Güler Sabancı only Turk named on list of most powerful women
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Güler Sabancı. DHA photoSabancı Holding Chair Güler Sabancı is the only Turkish name on Forbes magazine’s latest list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Sabancı was listed as number 93 in the list.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel unsurprisingly ranked as number one on the list, followed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Melinda Gates, known for her charity work within the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was marked as the fourth most powerful women in the world. Executive editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson was listed fifth and Indian President Sonia Gandhi took sixth place on the list. American fist lady Michelle Obama came in seventh, followed by Cristine Lagarde, Janet Napolitano and Sherly Sandberg.
Forbes magazine lists the world’s most powerful women in terms of their visibility, economic and political impact.
The top 100 women this year hailed from 28 different countries, although more than half of them are from the United States. Four of them are from China, a country which boasts the second largest economy in the world. There were four women from India on the list and one each from Germany and France.
The combined turnover of the companies a quarter of the listed women manage amounts to $984 billion. The average age of a woman on the list is 55. Lady Gaga, the famous American pop icon, was the youngest figure on the list at 26, while the oldest woman listed was the Queen of England at age 86.