Okonjo-Iweala, MO Abudu, Beyoncé, Rihanna Among Forbes’ Most Powerful Women

Forbes released its annual list of the world’s most powerful women on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The list features 100 women who are making a significant impact in various fields, including business, media, politics, entertainment, and technology.

Taylor Swift, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Beyonce

The list was compiled using four main metrics: spheres of influence, money, media, and impact. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, is one of two Nigerians on the list, alongside MO Abudu. Her inclusion is a testament to her influential leadership and the vital role she plays in shaping the global landscape.

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Music star Taylor Swift is another notable name on the list, coming in fifth place and being the first woman outside of politics and governance. “With a record-breaking world tour, the ability to move economies, and a US$1.1 billion (RM5.1 billion) net worth, the 33-year-old entertainer ranks among the most influential women on the planet,” Forbes wrote of the pop star.

Singers Beyoncé and Rihanna also made the list.

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