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Forbes believes world's most powerful woman is Angela Merkel
12:03, 2 November 2017
Forbes believes world's most powerful woman is Angela Merkel

Theresa May and Melinda Gates are in top 3

12:03, 2 November 2017

Reuters

American magazine Forbes published the rating of the 100 most influential women in the world. In 2017, the rating was topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The rating was published on the website of the magazine.

The second place this year was taken by British Prime Minister Theresa May, who became a newcomer to the rating due to success in politics and the seccess of the Brexit procedure.

The third place in the list went to wife of a billionaire Bill Gates Melinda Gates, who together with her husband spent more than 40 billion dollars on grants during the year and supports organizations in more than 100 countries.

The top five also included Facebook operations manager Sheryl Sandberg and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

Related: Forbes' annual world's billionaires issue lists six Ukrainians

The most dramatic in the ranking was the fall of Hillary Clinton, who lost 65 positions, moving from the second line to 67th.

The Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II takes 26th place. The daughter and adviser to the US President Ivanka Trump is on the 19th line of the rating.

As it was reported earlier Ukraine took 76th place from 190 at the Doing Business-2018 rating that is annually composed by the World Bank as the press service of the World Bank reported. It is noted that Ukraine rose in four points in comparison with 2016. The World Bank stated the simplification of the procedure of the getting a permission for the building at the expense of the reforming of the business (35th place).

Related: Ukraine was ranked 74th in Forbes list of best countries for business

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