric, News anchor
  23. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Health & Human Services
  24. Anne Lauvergeon, Chief Executive, Areva
  25. Elena Kagan, Supreme Court Justice, U.S.

MOViN 997 – Jason Dahlstedt

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