Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Nirmala Sitharaman
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has retained the top spot for the tenth time in Forbes’ 2020 list released on Tuesday.
Christine Lagarde, head of the European Central Bank, finished second for the second time in a row. US Vice President Kamala Harris is third on the list. Melinda Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ranks fifth. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been ranked 41 in the list. Roshni Nadar Malhotra was ranked 55th and Majumdar Shaw 68th. Renuka Jagtiani, chairman of Landmark Group, was ranked 98. Women from up to four generations from 30 countries were selected for Forbes’ 17th annual list of the most powerful women.
The list includes heads of 10 states, 38 CEOs and five actors. New Zealand PM Jesinda Erdern was ranked 32nd and Taiwan President Sai Ing Wen 37th in the list. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was 39th and Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was 46th.