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The Most Powerful Women Of All Time 

Greg Stopera
Updated January 15, 2020 202.3k votes 10.7k voters 165.7k views 267 items

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

From world leaders to celebrities to corporate head honchos to media moguls, these notable women have had 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 and powerful 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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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 92 from Mayfair, London, London, England
2
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 69 from London, United Kingdom
3
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Keith A. West added Dec. at 82 (1819-1901) from Kensington Palace, London, United Kingdom
4
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Dec. at 88 (1925-2013) from Eurasia, Grantham, United Kingdom, England
5
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
cocojumbo added Age 58 from USA, California, San Diego
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Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Dec. at 87 (1910-1997) from Skopje, Yugoslavia
7
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Dec. at 19 (1412-1431) from Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
8
Meghan, Duchess of Susse... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
dguye17 added Age 37 from Los Angeles, USA, California
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Diana, Princess of Wales... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Dec. at 36 (1961-1997) from Sandringham, England
10
Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Emil added Age 84 from London, United Kingdom
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Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added Dec. at 39 (68 BC-29 BC) from Alexandria, Egypt
12
Catherine, Duchess of Ca... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 37 from Royal Berkshire Hospital, United Kingdom
13
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Dec. at 67 (1867-1934) from Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
14
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Dec. at 78 (1884-1962) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Elizabeth I of England ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
andrew2023336 added Dec. at 70 (1533-1603) from Palace of Placentia, London, United Kingdom
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Catherine II of Russia ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added Dec. at 67 (1729-1796) from Szczecin, Poland
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Nefertiti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
dguye17 added Nefertiti
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Catherine de' Medici is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
dguye17 added Dec. at 70 (1519-1589) from Florence, Italy
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Isabella I of Castile is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
dguye17 added Dec. at 53 (1451-1504) from Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain
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Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Dec. at 92 (1913-2005) from Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America
21
Saint (Spirit) Mary Bles... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added
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Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Dec. at 16 (1929-1945) from Frankfurt, Germany
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Mary, Queen of Scots is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Emil added Dec. at 45 (1542-1587) from Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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Mary I of England is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
dguye17 added Dec. at 42 (1516-1558) from Palace of Placentia, London, United Kingdom
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Sandra Day O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added Age 88 from El Paso, Texas, United States of America