It’s that time of the year again where Forbes starts rolling out list after list after list. We already found out who the highest-paid celebrities under 30 are and the celebrity couples bringing in the most cash, now we have the list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World — and 10 of them are black women who are making their mark across the globe.
From expected entertainers, business women, and political leaders in the US and abroad, here are the 10 black women who run the world:
#7 Michelle Obama
#17 Ursula Burns, Chaiman and CEO, Xerox
#50 Rosalind Brewer, President and CEO, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart Stores
#52 Helene Gayle, President, CEO, CARE
#69 Etharian Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme, United Nations
#71 Joyce Banda, President, Malawi
#81 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
#82 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia
Do you think Forbes missed anyone?
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