Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is ranked 30th in Forbes Magazine's the World's 100 Most Powerful Women this year, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list, followed by United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at No 2 and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at No 3.
Members of the 2012 ranking represent women in technology (a new category this year), politics, business, media, entertainment, non-profits, as well as billionaires all ranked by money, media presence and impact. The 25 CEOs alone oversee companies with US$984 billion in revenues. The women represent 28 countries, have an average age of 55, and a combined 90 million Twitter followers.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and her Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra review a guard of honour before their talks at the German Chancellery in Berlin on July 18, 2012. (AFP Photo)
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