Michelle Obama tops Forbes powerful women list

Michelle Obama tops Forbes powerful women list


Boston: US First lady Michelle Obama tops the Forbes magazine’s list of ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women´ beating corporate honchos like India-born Pepsi Co chief Indra Nooyi and heads of state like the Queen of England to occupy the top slot.

Michelle, 46, ranked number one in the overall list of 100 as well as in the political category.

Kraft Foods chief executive Irene Rosenfeld ranked second followed by media mogul Oprah Winfrey who came in at the third spot.

Pepsi Co chief Indra Nooyi ranked 6th on the list. In the business category, Nooyi is ranked two. Two Indian women, Axis bank chief executive Shikha Sharma and ICICI bank head Chanda Kocchar also made it to the list.

Sharma is ranked 89th in the list while Kocchar comes in at the 92nd spot.

Forbes divided the power women candidates into four groups: politics, business, media and lifestyle. It ranked the women in each group, and then group against group.