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The Most Powerful Women In The World

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This is a list of the most powerful women in the world, as ranked by experts and by fans alike.

From world leaders to celebrities to corporate head honchos to media moguls, these notable women have what it takes to run the world -- and the universe. Many of the women on this list are famous politicians who broke through Washington's -- or their respective capital's -- glass ceiling and are now leading the charge to change our blue planet for the better. Some of the ladies are famous celebrities who use lend their names to worthy causes and charities, helping those who are less fortunate.  Many of these women have been said to have ties to or are members of the Illuminati.

What is a sad reality, though, is that many of these top women have had to face some form of gender-based discrimination. Why was it that it wasn't until 2007 that The United States House of Representatives picked its first female Speaker? Why is it that folks still debate whether or not comedians like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are funny? There is no other reason other than men being unimaginative and very obtuse.

Every single female on this list has accomplished something that very few people -- man or woman -- have done with their lives, which is leave their personal mark on the world. Women, like German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, are, of course, a given. But we shouldn't dismiss girls like supermodel Kate Upton. Her very presence can control men's minds -- which can be a very positive thing.

Please vote for and rank the list of the most influential woman in the world. And if you don't see your favorite lady of note, feel free to add her to the list so that other readers could vote for her.
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    Businessperson CEO of Lockheed Martin

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    Executive officer, Businessperson CEO of Dupont

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    Businessperson CEO of Oracle

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    Businessperson President of Intel

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    Businessperson CEO of IBM

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    Politician, Lawyer

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    Journalist, Presenter, Lawyer

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    Film Producer, Actor, Studio executive CEO of Paramount Pictures

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    Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

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    Activist, Film Producer, Talent manager

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    Amy Hood CFO of Microsoft

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    Inherited $15 billion from John Walton, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton

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    Politician, Journalist

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    Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Chelsea Handler Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer

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    Sue Naegle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Sue Naegle

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    Businessperson

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    Entrepreneur

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    Editor, Journalist, Editing

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    Film Producer

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    Nikki Finke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Nikki Finke Editor, Journalist, Writer

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    Businessperson, Lawyer CEO of Dreamworks

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    Politician, Professor, Author

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    Kathryn Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Kathryn Bigelow Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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    Daniela Ruah is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

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    Daniela Ruah Actor

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    Businessperson, Computer scientist, Engineer

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    Stephenie Meyer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Stephenie Meyer Novelist, Film Producer, Author

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    Magazine editor, Talk show host, Journalist

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    Businessperson, Entrepreneur COO of Facebook

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    Businessperson Worth $34.5 billion, heiress of L'Oreal fortune

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    Barbara Ehrenreich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

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    Barbara Ehrenreich Journalist, Historian, Author

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    Suzanne Collins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Suzanne Collins Screenwriter, Author, Writer

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    Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

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    Tori Amos Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

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    Magazine editor, Journalist

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    Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat

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    J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    J. K. Rowling Novelist, Film Producer, Author

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    Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

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    Margaret Thatcher Statesman, Politician, Chemist

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    Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

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    Kate Bush Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

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    Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

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    Avril Lavigne Fashion designer, Record producer, Guitarist

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    Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

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    Katy Perry Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter

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    Fashion designer, Designer Fashion Designer, Prada

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    Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Sonia Sotomayor Editor, Judge, Jurist

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    Production Designer, Screenwriter

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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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    Librarian, Author, Teacher

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    Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Arianna Huffington Editor, Commentator, Politician

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

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    Politician, Swiss government member (rotating presidency)

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