Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women: Beyonce is Ranked Higher Than the Queen

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If you’re anywhere in Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women’s list then you know you have made it, however not only has the global star Beyonce Knowles has made it into the list but has been ranked no. 17.  That’s up from no. 32 in 2012.


So how has Beyonce managed to come above the likes of the Queen (no.42)?  Well, Beyonce has proven time and time again that she’s not just a pretty face but also a shrewd businesswoman transforming her brand into a business empire.  We are only 5 months into 2013, the independent lady, Beyonce has truly ruled the celebrity world.  She has been announced as the highest ranked performer probably more specifically for her $50 million endorsement deal with Pepsi.  She has used the power of social media, by joining Tumblr and Instagram to promote her messages on her future tours and her support for Obama.

Even though Beyonce may have come above many influential figures, she has still not managed to get ahead of Oprah.  Oprah Winfrey is definitely seen a powerful figure to not only by African American women but ladies around the world.  Coming in at no. 13, her success does not only lie on the Oprah Winfrey show, is also a generous philanthropist. She has given $400 million towards educational causes, $100 million of which has gone towards her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Another amazing woman who is known  by everyone in the world as one of the sexiest women alive, is Angelina Jolie.  She maybe married to A-lister Brad Pitt, but Angelina, just like Beyonce has made a name for herself with very little help from her husband.  Apart for her movie roles, Jolie is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and a special envoy to the High Commissioner of the UNHCR, the UN’s special agency for refugees.  International issues isn’t the only thing that Angelina has been in the spotlight for.  Over the past few weeks she has been praised by many women for her bravery in having an elective double mastectomy.  Angelina made the decision after she lost her mother to ovarian cancer and found that she maybe at risk so decided for her sake and her family’s she would have them removed.

Beyonce is ranked as one Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women, however do yo agree that Oprah should be ranked higher or maybe Angelina?  Let us know your thought below..

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