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Folorunsho Alakija & Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala make Forbes Most Powerful Women In the World List



Folorunsho Alakija & Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Forbes - May 2014 -
The madams at the top.

Forbes just released a few minutes ago, its list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. And Africa shines bright.

Nigeria’s Minister for Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the most powerful woman in Nigeria. The 59-year-old is ranked 44 on the list of 100 people.

The other Nigerian on the list is 63-year-old oil mogul Folorunsho Alakija who is listed at 96.

Taking the number one slot is Angela Merkel of Germany. Michelle Obama is number 8, Queen Elizabeth at 35.

From Africa, Joyce Banda of Malawi is at 40, while Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia is ranked 70.

Oprah Winfrey – 14
Beyonce – 17
Sofia Vergara – 32
Ellen DeGeneres – 46
Angelina Jolie – 50
Shakira Mebarak – 58
Lady Gaga – 67
Gisele Bundchen – 89

To view the full list, click here


  1. 1 + The One

    May 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Well done Africa! Kudos to all the women featured here!

  2. Bade

    May 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Where is Mama peace???? LOL

    • DOZ81

      June 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Where is your mother, sister or wife?

  3. @edDREAMZ

    May 28, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Still on still they can never go on one on one with floyd mayweather in the ring, lol…. Great news and am happy for them….

  4. tunji

    May 28, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    well done madam Ngozi you always do us proud

  5. ogechi madu

    May 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I love ngozi okonjo-iweala. brilliant, diligent, and powerful. an exceptional icon. True to type. standing before kings not standing before mere men.
    God bless and keep u ma.
    keep the flag flying


    May 29, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Well done Ms. Iweala. I will continue to admire you.

  7. wellofwaters

    May 30, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Great women! Folorunsho Alakija:

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