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The Most Powerful Women Of All Time 

Greg Stopera
Updated January 15, 2020 182.7k votes 10k voters 161.3k 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
2
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 2 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
3
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Dec. at 88 (1925-2013) from Grantham, United Kingdom
4
Diana, Princess of Wales... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Dec. at 36 (1961-1997) from Sandringham, England
5
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Dec. at 87 (1910-1997) from Skopje, Yugoslavia
6
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 69 from London, United Kingdom
7
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added Dec. at 39 (68 BC-29 BC) from Alexandria, Egypt
8
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
cocojumbo added Age 58 from San Diego, California, United States of America
9
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Dec. at 19 (1412-1431) from Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
10
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Dec. at 67 (1867-1934) from Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
11
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
Meghan, Duchess of Susse... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
dguye17 added Age 37 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
13
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Dec. at 16 (1929-1945) from Frankfurt, Germany
14
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 53 from Yate, United Kingdom
15
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
FrancisZaia added Age 64 from Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
16
Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
MagnusLindholm added Age 21 from Mingora, Pakistan
17
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 85 from New York City, New York, United States of America
18
Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Dec. at 92 (1913-2005) from Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America
19
Catherine, Duchess of Ca... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 37 from Royal Berkshire Hospital, United Kingdom
20
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Dec. at 88 (1880-1968) from Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States of America
21
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 69 from USA, New Jersey, Summit
22
Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Dec. at 67 (1917-1984) from Allahabad, India
23
Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Sonia Sotomayor Age 64 from New York City, New York, United States of America
24
Melinda Gates is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 54 from Dallas, Texas
25
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 32 from New York City, New York, United States of America