Entertainment

The Most Powerful Women Of All Time  

Greg Stopera
175.3k votes 9.7k voters 159.7k 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.

list ordered by
1
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Keith A. West added
2
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added
3
Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
4
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Statesman, Politician, Chemist
5
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
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
7
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Nun, Teacher
8
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Military Leader
9
Meghan, Duchess of Susse... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
dguye17 added Model, Actor
10
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician, Diplomat, Author
11
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Magazine editor, Journalist
12
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Author, Writer, Babysitter
13
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
cocojumbo added Talk show host, Television producer, Drag queen
14
Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Activist
15
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Pacifist, Lecturer, Author
16
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Novelist, Film Producer, Author
17
Saint (Spirit) Mary Bles... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added
18
Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
MagnusLindholm added Writer
19
Elizabeth I of England ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
andrew2023336 added Politician
20
Catherine II of Russia ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added Politician
21
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Judge, Jurist, Lawyer
22
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
FrancisZaia added Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat
23
Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician
24
Catherine, Duchess of Ca... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
25
Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Sonia Sotomayor Editor, Judge, Jurist