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World's most powerful women 2013

Published On: Aug 23 2012 12:54:35 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2013 03:01:07 PM CDT

Janet Yellen will serve as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman to head the central bank in its 100-year history. But Yellen is only one of many powerful women in the world. Here's a look at the world's most powerful women of 2013, as complied by Forbes.

Angela Merkel
18 / 20

1. Angela Merkel. Chancellor, Germany. The world's No. 1 most powerful woman has earned the top spot on the Forbes list of Most Powerful Women In The World for seven of the past 10 years.

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