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The Most Powerful Women Of All Time 

Greg Stopera
Updated January 15, 2020 193.8k votes 10.3k voters 162.9k 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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Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 69 from London, United Kingdom
2
Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 92 from Mayfair, London, London, England
3
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
cocojumbo added Age 58 from USA, California, San Diego
4
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Dec. at 88 (1925-2013) from Eurasia, Grantham, United Kingdom, England
6
Meghan, Duchess of Susse... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
dguye17 added Age 37 from Los Angeles, USA, California
7
Diana, Princess of Wales... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Dec. at 36 (1961-1997) from Sandringham, England
8
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Dec. at 87 (1910-1997) from Skopje, Yugoslavia
9
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added Dec. at 39 (68 BC-29 BC) from Alexandria, Egypt
10
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Dec. at 19 (1412-1431) from Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
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
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Dec. at 67 (1867-1934) from Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
13
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added Age 97 from Flushing, New York City, New York, United States of America
14
Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Emil added Age 84 from London, United Kingdom
15
Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added Dec. at 88 (1883-1971) from Saumur, France
16
Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Morusato added Age 38 from New York City, New York, United States of America
17
Diane von Fürstenbe... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
meee added Age 72 from Brussels, Belgium
18
Estée Lauder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added Dec. at 98 (1906-2004) from Corona, New York City, New York
19
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 53 from Yate, United Kingdom
20
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Coolza added Age 73 from Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America
21
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Emil added Dec. at 78 (1911-1989) from Jamestown, New York, United States of America
22
Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 48 from New York City, New York, USA
23
Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 44 from New York City, New York, United States of America
24
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Age 60 from Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
25
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
JayMilli added Age 60 from Welling, United Kingdom