Top 30 Most Influential Women in the World

Women have been proving themselves to be as powerful and influential as men for decades. But which are today’s most influential women? We would like to present you with a list we have compiled of the top 30 most influential women in the year 2013, based on statistics issued by Forbes Magazine.

The women in our countdown were ranked according to fortune, media exposure, and impact. The women on our countdown are either head of states, CEOs for renowned companies, or managers with international NGOs, but the list also features certain surprises, such as songstress Beyonce Knowles, who is also the youngest woman in our countdown.

2013’s most powerful woman is Germany’s leading lady, chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel has been consistently voted as one of the most influential women in the world, ranking as number one seven times in the past ten years.

Curious to see who else made it on our list? Let’s take a look at the countdown.