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From Taylor Swift to Angelina Jolie: Forbes reveals the world’s 7 most powerful women Under 40


From Taylor Swift to Angelina Jolie: Forbes reveals the world’s 7 most powerful women Under 40

This year we have impressive women like Taylor Swift, the 25-year-old, who became the youngest person to make Forbes Magazine’ list of the world’s most powerful women.

There are 7 women on the list of the world’s most powerful — are under 40 – individually and collectively, these women are changing life and work as we know it.

We’re so happy for their success!!!

The youngest woman listed is #64 – Taylor Swift — the 25 year old singer and songwriter — and there are only a handful (6) more women under 40.

Swift, born Dec. 13, 1989, came in at number #64 on the 2015 edition of the list and is currently 25 years old.

The 2nd youngest member of this elite list of powerful women is Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood test company Theranos, who is ranked 72 on the list at 31 years of age, followed by the 33 year old singer Beyoncé Knowles.

Also making the cut are Yao Chen (35-year-old), Shakira Mebarak (38-year-old), Marissa Mayer (39-year-old) and Angelina Jolie.

Magazine describing Taylor Swift as “she ‘has not only broken record sales and captivated the world with her fantastically honest lyrics, but she has proven herself as an impressive businesswoman”.

1. Taylor Swift (25-year-old) #64

2. Elizabeth Holmes (31-year-old) #72

3. Beyoncé Knowles (33-year-old) #21

Beyoncé Knowles

4. Yao Chen (35-year-old) #82

5. Shakira Mebarak (38-year-old) #81

6. Marissa Mayer (39-year-old) #22

7. Angelina Jolie (39-year-old) #54

Elizabeth Holmes

 1. Angela Merkel
2. Hillary Clinton
3. Melinda Gates
4. Janet Yellen
5. Mary Barra
6. Christine Lagarde
7. Dilma Rousseff
8. Sheryl Sandberg
9. Susan Wojcicki
10. Michelle Obama
11. Park Geun-hye
12. Oprah Winfrey
13. Ginni Rometty
14. Meg Whitman
15. Indra Nooyi
16. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
17. Irene Rosenfeld
18. Ana Patricia Botín
19. Abigail Johnson
20. Marillyn Hewson
21. Beyoncé Knowles
22. Marissa Mayer
23. Helen Clark
24. Safra Catz
25. Angela Ahrendts
26. Ellen Kullman
27.  Michelle Bachelet
28. Anna Wintour
29. Ursula Burns
30. Arundhati Bhattacharya
31. Sri Mulyani Indrawati
32. Ruth Porat
33. Lucy Peng
34. Loretta Lynch
35. Chanda Kochhar
36. Federica Mogherini
37. Gina Rinehart
38. Nancy Pelosi
39. Adena Friedman
40. Ewa Kopacz
41. Queen Elizabeth II
42. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi
43. Ho Ching
44. Laurene Powell Jobs
45. Renée James
46. Drew Gilpin Faust
47. Ertharin Cousin
48.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
49. Samantha Power
50. Ellen DeGeneres
51. Amy Hood
52. Bonnie Hammer
53. Mary Callahan Erdoes
54. Angelina Jolie
55. Beth Comstock
56. Phebe Novakovic
57. Sofía Vergara
58. Donna Langley
59. Sheikh Hasina Wajed
60. Katie Jacobs Stanton
61. Arianna Huffington
62. Margaret Chan
63. Mary Jo White
64. Taylor Swift
65.  Rosalind Brewer
66. Nemat (Minouche) Shafik
 67. Lubna S. Olayan
68. Peng Liyuan
69. Zhang Xin
70. Güler Sabanci
71. Elvira Nabiullina
72. Elizabeth Holmes
73. Tory Burch
74. Dana Walden
75. Diane von Furstenberg
76. Carol Meyrowitz
77. Mary Meeker
78. Solina Chau
79. Miuccia Prada
80. Katharine Viner
81. Shakira Mebarak
82. Yao Chen
83. Fabiola Gianotti
84.Padmasree Warrior
85. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
86. Kaci Kullmann Five
87. Folorunsho Alakija
88. Judy Faulkner
89. Patricia Harris
90. Gwynne Shotwell
91. Sara Blakely
92. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
93. Shobhana Bhartia
94. Beth Brooke-Marciniak
95. Weili Dai
96. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
97. Raja Easa Al Gurg
98. Jenny Lee
99. Greta Van Susteren
100. Lee Boo-Jin

The world’s most powerful woman remains German Chancellor Angela Merkel followed in second place by Hilary Clinton.

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