Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, and Taylor Swift, loved and feared by all, has joined the list of politicians and CEOs, coming in at number 54.
One day, when she is being sworn in as US president, this lowly ranking will seem like some sort of weird aberration.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the list for a fifth year running, while Hilary Clinton, herself a current presidential hopeful, took out the number two spot.
Philanthropist Melinda Gates, US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and General Motors CEO Mary Barra make up the rest of the top five, with IMF chief Christine Lagarde sixth.
Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, is in the number seven spot. Eighth is Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is ninth, and tenth belongs to US First Lady Michelle Obama.
Clinton has risen from the number six spot last year, with Forbes now acknowledging that she is “just a breath away from the Most Powerful Woman crown.”
Merkel can still celebrate … for now.
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