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Forbes Names 100 Most Powerful Women In The World

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Forbes has compiled a list of the 100 most powerful women in the world, and the results are pretty inneresting.

Michelle Obama is at #1, which should come as no surprise, but GaGa ranks in at a healthy #7! That's right world, Lady GaGa is more important than Sarah Palin (#16) and Elena Kagan (#25).

Towards the middle of the list, there are some more familiar faces, including Sex and The City's Sarah Jessica Parker (#45), Twilight author Stephanie Meyer (#49), and backtracking a bit, we also have Queen Elizabeth II (#41).

It's definitely not REALLY upsetting to us that a legitimate Queen and the star of Sex and The City 2 are both in the forties.

At the end of the list, we've got some ladies of fashion, including Vera Wang (#91) and Donna Karan (#96).

At the VERY end of the list, there's lifestyle guru Martha Stewart at #99, and Dominique Senequier, the Chief Executive at AXA Private Yawn Equity at #100.

What do U think of this list? Anybody who doesn't belong? Anybody who should be there?

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40 comments to “Forbes Names 100 Most Powerful Women In The World”

  1. 1

    First!! Gaga should be #1.

  2. 2

    I should be there simply because I'm wonderful

  3. 3

    lame. is this real? gaga at 7 lolol. poor lady. enjoy cause next year u will be out of that list. madonna was #2 last year and #1 2 years ago. she didnt release nothing this year so its normal be at #29. but next year she will come back and she will be at _#1.gaga even with all the singles and tour only can be at #7??? lame lady

  4. 4

    Re: shane_c – delusionaçl much??? lol even with all the "success she cant be at #1." cause lately ppl dont care about her anymore. and enjoy it cause next year she will be out of this list

  5. 5

    Lol she's more popular than the Queen.Funny.

  6. 6

    wheres ophra?? a year ago she was #1 and madonna #2

  7. 7

    michelle obama?? only in usa .ppl dont care about her outside usa. well lame list actually.its amazing when madonna doesnt release a thing and she still on that list.if gaga didnt release an album she wouldnt be here for sure

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  9. 9

    Thats absurd. The Forbes lists like this are bogus bullcrap. The "list" just shows how horrible f'd up our world is. A singer at #7? What a crock of crap.

  10. 10

    Re: MadonnaLive

    Then clearly you've never been outside the USA because they do.

  11. 11

    Michelle Obama is not the most powerful woman in the world. Don't know who they polled and don't care, but she is no roll model nor is SHE powerful
    Even Lady GAGA who I hate is having more influence and is clearly more powerful than the president's wife. I see how Gaga is powerful. She has a message, she has talent and whether I like her personally or not I recognize the influence she is having and se is using her fame for good messages

  12. 12

    Re: MadonnaLive

    I'm in the USA and I definitely don't care about her. She knows how to take lavish vacations though! Nice that she can enjoy millions of dollars worth of vacations while our economy is in the toilet. :D

  13. 13

    Re: Lalo Castañeda – Latinas? Sadly, Latinos and Latinas aren't doing much at all in the power department. J-Lo is a powerful Latina then she creates some tv show about 3 Latina nannies. Way to help your people out, Jenny! Although if Kagan is on the list, I'm not sure why Sonia Sotomayor isn't. Either way, Lalo, you Latinas really need to step it up.
    And Michelle Obama is the biggest piece of shit female alive. She's really dumb, she's a huge bitch, she hates America, she brought her two kids to a racist church FOR YEARS and she's married to an asswipe.

  14. 14

    Michelle Obama is #1??!!?? Michelle Obama whose only talent is to eat cook's pie?!!? Second talent of being such a hateful person that it SHOWS IN HER FACE?!!? Third talent to be FAT AND BIG AS A BARN?!!? Are you SERIOUS?!!? Who conducted this survery, MICHELLE OBAMA?!!? Give me a break.

  15. 15

    Who the hell is Elena Kagan?
    It hurts me to live in a world where Sarah Palin is #16.

  16. 16

    Re: MadonnaLive
    So when Madonna DOESN'T make the top ten, then to you, the list is lame, but when she does make it in the higher reaches, the list is fair.

  17. 17

    forbes is SO WRONG ON THIS!!!! THIS IS NOT A POWERFUL LIST!!! but a recogition list. How is Michelle Obama the most powerful woman in the WORLD????? Maybe most known. but not most powerful. Can she get things done by herself? NO, not most things. A lot of people do not LIKE HER. Half of the people, by political party do not even like her. GaGa, might influence some, a few, to buy her songs, but again, more of an influence. same thing with Oprah. Really a sad list when you think of it. Hillary Clinton is one of the more powerful there. Need more women to really get up and out there. Not fake ones that are out there, just doing 'gardens' at the whitehouse. sad.

  18. 18

    How the HELL is Stephenie Meyer on this list and not JK Rowling?? Rowling is by FAR the better author and her books are far more pervasive. This is ridiculous!!

  19. 19

    Sarah Palin in the top 20? What does she influence besides stupidity?

  20. 20

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – I agree with you 100% on everything you said here kudos :)

  21. 21

    Re: Kate LaChapelle – Most of humanity gets dumber and dumber that's why…

  22. 22

    Re: iSayEffU – Thank you for your kind words :) It's much appreciated.

  23. 23

    I dont care whos on the list but I HATE MICHELLE OBAMA

  24. 24

    Re: MadonnaLive
    How old are you? 8? Do you listen to yourself lol
    I think you're a little too young to be a Madonna fan.

  25. 25

    That's nice for them, but the cost is deadly. They sold their souls to the devil for fortune, fame and mediocre power…..SHAMELESS bitches. MJ is the MOST POWERFUL person ever w/o selling his precious soul!!!

  26. 26

    I hate when they put "in the world" . "Most powerful in the world, sexiest in the world, most influential in the world. "
    WTF do other countries vote as well, or just pic them at random, or is it based on the nosiest people. I don't find any of these people important at all. The president himself hasn't done anything for America, much less his wife.

  27. 27

    Re: Eldridge CleaverRe: Lalo Castañeda – I noticed a Latina on the list, Judge Sotomayor. But Super Latino Perez for some reason didn't mention her….huh…

  28. 28

    It's a sad sad world when we look at people like Stephenie Meyer and GagOnMyBalls as 'important' and 'powerful'..That's just sad for the youth. Really, really sad.

  29. 29

    wow. really. what has forbes come to? what level of idiocy have they stooped to?
    what the fuck has lady gaga done to deserve that?
    dress like a slut, not just a slut but a freak too, and sing ….
    the people on this list should be left to those who are helping and making a difference in the world.
    what a joke.
    some stupid slut who is SO self righteous she actually believes she can walk through an airport in swimsuit and fishnets. what makes you so special? hmm?

    get the fuck over this woman, seriously. so she can get over herself, get a reality check and realize she's just some ugly woman with huge insecurities trying to gain popularity by using shock factor.

  30. 30

    Re: MadonnaLive
    Gaga released her album in 2009.
    This is largerly due to her immense social network monopoly and her insanely successful tour.
    Stay mad.

  31. 31

    [re=5379496]Re: blondeestbiitch

  32. 32

    Forbes list is so full of bullshit now. I mean really, who can actually take this list seriously? Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama? Huh???

  33. 33

    lady gaga needs to GO! f her, she couldnt make it big on her voice alone, its her weird outfits that make her famous, so can we idolize real talent?

  34. 34

    Worship the serpent that is Satan and you can have fame and fortune.

  35. 35

    wow. lady gaga is number 7? explains why america is so fucked up.

  36. 36

    What a load of tripe.. Gag Ga - powerful how,why, in what universe? she doesn't have the power to change World events, or to change the economy, or to stop or start wars, she has no control over life or death - so where exactly is all this power..She recently complained about the treatment of gay men and women in the Military and what has changed after thsi supposedly powerful woman made these statments - nother, zip, zilch, nada….Poweful I don't think so - mad - yes - up her own backside -yes….But powerful not unless she becomes the next President…

  37. 37

    u people do know that lady gaga is a freemason a fucking devil worshipping bitch

  38. 38

    lady gaga is a fucking freemason bitch she worship the devil

  39. 39

    lady gag worship the devil

  40. 40

    Michelle Obama doesn't belong there. She is a bad role model for women and she's just a wife. Lady Gaga etc , maybe some ppl don't like them but they have careers !!! THEY MAKE THEIR OWN FUCKING DOUGH.