The gender disparity in the world is a known fact. But some women have crossed this hurdle. The rise of feminism has surely helped many women around the world to get equal rights. But many have outperformed themselves to lead into the male-dominated society.
If you are also curious to know about women who have been able to change the course of time and made a name for themselves in the world, here is a list of the 50 most powerful women around the globe.
Known for her eccentric fashion and amazing singing, Stephanie Juan Angelina Germinota hits the top of the list. She has shown the world how to be a celebrity and a human at the same time. She has crossed all borders to become a great artist and win 11 Grammy awards. She has also forayed into active careers as a businesswoman and an actress. Talking of singers, our next name on the list is Britney Spears.
You won’t forget the name if you are a 90s kid or love those iconic pop music albums. She is perhaps the best pop singer of our time. Her labels were across countries and she hit the 100 million records sales. That is an achievement for anyone but she also had her downs. During the 2000s, she was out of the industry but her resilience made her come back in 2016 and on our list.
Even after so many years, Madonna is still called the “queen of pop” for a reason. For years, she has been giving us hit songs and charting on the billboard hot 100 lists. However, her struggles didn’t know boundaries as well.
She revoked her marriage to Guy Ritchie and had a feud with her brother. She was criticized much in public but soon she found her way out of the turmoil and gave us a maddening performance at the Superbowl XLVI.
Earning a reputation in the then-patriarch society of Uncle Sam was already tough for women. Oprah, being an African-American had to do something different to make her name in the industry. She began with her talk show which became the highest-rated television show of her kind in the history of television. She indeed disrupted the television industry.
When it comes to audio-visuals, who can forget about the Russian roulette or love the way you lie? Rihanna is on her way to becoming a mother and we congratulate her. We congratulate her for all the philanthropy aside from her singing and fashionable appearance. She is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman. Phew! Girls really can do a lot of things.
An inspiration to the world, a successful movie star, miss world winner, and so many accolades. Priyanka Chopra has made her journey from the streets of Delhi to Hollywood. But the journey was not easy. You can feel her anguish in her interviews but the world always bows down to resilient women. She is also a businesswoman and a prestigious Padma Shri holder.
Known for her brilliant portrayal of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series, Emma Watson grew up to be beautiful and intelligent. She has received numerous accolades for her active participation in community philanthropy.
She was honored by the United Nations for her campaign for equal women’s rights and climate change awareness. Who knew that sweet, bubbly Hermione will drive a change in her actual life? But she does and her followers have been her constant support.
Born on the 5th of May 1988, Adele always had a passion for songwriting and singing. She has been providing us with amazing music since 2004. But she made her major impression in the minds of many after her successful track of “Skyfall”, a James Bond movie. So, what’s stopping you now from following your passion?
Talking about singers and actors, Ariana Grande is next on our list. Known best for her latest releases like “positions”, she has claimed public appraisals for her four-octave vocal range. But her route to fame was determined through her lively and comic performance as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon sitcom “Victorious”.
Apart from being a singer and an artist, she is also famous for her philanthropy and activism. She vocalizes equality acts and has partnered with several organizations to serve the marginalized community.
If there is anyone who can compete with Oprah on the rendezvous, it’s Ellen DeGeneres. She has been hosting the Ellen DeGeneres show despite all criticisms. She is an American comedian who has paved her way through the thorns of life to sit today on our list of 50 most powerful women.
She has also provided her voice to Dory in famous animated movies like Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Isn’t she adorable?
Adorable, you said? Well, there are no words to describe the next adorable, yet powerful woman on our list. She is the most awarded music artist currently across the internet. She has won 1 Emmy award, 10 Grammy awards, and holds 7 Guinness world records in her name. She has also bagged the artist of the decade award with 23 wins at the Billboard music awards.
Politics is yet another myth, this woman has proved. Unlike the social thinking that politics is a game for men, Hillary Clinton has been standing with her head held high against the likes of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. She is also associated with several charitable organizations and has proven her worth as a senior state official and US public senator.
People may lie but her hips don’t lie. Her exotic belly dancing skills and deep sensual voice makes every man on this planet desire her. The queen of Latin music has won 3 Grammy awards, 12 Latin Grammy awards, 4 MTV video awards, and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. She holds 6 Guinness world records and 7 Billboard music awards.
Another Latino chica who paved her way into Hollywood to become the first Latin actress and singer. She has been a singer and a celebrity for over three decades now and we find her a very powerful and influential woman on this planet right now. She also has been an influential business owner and a beloved donor.
Our “Rachel Green” is also a beloved member of the list of 50 most powerful women in the world. Jennifer Aniston started her journey with a few struggling commercials and movies. But her breakthrough was “Friends”, an American sitcom that changed her life entirely. After that, she never looked back and this is what makes her so powerful.
“Party in the USA” is never complete without Miley Cyrus. She began her journey to fame through the famous series “Hannah Montana” where she played the lead role. Her acting was publicly claimed and over the past decade, she has evolved into a pop sensation with amazing looks and superb confidence. She inspires every teenage girl to better themselves and is every girl’s youth icon.
A singer, an actress, a model, a businesswoman, what else could Paris Hilton be? Even being the heir to the Hilton family didn’t stop her from making a name for herself through her deeds. She started her career as an actor in “The Simple Life” and soon climbed the ladder of fame.
A model by profession, Megan Fox is looked upon as a goddess. Her shots for Vogue and other magazines have made her famous but she expanded her follower base after the famous “Transformers” movie series.
When it comes to equal rights activism, Malala Yousafzai had played a crucial role in getting rights for Muslim women in many Islamic nations the right to education. She is a goodwill ambassador at the United Nations for the right to education and work.
Wife and closest advisory to president John Adams, Abigail Adams is sometimes called the true founder of the United States of America. She dedicated her life to the betterment of America and was hailed as “Mrs. President” at times. She was a wife, a mother, and an active politician who worked towards the prosperity of the American states.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist. She served as an associate justice at the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 2020. She has been a vocal advocate for the rights of women and gender equality.
She had played an important role in diminishing the pay discrimination among employees at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. She had consistently fought with her ailments alongside providing justice to the people. But she could hold on to the complications from her cancer anymore and demised on September 18, 2020.
A symbol of fashion and grandeur, Marilyn Monroe has been an iconic personality for many women. Even after her untimely death, many fans kept her alive through their hymns and prayers. This is what we call living the life large size.
The infamous “cat-woman” in the Batman movies, Halle Berry has proved to be an exceptional actress and a phenomenal singer. She has won Oscar and an Emmy award which signifies her presence in both the acting and singing genre.
Caramel-colored goddess with a voice of an angel is how you describe Beyonce. She is listed as one of the most influential women in the industry. Her achievement includes the Grammy award, the Golden Globe, and sales of more than 100 million records worldwide.
One of the most influential women of our times is Michelle Obama. Wife to former President, Barrack Obama, she has been actively participating in policy development and non-profit organizations. She is a legal advisor with a strong inclination toward social projects.
Starring as a kid or a heartthrob in the movies, Scarlet Johansson has proved herself to be exceptional with her acting skills. She had also been the top Google search in 2010 when she starred as Black Widow in the MCU.
It was quite difficult for a woman to make her name in the movie industry in front of the likes of Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, and other prolific personalities. But she made everyone fall head over heels for her and she became an overnight sensation in Hollywood.
Eva Longoria started as an anchor and soon paved her path to stardom with “urgent housewives”. In addition, she also has a foundation called “American museum of civil rights” that awarded her the Freedom Award in 2010.
A woman can be an actor, singer, dancer, politician, businesswoman, and whatnot. But she a rapper, was a concept that was alien to the whole world. Nicki Minaj showed how it is done and opened the doors for many such women who want to build their rap careers in the music industry.
The next name on our list is Angelina Jolie, who has been labeled as the sexiest woman on earth. But the fame doesn’t sway her from being a philanthropist. According to a recent study, her net worth crossed $100 million.
A successful model at Victoria’s secret has paved her way to stardom with her constant efforts and dedication. This German model has shown the world how to keep on working till you have the stars.
The English singer and songwriter have made her mark on the world with explosive music in the field of indie pop, folktronica, and indietronica. She is the pioneer of new genres in the music industry while working toward wildlife conservation.
Amidst all the twinkling stars and celebrities, here is an author who shook the world with her writing prowess. Her novel Harry Potter got rejected from so many publications houses till it became a masterstroke.
The back-eyed peas were one band that popped our heads with so many hits. But the album was incomplete without Fergie and her video presence. The band members have cited Fergie’s contribution to making the band a brand.
Kesha has been a gem for the music industry but her life has been challenging. The “tik to” fame singer is an inspiration to girls who are facing ordeals with their passion.
Walking the ramp for two decades is not an easy task. But this woman, right here, shows how it’s done. She is one of the best models in the fashion industry right now.
The music industry is swarming with singers and other artists. Mariah Carrey still managed to hold her horses in the game. This shows her power and popularity.
Born in Ontario, Canada, Avril Lavigne has topped the charts and billboards with her first album ‘Let Go’ which soon became the best-selling album of the 21st century by a Canadian artist.
The influence that Christina Aguilera holds is pretty valuable. Apart from being an actor, she is the goodwill ambassador for United Nations’ world food program. Isn’t that inspiring?
If a woman decides, she can take over the world. It is similar to what Martha Stewart did to the retail universe. With ground-breaking ideas for DIY crafts, cooking, and holiday party planning, Martha Stewart made the Americans believe in investing and brought revolution to e-commerce.
Talking of businesswomen, it is essential to mention Falguni Nayyar. The founder and CEO of Nykaa.com, a women’s fashion and cosmetic brand, has influenced the Indian economy with her hard work and dedication. With Nykaa’s debut IPO, the market cap crossed $13 Billion.
Katy Perry is an American singer and a judge of American idols. She has over 120 million followers on Instagram, making her one of the most influential celebrities on the internet.
An actor and singer by profession, Selena Gomez made her debut in the Disney created “wizards of Waverly place”. She had also won Emmy awards.
Hard work and perseverance is the key to success and Lindsay Lohan has proved it over the years.
The famous Duchess of Cambridge is known for her bold statements and fashion appearance. She surely knows how to rule the hearts.
Jessica Simpson is an American singer and actress with a record of signing with Columbia Records at just the age of 17. She had been active in the industry and following her passion as a fashion designer.
If dreams do come true had a face, it must be Carrie underwood. She started her life-altering journey through American idol by winning its fourth edition. From there on, she never looked back.
Whether leaders are made or leaders are born, Angela Merkel has truly shaped the way the world looked at female politicians. She began her career as a scientist and slowly rose to the power of becoming the first-ever female chancellor of Germany.
Popular for her role in the high school musical series, Vanessa Hudgens star on our list of powerful women in the world. She is focused on her acting career and she is an inspiration to many young and brilliant girls aspiring to be an actor.
Hillary Duff launched her career as an actor in the popular show Lizzy McGuire and did some notable movies. However, she followed her passion for fashion designing, and today, she has her clothing line called the Stuff.
These are the 50 most powerful women in the world and they have shown how women can rise to the top of any field. Their constant effort and dedication have helped them achieve fame.
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