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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975 601
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Keith A. West added
2
1,889 1,354
Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
3
327 155
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added
4
1,445 1,019
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Statesman, Politician, Chemist
5
476 281
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
6
1,055 741
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Crown Princess
7
944 666
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Nun, Teacher
8
716 511
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Military Leader
9
971 829
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician, Diplomat, Author
10
628 517
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Author, Writer, Babysitter
11
332 261
Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Activist
12
479 410
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Pacifist, Lecturer, Author
13
1,385 1,398
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Novelist, Film Producer, Author
14
930 969
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
FrancisZaia added Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat
15
161 114
Saint (Spirit) Mary Blessed Vi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added
16
790 827
Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
MagnusLindholm added Writer
17
789 840
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Judge, Jurist, Lawyer
18
1,005 1,101
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
19
142 113
Elizabeth I of England is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
andrew2023336 added Politician
20
630 724
Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Politician, Professor, Author
21
690 804
Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Editor, Judge, Jurist
22
618 744
Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician
23
106 85
Catherine II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added Politician
24
1,103 1,430
Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Politician, Physicist, Scientist
Chancellor of Germany
25
566 725
Melinda Gates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Businessperson