May 272015
 
Angela Merkel remains the most powerful woman in the world

The Queen is the 41st most powerful woman in the world in the annual Forbes’ 100 list which is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the fifth year in a row. The formidable trio of global powerbrokers and international influencers Mrs Merkel, US presidential candidate Hilary Clinton and philanthropist Melinda Gates sit at the top of the list. Just three Britons made its in the Forbes magazine list by US figures. Contributed By Sonia Narula