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Forbes Announces 2015's Most Powerful Women

Forbes Announces 2015's Most Powerful Women

Forbes released their annual roundup Tuesday of this year's 100 most powerful women.

The women who made the list are making huge contributions and accomplishments in their respective fields, and are making an impact on a global scale. Below are 2015's top five most powerful women: 

  1. Angela Merkel
  2. Hillary Clinton 
  3. Melinda Gates
  4. Janet Yellen 
  5. Mary Bara

A number of MAKERS also ranked among Forbes' 2015 list. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki cracked the top 10 as well.

The top ranking billionaire was Oprah Winfrey, coming in at No. 12. Seven women in tech made the top 25, including Meg WhitmanAngela Ahrendts, and Marissa Mayer.

Other MAKERS mentioned among the ranks are Nancy Pelosi and fashion designer Diane Von Furstenburg.

Singer and songwriter Taylor Swift, 25, became the youngest person to make the list.

To see Forbes' entire list, click here. 

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