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Priyanka Chopra grabs 97th spot in the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women

New entries in the list included US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (19), US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (43), Indian actress and United Nations Children's Fund goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra (97).

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 02, 2017 13:56 IST ]
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra

The international diva Priyanka Chopra has made it to the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women. Priyanka has grabbed the 15th rank in the list of Most Powerful Women In Entertainment And Media.

Along with Priyanka this list also includes Hollywood singer Beyonce Knowles, who is at 4th position, singer Taylor Swift, who has attained 12 rank in the list. The popular author J.K. Rowling is also in the list at 13th position. 

Priyanka has made the industry proud by grabbing 97th place in the full list, which includes 100 names. Beyonce is at 50th spot in the complete list of 100s while Taylor is at 85th spot.

Interestingly, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women beating British PM Theresa May, philanthropist Melinda Gates and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Merkel, whose stature may have taken a hit after the recent German elections in which she won a fourth term with diminished authority, topped the list for the seventh consecutive year and for the 12th time in total, the Guardian reported.

May was in second place despite a difficult year in which her party's parliamentary majority was much reduced after her decision to hold a general election in June.

May was followed by Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, and Mary Barra, the chief executive of General Motors were next.

The names on the list were drawn from seven "power bases" -- billionaires, business, finance, media, politics, philanthropists/NGOs and technology.

Almost half the women on the list were American. The UK had eight representatives while the rest of Europe had 13.

Queen Elizabeth (26), First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon (42) and author J.K. Rowling (88) were also there in the list.

Former US first lady Michelle Obama dropped off the list since she left the White House last year. Hillary Clinton, who appeared every year since the list's inception in 2004, fell 63 places, from second in 2016 to 65th in 2017.

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