Seventeen women are 45 and under and include music superstars Beyoncé, Shakira, Taylor Swift, and actresses Angelina Jolie, and Sofia Vergara. They join fashion titans Miuccia Prada and Diane Von Furstenberg alongside female business leaders (Oprah) and politicians including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, on the Forbes List of the 100 most powerful women in the world in 2015.
Below is the list of the most powerful under 45 and overall definitive annual audit of the foremost heads of state, iconic entrepreneurs and CEOS, celebrity role models, billionaire activists, and pioneer philanthropists, all ranked by money, media momentum, spheres of influence and impact. Go to Forbes to see all Power 100 Women.
TOP 10 OVERALL LEADERS: