Entertainment The Most Powerful Women Of All Time  

Greg Stopera
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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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1
943 569
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Keith A. West added
2
1,861 1,307
Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
3
452 248
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
4
1,411 988
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Statesman, Politician, Chemist
5
1,020 702
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Crown Princess
6
282 131
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added
7
910 638
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Nun, Teacher
8
691 481
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Military Leader
9
947 802
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician, Diplomat, Author
10
603 487
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Author, Writer, Babysitter
11
464 385
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Pacifist, Lecturer, Author
12
306 237
Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Activist
13
1,364 1,351
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Novelist, Film Producer, Author
14
915 930
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
FrancisZaia added Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat
15
130 80
Saint (Spirit) Mary Blessed Vi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added
16
761 792
Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
MagnusLindholm added Writer
17
993 1,061
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
18
767 807
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Judge, Jurist, Lawyer
19
682 776
Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Editor, Judge, Jurist
20
609 700
Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Politician, Professor, Author
21
112 92
Elizabeth I of England is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
andrew2023336 added Politician
22
594 725
Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician
23
85 63
Catherine II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added Politician
24
550 701
Melinda Gates is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Businessperson
25
604 776
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer