The world's most powerful women revealed

Sarah Coles
Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel


Ask any man who the most powerful woman on the planet is and he's likely to name either his wife or his mother - depending on the sort of man he is... Ask Forbes, on the other hand, and they will produce a slightly less subjective list of the great and the good.

So who made the list, who missed out on a top place, and do they deserve it?