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Who is Angela Merkel : Angela Merkel is Named The World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. Angela Merkel Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Facts You Need To Know

Who is Angela Merkel : Angela Merkel is Named The World’s 100 Most Powerful  Women by Forbes. Angela Merkel Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Facts You Need To Know

Angela Merkel Wiki,Bio

Angela Dorothea Merkel; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician serving as chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and “leader of the free world”.
Merkel was born in Hamburg in then-West Germany and moved to East Germany as an infant when her father, a Lutheran clergyman, received a pastorate in Perleberg. She obtained a doctorate in quantum chemistry in 1986 and worked as a research scientist until 1989. Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, and briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government headed by Lothar de Maizière in 1990. Following German reunification in 1990, Merkel was elected to the Bundestag for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and has been reelected ever since. As the protégée of Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Merkel was appointed as the Federal Minister for Women and Youth in Kohl’s government in 1991, and became  the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in 1994. After her party lost the federal election in 1998, Merkel was elected Secretary-General of the CDU before becoming the party’s first female leader two years later in the aftermath of a donations scandal that toppled Wolfgang Schäuble.

Angela Merkel Background and early life

Merkel’s paternal grandfather was originally Catholic but the entire family converted to Lutheranism during the childhood of her father, who later studied Lutheran theology in Heidelberg and Hamburg. In 1954, when Angela was just three months old, her father received a pastorate at the church in Quitzow  (a quarter of Perleberg in Brandenburg), which was then in East Germany. The family moved to Templin and Merkel grew up in the countryside 90 km (56 mi) north of East Berlin.
In 1968, Merkel joined the Free German Youth (FDJ), the official communist youth movement sponsored by the ruling Marxist–Leninist Socialist Unity Party of Germany. Membership was nominally voluntary, but those who did not join found it difficult to gain admission to higher education. She did not participate in the secular coming of age ceremony Jugendweihe, however, which was common in East Germany. Instead, she was confirmed. During this time, she participated in several compulsory courses on Marxism-Leninism with her grades only being regarded as “sufficient”.Merkel later said that “Life in the GDR was sometimes almost comfortable in a certain way, because there were some things one simply couldn’t influence.”

Education and  career

Merkel was educated at Karl Marx University, Leipzig, where she studied physics from 1973 to 1978. While a student, she participated in the reconstruction of the ruin of the Moritzbastei, a project students initiated to create their own club and recreation facility on campus. Such an initiative was unprecedented in the GDR of that period, and initially resisted by the University; however, with backing of the local leadership of the SED party, the project was allowed to proceed.At school, she learned to speak Russian fluently, and was awarded prizes for her proficiency in Russian and Mathematics.
Near the end of her studies, Merkel sought an assistant professorship at an engineering school. As a condition for getting the job, Merkel was told she would need to agree to report on her colleagues to officers of the Ministry for State Security (Stasi). Merkel declined, using the excuse that she could not keep secrets well enough to be an effective spy.
Merkel worked and studied at the Central Institute for Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin-Adlershof from 1978 to 1990. At first she and her husband squatted in Mitte.At the Academy of Sciences, she became a member of its FDJ secretariat. According to her former colleagues, she openly propagated Marxism as the secretary for “Agitation and Propaganda”. However, Merkel has denied this claim and stated that she was secretary for culture, which involved activities like obtaining theatre tickets and organising talks by visiting Soviet authors. She stated: “I can only rely on my memory, if something turns out to be different, I can live with that.”
After being awarded a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) for her thesis on quantum chemistry in 1986, she worked as a researcher and published several papers. In 1986, she was able to travel freely to West Germany to attend a congress; she also participated in a multi-week language course in Donetsk, in the then-Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (now part of the disputed Donetsk People’s Republic).

Personal life

In 1977, at the age of 23, Merkel, then Angela Kasner, married physics student Ulrich Merkel (born 1953) and took his surname. The marriage ended in divorce in 1982. Her second and current husband is quantum chemist and professor Joachim Sauer, who has largely remained out of the media spotlight. They first met in 1981, became a couple later and married privately on 30 December 1998. She has no children, but Sauer has two adult sons from a previous marriage.

 Political career

The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 served as the catalyst for Merkel’s political career. Although she did not participate in the crowd celebrations the night the wall came down, one month later Merkel became involved in the growing democracy movement, joining the new party Democratic Awakening. Following the first (and only) multi-party election in East Germany, she became the deputy spokesperson of the new pre-unification caretaker government under Lothar de Maizière. Merkel had impressed de Maiziere with her adept dealing with journalists questioning the role of a party leader, Wolfgang Schnur, as an “informal co-worker” with the homeland security services.In April 1990, Democratic Awakening merged with the East German Christian Democratic Union, which in turn merged with its western counterpart after reunification.
In the German federal election of 1990, the first to be held following reunification, Merkel successfully stood for election to the Bundestag in the parliamentary constituency of Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen in north Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She has won re-election from this constituency (renamed, with slightly adjusted borders, Vorpommern-Rügen – Vorpommern-Greifswald I in 2003) at the seven federal elections held since then. Almost immediately following her entry into parliament, Merkel was appointed by Chancellor Helmut Kohl to serve as Minister for Women and Youth in the federal cabinet. In 1994, she was promoted to the position of Minister for the Environment and Nuclear Safety, which gave her greater political visibility and a platform on which to build her personal political career. As one of Kohl’s protégées and his youngest Cabinet Minister, she was frequently referred to by Kohl as “mein Mädchen” (“my girl”).


  •  India: Recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
  • In 2006, Angela Merkel was awarded the Vision for Europe Award for her contribution toward greater European integration.
  • She received the Karlspreis (Charlemagne Prize) in 2008 for distinguished services to European unity.
  • In March 2008, she received the B’nai B’rith Europe Award of Merit.
  • Merkel topped Forbes magazine’s list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • New Statesman named Angela Merkel in “The World’s 50 Most Influential Figures” 2010.
  • On 16 June 2010, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C. awarded Chancellor Merkel its Global Leadership Award (AICGS) in recognition of her outstanding dedication to strengthening German-American relations.
  • On 21 September 2010, the Leo Baeck Institute, a research institution in New York City devoted to the history of German-speaking Jewry, awarded Angela Merkel the Leo Baeck Medal. The medal was presented by former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and current Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, W. Michael Blumenthal, who cited Merkel’s support of Jewish cultural life and the integration of minorities in Germany.
  • On 31 May 2011, she received the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for the year 2009 from the Indian government. She received the award for International understanding.
  • Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People ranked Merkel as the world’s second most powerful person in 2012, the highest ranking achieved by a woman since the list began in 2009; she was ranked fifth in 2013 and 2014
  • On 28 November 2012, she received the Heinz Galinski Award in Berlin, Germany.
  • India: Indira Gandhi Peace Prize (2013)
  • In December 2015, she was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
  • In May 2016, Merkel received in Middelburg (The Netherlands) the International Four Freedoms Award from the Roosevelt Foundation Angela Merkel – Laureate International Four Freedoms Award 2016 – Laureates since 1982 – Four Freedoms Awards
  • For the year 2017, she received the Elie Wiesel Award, from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women 2019

1. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The German leader topped the Forbes 2019 list of the most powerful women in the world, for her ‘steely reserve’ and standing up to Donald Trump.

2. Christine Lagarde, head of the European Central Bank Lagarde, who became the first woman to head the European Central Bank (ECB) on November 1, putting her in charge of European monetary policy 

3. Nancy Pelosi, US Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi is the 52nd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The role makes her the highest-ranking elected woman in the country

4. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission Von der Leyen has served as president of the European Commission since July and is the first woman in the role 

5. Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors She has served as CEO of GM for five years and has invested billions in electric cars

6. Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Founded in 2000, it’s the world’s largest private charitable foundation 

7. Abigail Johnson, CEO, Fidelity Investments She has served as CEO since 2014 and chairman since 2016. She has also embraced cryptocurrencies

8. Ana Patricia Botín, Executive Chairman, Santander Botín became chair of the company in 2014 after her father’s death and has championed fintech

9. Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM The first woman to head the company, she first joined IBM as a systems engineer in 1981

10. Marillyn Hewson, CEO, Lockheed Martin Hewson joined defense company Lockheed Corporation in 1983 before becoming CEO in 2013 and has helped put the company at the forefront of security

11. Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem An American businesswoman, Boudreaux fronts the second largest American company with a woman as CEO, after serving as executive for a number of companies 

12. Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube An American technology executive who has been the Chief Executive Officer of YouTube since February 2014 and was involved in the founding of Google 

13. Isabelle Kocher, CEO, ENGIE A French businesswoman who rose to become the only woman CEO in the CAC 40 index

14.  Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle An Israeli-born American banker and technology executive. She is the current CEO of Oracle Corporation. She has been an executive at Oracle Corporation since April 1999

15. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund A Bulgarian economist, she has been managing director of the International Monetary Fund since October 2019

16. Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture Sweet became the CEO of global services company Accenture in September 2019. Diversity is a priority for her. ‘A culture of equality helps everyone. It is not a zero-sum game,’ she told Forbes

17.  Emma Walmsley, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline She succeeded Sir Andrew Witty, who retired in March 2017. Before working for GSK she worked for L’Oréal for 17 years and was a non-executive director of Diageo until September 2016

18. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook An American social media executive, author, and billionaire. She is the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of

19. Ruth Porat, Senior Vice President and CFO, Google An American business executive, who is chief financial officer of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google

20. Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur, Personality, Philanthropist Winfrey transformed her talk show, which ran for 25 years, into a media and business empire

21.  Judith McKenna, CEO, Walmart International CEO of Walmart’s international division since 2018. Previously, she held leadership roles within Walmart’s US division and Asda, a subsidiary of Walmart International

22. Jessica Tan, Ping An Insurance Group (Class A) Before joining Ping An, Tan was a partner at McKinsey. She holds a degree in engineering from MIT

23. Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO, Temasek She is married to the current Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. Ho first joined Temasek Holdings as a Director in January 2002 then became its Executive Director in May 2002 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2004

24. Phebe Novakovic, CEO, General Dynamics Chairwoman and CEO of defense giant General Dynamics since 2013 and one of the only female executives in the military-industrial space

25. Shari Redstone, Chairwoman, ViacomCBS  The daughter of media mogul Sumner Redstone, is chairwoman of media empire ViacomCBS

26. Amy Hood, Executive Vice President and CFO, Microsoft An American businesswoman currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft Corporation. Hood joined Microsoft in 2002 holding positions in the investor relations group.

27. Stacey Cunningham, President, NYSE Group A banker, and the 67th president of the New York Stock Exchange. She is the second female president of the NYSE

28. Jessica Uhl, CFO, Royal Dutch Shell Uhl was announced as the chief financial officer of Royal Dutch Shell from March 2017 to replace Simon Henry

29. Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Prime Minister, Bangladesh Wazed is a Bangladeshi politician serving as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, having held the office since 2009. She had previously served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001

30. Adena Friedman, President and CEO, NASDAQ An American businessperson. She currently serves as the president and CEO of Nasdaq. She was formerly the managing director and CFO of The Carlyle Group

31. Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO, J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, Chase Erdoes remains a strong rainmaker for JPMorgan Chase

32. Jane Fraser, President, Citigroup A Scottish-American banking executive. Educated at Girton College, Cambridge, and Harvard Business School, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company for 10 years before joining Citigroup in 2004

33. Laurene Powell Jobs & family, Founder and President, Emerson Collective Executive and the founder of Emerson Collective, a social impact organization that advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice and environmental conservation

34.  Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s first full-time female finance minister An Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who is currently serving as the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs. She previously served as Indian defense minister

35. Marianne Lake, CEO of Consumer Lending, Chase Former chief financial officer of the bank JPMorgan Chase. She was appointed on 20 November 2012, replacing Douglas Braunstein

36. Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Australia’s richest citizen who built her wealth on iron ore

37. Kathy Warden, CEO, President and Chairman, Northrop Grumman Served as CEO and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation since January 2019

38. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, New Zealand Ardern set new norms as a government leader when she gave birth, took six weeks maternity leave and shared that her partner will be a stay-at-home dad

39. Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America An American banker who is vice chair of Bank of America. She leads the bank’s environmental, social and corporate governance committee

40. Queen Elizabeth II, Monarch, United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She is much-loved and respected worldwide 

41. Tsai Ing-wen, President, Taiwan The first female leader of Taiwan (and the first unmarried president) of the country when she was elected in 2016

42. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, The White House, United States An Advisor to the President who has taken on a role in the White House that is unprecedented for first daughters

43. Rosalind Brewer, COO, Starbucks The first African-American and first woman to serve as COO of the company

44. Mingzhu Dong, Chairperson and President, Gree Electric Appliances She joined Gree in 1990 as a salesperson. Today she is president of China’s top air-conditioning manufacturer and a major player in the world market

45. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister, Norway Dubbed Norway’s Angela Merkel, Solberg was elected to a second term in 2017 after steering the country through an oil crisis

46.  Dana Walden, Chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment, Walt Disney Walden heads 20th Century Fox TV, ABC Studios, the Freeform network, ABC-owned TV stations, ABC Entertainment and other divisions

47. Vicki Hollub, CEO and President, Occidental Petroleum Hollub became the first woman to head a major American oil company when she was named the president and CEO of Occidental Petroleum in 2016

48. Jennifer Salke, head, Amazon Studios A former NBC Entertainment president who was named head of streaming giant Amazon Studios in February 2018

49. Jennifer Morgan, Co-CEO, SAP SE Morgan went from head of regulated businesses at SAP to overseeing the Americas, Japan, and Asia Pacific in five years

50. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, United Kingdom A Scottish politician who is currently serving as the fifth First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party since November 2014

51. Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures, Comcast Donna Langley is a British movie executive who is Chairwoman of Universal Pictures. She was profiled in Variety’s ‘Power of Women’

52. Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen, Cofounder and Chairman, Sovico Holdings A Vietnamese businesswoman, and the President and CEO of VietJet Air

53. Elvira Nabiullina, Governor, Central Bank of Russia A Russian economist and head of the Central Bank of Russia. She was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s economic adviser between May 2012 to June 2013

54. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO and Executive Director, HCL Enterprise The Executive Director and the CEO of HCL Enterprise. She is the only child of HCL’s founder, Shiv Nadar

55. Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO, SpaceX An American businesswoman and engineer. She is the President and Chief Operating Officer at SpaceX, an American space transportation company

56. Tricia Griffith, President and CEO, Progressive Insurance Company Ltd. Griffith began her time at Progressive 31 years ago. Progressive is the third-largest car insurer in 2019

57. Maggie Wei Wu, CFO and Head of Strategic Investments, Alibaba Group Wu Wei known professionally as Maggie Wu, is a Chinese business executive who is the Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba Group, a family of Internet-based businesses

58. Feng Ying Wang, CEO, Great Wall Motor Company Limited A Chinese businesswoman, and the CEO and deputy chairman of Great Wall Motor. Wang Fengying was born in Baoding in Hebei province in the north of China

59. Lynn Good, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy Chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, a Fortune 500 company. Good is an Ohio native and graduated from Miami University where she earned a BS in Systems Analysis and in Accounting

60. Paula Santilli, CEO, PepsiCo Latin America, PepsiCo Santilli started in her role as CEO of PepsiCo Latin America in May 2019 and leads the company’s food and beverage businesses for Mexico, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean

61. Rihanna, Musician Rihanna has made a fortune from Fenty Beauty, the makeup brand she co-owns

62. Melanie Kreis, CFO, Deutsche Post CFO of Deutsche Post, the world’s largest logistics company, since October 2016. She is also the only woman on its executive board

63. Hooi Ling Tan, co-founder and COO of Grab Holdings Inc. A Malaysian entrepreneur. She is best known as the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Singapore-based ride-hailing company, Grab Holdings Inc. Tan was a business analyst at McKinsey & Company before she co-founded Grab with Anthony Tan while attending Harvard Business School

64. Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBCUniversal Content Studios, Comcast As Chairman of NBCUniversal Cable, Hammer oversees the leading cable brands USA, The Sci-Fi Channel, E!, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire Network and more

65. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder, Chair and Managing Director, Biocon Mazumdar-Shaw, India’s richest self-made woman, founded India’s largest biopharmaceutical firm in 1978

66. Beyoncé Knowles, Musician Beyonce’s On The Run II stadium tour with husband Jay-Z grossed roughly $5 million per night

67. Zhou Qunfei, Founder and CEO, Lens Technology Qunfei is a Chinese entrepreneur who founded the major touchscreen maker Lens Technology. After the public listing of her company on the Shenzhen ChiNext market in March 2015, her net worth reached US$10 billion, making her the richest woman in China

68. Sophie Wilmes, Prime Minister of Belgium A Belgian politician who currently serves as Prime Minister of Belgium. She is the first female head of government of Belgium

69. Jane Jie Sun, CEO, International A Chinese businesswoman, and the CEO of Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China, since November 2016

70. Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian News & Media A British journalist and first female editor-in-chief at The Guardian since June 2015 succeeding Alan Rusbridger. Viner previously headed The Guardian’s web operations in Australia and the United States

71. Taylor Swift, musician Swift’s 2018 ‘Reputation’ Stadium Tour is officially the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history, grossing $266.1 million

72. Judy Faulkner, CEO and Founder, Epic Systems An American billionaire, the CEO and founder of Epic Systems, a healthcare software company located in Wisconsin

73. Güler Sabanci, Chairman and Managing Director, Sabanci Holding A Turkish businesswoman, a third-generation female member of the Sabancı family, and the chairperson of the family-controlled Sabancı Holding, the second-largest industrial and financial conglomerate in Turkey

74. Kathleen Kennedy, President, Lucasfilm An American film producer. In 1981, she co-founded the production company Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall

75. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister, Denmark Frederiksen is a Danish politician who has been Prime Minister of Denmark since June 2019 and Leader of the Social Democrats since June 2015. The second woman to hold either office, she is also the youngest Prime Minister in Danish history

76. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia An Indonesian economist who has been Minister of Finance of Indonesia since 2016

77. Andrea Marques de Almeida, CFO, Petrobras De Almeida became CFO of the Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras in March 2019

78. Solina Chau, Director, Li Ka Shing Foundation A businesswoman in Hong Kong, a business partner in the Cheung Kong Group, and director of the Li Ka Shing Foundation

79. Ava DuVernay, filmmaker, producer and director An American filmmaker. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, becoming the first black woman to win the award 

80. Zuzana Caputova, President, Slovakia A Slovak politician, lawyer, and environmental activist who has been President of Slovakia since 15 June 2019. Čaputová is the first woman to hold the presidency, as well as the youngest president in the history of Slovakia at age 45 

81. Serena Williams, athlete, tennis 23-time Grand Slam winner is known for her prowess on the courts as well as her business skills 

82. Mary Meeker, General Partner, Bond Capital An American venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst

83. Lam Wai Ying, Chairman, Biel Crystal A Chinese billionaire businesswoman, and the chairman and 49% owner of Biel Crystal Manufactory, manufacturer of touch screens for smartphones

84. Raja Easa Al Gurg, Managing director, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group The Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group and a Board Member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce

85. Eliza Manningham-Buller, Chair, Wellcome Trust A retired British intelligence officer. She was Director General of MI5, the British internal Security Service, from October 2002 until her retirement on 20 April 2007, aged 58. She became a crossbench life peer on 18 April 2008

86. Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital Managing partner at GGV Capital since 2005, Lee is widely considered to be one of the most respected venture capital investors in China

87. Lee Boo-jin, President and CEO, Hotel Shilla President and chief executive of Hotel Shilla, one of Seoul’s top lodging and conference centers

88. Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister, Serbia Prime Minister of Serbia since 29 June 2017. She is the first woman and first openly gay person to hold the office

89. Meg Whitman, CEO, Quibi An American business executive, political activist, and philanthropist

90. Reese Witherspoon, actress Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon started a production company, Pacific Standard, in 2012

91. Anne Wojcicki, Cofounder and CEO, 23andMe The co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, a pioneering direct-to-consumer DNA testing firm based in Mountain View, California

92. Aileen Lee, Founder and General Partner, Cowboy Ventures A veteran of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lee left in 2012 to found her own firm, Cowboy Ventures

93. Sahle-Work Zewde, President, Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde became Ethiopia’s first woman president and the only serving female head of state in Africa in 2018 

94. Dominique Senequier, Founder and President, Ardian A French businesswoman. She is president of Ardian, a private equity firm she founded

95. Kirsten Green, Founder and Managing Partner, Forerunner Ventures Green is an American venture capitalist, the founder and managing partner of Forerunner Ventures

96. Renuka Jagtiani, chairwoman and CEO, Landmark Group The chairwoman and CEO of Landmark Group, a multinational consumer conglomerate based in Dubai

97. Rania Nashar, CEO, Samba Financial Group The first female CEO of Saudi commercial bank, Samba Financial Group

98. Amina Mohammed,Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations She was previously a special adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and was instrumental in setting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She is British-Nigerian 

99. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus & family, President, Louis Dreyfus SAS A Russian-born Swiss billionaire businesswoman, chairperson of Louis Dreyfus

100. Greta Thunberg, teen climate activist A teen climate activist who became a media sensation. On September 20, four million people across the globe participated in the largest climate change demonstration in history, led by Thunberg.



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