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Beyonce Makes Forbes List of World’s Most Powerful Women

Beyonce – She is undeniably talented, beautiful and sexy, but now you can add “powerful” to the list of adjectives used to describe Beyonce.

The singer and new mom has earned a spot on the Forbes list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, coming in at number 32—primarily for all the work she does offstage for various causes.

The list of the most powerful women is dominated in the top 10 by money and political power. The top 3 are Germany President Angela Merkel, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, respectively. Melinda Gates, wife of Bill and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, comes in at number 4, with Jill Abrahamson, Executive Editor of the New York Times, right behind her at number 5.

Other noteworthy picks include First Lady Michelle Obama at number 7, Oprah Winfrey at number 11, Indra Nooyi, Chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo at number 12, and Ursula Burns, the African-American Chairwoman and CEO of Xerox, at number 17.

Among the celebrities, after Oprah, Lady Gaga is highest at number 14. In addition to Beyonce at number 32, the list also includes Jennifer Lopez at number 38, Shakira at number 40  and Ellen DeGeneres at 47.

Beyonce just finished using he influence in a way that demonstrates why she is ranked so high. She partnered with the United Nation to promote World Humanitarian Day, for which she recorded a moving video live at the U.N., and she is active in a number of social causes, including working with the Obama campaign.

Jennifer Lopez is an active spokeswomen for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as working with her own nonprofit, Lopez Family Foundation, to help women and children across the globe.

Other celebrities on the list include Angelina Jolie (#66), Gisele Bundchen (# 83), “Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara (#75) and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling (#78).


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