Michelle Obama, Oprah, Lady Gaga, Beyonce Lead Most Powerful Women List

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Cultural impact might mean as much as money and political influence, as evidenced by the celebrities on Forbes' 2010 World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

The list is based less on traditional titles and roles and more on creative influence as well as entrepreneurship, the building of brands, the breaking of barriers.

The women of politics, business, media and lifestyle (entertainment, sports and fashion) were ranked in each group, and after that, in group against group.

Two of the top three in one photo!

The diverse mash-up of hard and dynamic power led to this top ten:

  1. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the U.S.
  2. Irene Rosenfeld, Chief Executive, Kraft Foods
  3. Oprah Winfrey, Talk show host and media mogul
  4. Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
  5. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S.
  6. Indra Nooya, Chief Executive, Pepsico
  7. Lady Gaga, Singer and rumored hermaphrodite
  8. Gail Kelly, Chief Executive, Westpac
  9. Beyoncé Knowles, Singer and fashion designer
  10. Ellen DeGeneres, Talk show host

What do you think of this list of the most powerful females? Spot on? Off base? Who would you include/exclude? Who should be higher?

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Illuminati puppets.

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I really don't know why Michelle got first place she really hasn't done anything Oprah's spot should be number one she does so much for people and she's very powerful.I think they missed alot of other women that are not entertainers or just the presidents wife that actually do so much and never get any credit for it.

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Wife, mother,new mother-in-law,lawyer,Former First Lady,Madame
Secretary of State.
Congratulations to Hillary for making the list, as #1 in my opinion.

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the most influential woman should be Lady Gaga or Beyonce because they reach out people of all generations....

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For Shun Spears: You ask "who compiled the list." The people that compiled the list are the same people who nominated President Obama within 2 months of his presidency to receive the Nobel Peace Prize--zealots and idiots!

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Yeah, i agree with Shun Spears, Who compiled this list anyway? Michelle Obama is just the president's wife. Thats it. and the others are just Celebrities. There is no such thing "Who is the most powerful female?" It's only God that's Powerful!

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Madonna is the most Powerful Woman in my opinion.Michelle Obama made the list simply because she's the President's wife,thats it.Beyonce and Ellen,are you serious?Who compiled this list anyway?

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At least someone is showing Mrs. Obama how to smile these days--see photo above. Glad she is finally covering those bottom teeth--too bad she doesn't do a Let's Move on dentistry for people and be the first First Lady with braces. Would help out a lot of kids!

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Congrads to all the top Powerful 10 women in the world and my most favored is Michelle Obama and Ellen Degeneres. Because they are generous to open their hearts and help hurting people especially at this time Americans are hurting Ellen pours out the money in helping turn people lives around she and both Michelle. Thanks Ladies keep up the good works. Remember me too here in Georgia with my struggling software company with desires to help put people back to work we all will get there when we work together.
Thanks Jennifer Coggins-Kraus / CEO & President Coggins Technical Associates.

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In my book, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is by far the most powerful and influentia woman and rightly so.