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Since 2004, Forbes has compiled a list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. It is edited by notable Forbes journalists, including Moira Forbes, and is based on visibility and economic impact. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has remained at the top spot since 2006, with the brief exception of 2010 where she was temporarily supplanted by then U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

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2018 (top 10 selection)Edit

2017 (top 10 selection)Edit

2016 (top 10 selection)Edit

2015 (top 10 selection)Edit

2014 (top 10 selection)Edit

2013 (top 10 selection)Edit

2012 (top 10 selection)Edit

2011 (top 10 selection)Edit

2010 (top 10 selection)Edit

2009 (top 10 selection)Edit

2008 (top 10 selection)Edit

2007 (top 10 selection)Edit

2006 (top 10 selection)Edit

2005 (top 10 selection)Edit

2004 (top 10 selection)Edit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The World's Most Powerful Women 2018". Forbes. December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Howard, Caroline (November 2, 2017). "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women In 2017". Forbes. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "The World's Most Powerful Women 2016". Forbes. June 7, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Howard, Caroline (May 26, 2015). "The World's Most Powerful Women 2015". Forbes. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Howard, Caroline (May 28, 2014). "The World's Most Powerful Women 2014". Forbes. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  6. ^ Howard, Caroline (May 22, 2013). "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  7. ^ Howard, Caroline (August 22, 2012). "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2012". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Howard, Caroline (August 24, 2011). "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women: This Year It's All About Reach". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women: November 2010". Forbes.com. October 5, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Donner, Francesca (August 19, 2009). "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  11. ^ Egan, Mary Ellen; Schoenberger, Chana R. (August 27, 2008). "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. August 30, 2007. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. August 31, 2006. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "The Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  15. ^ MacDonald, Elizabeth; Schoenberger, Chana R. (August 20, 2004). "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016.

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