Michelle Obama has been named the world’s most powerful woman by Forbes.
Quoting them, Mrs Obama is ‘Jackie Kennedy with a law degree from Harvard and street sense from Chicago’s South Side.’ She’s a fashion icon, a forceful advocate of school nutrition standards and military families’ affairs and is more involved in policy affairs than Laura Bush.’
Oprah Winfrey came in third place, Hilary Clinton came in fifth, Lady Gaga came in seventh place! I guess that would be for wearing that meat dress to the MTV awards? I am so shocked.
Beyonce was at 9th position, Angelina Jolie was at 21st – ok, she’s also a UN ambassador, Madonna was 29th most powerful woman, Heidi Klum was 39th, more powerful than the Queen of England who was at 41st position.
SJP was no. 45 and Vogue’s Anna Wintour was 56. Even Gisele Bundchen was rated the 72nd most powerful woman in the world.
You can see the full list on the forbes site. I just find it interesting that models, actresses, fashion designers and musicians are on the list of most powerful women in the world. Says a lot about the far-reaching influence of this fashion and lifestyle industry. Technology and the internet has made it even more possible, I mean, Lady Gaga has almost 7 million followers on twitter.
Some interesting things to think about, how am I influencing my world?
- Michelle Obama ranked world’s most powerful woman (reuters.com)
- Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga top Forbes’ list of 100 most powerful women (latimesblogs.latimes.com)