Forbes Picks Most Powerful Women

    BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 15:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler arrive for the weekly German federal government cabinet meeting on August 15, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. A topic of today's meeting, among others, was a bill to modernize foreign trade policies.  (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

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    From tech to non-profits sectors, celebrities to media producers, these women sure are impressive. German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women this year, thanks to her decisions in Europe having economic and political consequences across the board. The 25 CEOs who made the list control roughly $984 billion in revenues. Forbes regulars like Oprah and Lady Gaga make the list, but newbies like Laurene Powell-Jobs get a mention too. Forbes also pointed out that the women “don’t just make headlines, they write them,” before ranking media power players like Jill Abramson, Arianna Huffington and Anna Wintour.

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