New Forbes List of the World's Most Powerful Women Includes a Number of TV Personalities -- But Not in the Top 10 Forbes
Several television personalities are counted among the world's 100 most powerful women, according to a new list from Forbes.
The top female TV personality is Oprah Winfrey, listed as the world's 11th most powerful woman overall.
Other television figures ranking high on the list include Anne Sweeney, the co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, at No. 22; and ABC anchor Diane Sawyer, close behind at No. 23, beating Queen Elizabeth II, who is ranked 26th on the list.
The list is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton coming in at No. 2. Rounding out the top five are Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at No. 3, Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at No. 4 and New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson at No. 5. First lady Michelle Obama is seventh on the list.
Also from the television business: HBO Entertainment President Sue Naegle is at No. 46, Ellen DeGeneres comes in at No. 47, Christiane Amanpour is at No. 53, NBCUniversal’s Bonnie Hammer lands at No. 73, Sofia Vergara places 75th, Greta Van Susteren makes the list at No. 94 and HSN CEO MIndy Grossman comes in at No. 96.
Other names from entertainment include Lady Gaga, No. 14; Beyonce Knowles, No. 32; Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal, No. 36; Jennifer Lopez, No. 38; Shakira, No. 40; Angelina Jolie, No. 66; J.K. Rowling, No. 78; and Gisele Bundchen, No. 83.