*Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce have made Forbes’ annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, sharing space with an assortment of politicians, supermodels, journalists and heads of state.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped this year’s list, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the No. 2 spot, followed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at No. 3. Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive of PepsiCo took the fourth spot, and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, took the number 5 spot.
Winfrey, who last year was at the third spot, has dropped down to number 14 this year, while Beyonce ranks No. 18.
The 100 women on the list collectively control $30 trillion and have an average age of 54. Twenty-nine are CEOs; 22 are single; 8 are heads of state; 74 are returnees.
Lady Gaga (No. 11) was the youngest resident of the list at the age of 25. Other figures included Today anchor Ann Curry (No. 66), Angelina Jolie (No. 29) and model Gisele Bündchen (No. 60).
Forbes has been publishing the list of World’s Most Powerful Women since 2004.