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Top 10 World’s Most Powerful Women of 2010
Written and Compiled by Ahreeman X
October 30, 2010

From Forbes 2010 Top 100 Most Powerful Women of the world List
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Now I Gotcha!

Yes it is that time of the year again!


This year Steve Forbes and his magazine have done things differently, meaning that instead of ranking these ladies by merit, they have ranked them by fame! They have even used “Affirmative Action” and based their ranking simply on race to promote certain minority races!

This year’s ranking is not purely based on what have these women actually achieved, yet it is based on their popularity amongst the media, their celebrity status and indeed affirmative action!

The Top Most Powerful Women in the world must be selected due to their achievements in the business, politics and other substantial fields. Their worth must be measured due to what they have accomplished and presented to the globe. The worth of these women should not be measured by their celebrity status in Hollywood and the American Liberal Biased Media!

Obviously this year, the overzealous liberal biased crew in the Forbes Magazine had taken over control and even pushed away Steve Forbes’ conservative vote to shove their own preferences in to the ranking. This is why this year’s ranking is not truly reality based but opinion based. This is also why I have to write this analysis and then commentaries on each of these ladies this year.

Fair and Balance Critics

Even though I may disagree with Forbes’ picks and some of his generously high rankings for some of these ladies, but I do agree that all of these women are achievers who worked hard to get where they are today. They may not deserve the high ranks that Forbes granted to them but they surely deserve this tribute for their achievements. Even though I may have disagreement about the mighty high ranks which some of them were given to, yet I sincerely congratulate all of them for this recognition and indeed their achievements.

We also have to comprehend that this is about who has the power, so in this manner I have to agree with most of Steve Forbes’ picks. But Even though some of these women have the power, yet they did not use that power to truly accomplish something worthy and dedicate it to the globe; furthermore, some of them have misused that power and indeed screwed up badly.

USA Swiped the Votes

Notice that this year, all the movers and shakers are basically American? Why you ask? Because the Free Market System rules! The Free Market System allows and provides opportunities for these ladies to grow, bloom and become the moguls that they are today! This is why the American exceptionality and unique status in the globe is becoming an obvious factor in the business world and certainly for the selection of the high ranking powerful ladies of the world. This is also the more evidence that America shall not move towards the European style Socialism, so obviously Hussein Obama’s agenda must be stopped right now.

Predicting the Future

I strongly disagree with Steve Forbes and his magazine on their generous rank granting to some of these ladies and I promise that after the 2010 elections (in a few days) and specifically after the 2012 elections in America, things will severely change! In a few days American people will clearly send a message to the DC Elite, Career Politicians, Liberal Biased Media, Hollywood Elite and the American Establishment. In a few days, this message will blow the establishment’s mind. This will be the beginning of a fundamental change in the US Government and the way that politics and government has been operating and handled by the establishment. In a few days, American people and Tea Party will start a gradual takeover of power, gradual cleanup of both GOP and Democratic Parties, and the gradual control of the government and their own destiny. American people will once again control the government and not vice versa!

After November of 2010 events (in a few days), the change will be so drastic and effective that even the American liberal biased media cannot ignore it and I guarantee you that next year’s Forbes Most Powerful Women of the World list will also drastically change (for the better)! The change will cause an explosion in America, Iran and the Globe! Things will surely change!

Who Got the Beef?

So who got the beef? Who will win this year’s top trophy?

It is not a secret that I have a thing for Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, president of Argentina! Obviously her husband must deal with it cause we both have to share her! So will it be Cristina?

Cristina Fernandez: Dear Lord, help me win it all this year! Now c’mon, everyone knows that I got the legs! Do you know any other world leader who used to be a fashion model? Give it up, will ya?

Let me put on the flag band and be patriotic!

Oh no, please stop your applause and cheers, I don’t deserve all this love and applauding. I am so humble, thank you, thank you very much, oh please stop it ……. Well, maybe just a little bit more, OK continue cheering for me!

Laura Bush: Not to worry I support you. You will win it all.
Cristina Fernandez: I don’t know …. Overzealous, liberal biased, wanna be writer chicks have taken over the Forbes ranking this year. I think they have a beef with me!
Laura Bush: If you don’t do it this year, then you will do it next year because Ahreeman has got your back (literally)!
Cristina Fernandez: Now that you put it this way, then I can have a peace of mind!

How about the “Maverick”? The one and only “Big Mama Grizzly”? The woman behind the upcoming storm which will blow away the Washington DC Establishment? The Big Kahuna herself?

Have you ever seen a woman who holds no political office, title or job in the government, yet carries this much power to effect the people and the elections?

Sarah Palin: Oh you are so kind! I love youall (now that’s Southern)!

I am this close to do it. If not this year, surely in 2012!

Bye bye folks, love ya ….. I’ll see ya after November 2nd. By then the whole world will get the message!

Sarah Palin is the Key to Regain and Revive America!

Could it be Shirin Ebadi?

Are you talking to me? I don’t see anyone else; you must be talking to me!
Don’t I look a little bit like Robert De Niro?

Shirin Ebadi, Symbol of Reforms and Heroine of Islamic Democracy

Could it be Azam al-Sadat Farahi AKA Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Wife? C’mon she was a professor before she married Doctor Mahmoud! Oh I forgot, but then again Ahmadinejad is also a doctor and was a professor! These days, any mammal and species of Cow and Sheeple (Gav O Guspand) can earn a university degree and even teach universities in Iran! All it takes is to have the sufficient knowledge about Allah, Mohammed’s Schlong and Shiite!

Now c’mon what’s wrong with me? Why can’t I win it all?
What’s a matter me? What’s a matter you? Why not a choose me? C’mon-e now (now that’s Italian)!

So after all, who will it be this year?
And here is the moment of truth!
This year’s most powerful woman in the world is:

1. Michelle Obama
First Lady - USA

  • Age: 46
  • Title: First Lady
  • Residence: Washington, DC
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: JD , Harvard University; LLM, Harvard University; BA/BS, Princeton University
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

She has made the office of First Lady her own. A forceful advocate of school nutrition standards and military families' affairs, she's more involved in policy than Laura Bush was. But unlike Hillary Clinton, who championed a secretive (and ultimately unsuccessful) health care reform, Obama has stayed away from hard policy. A fashion icon and an athletic mother of two, she's Jackie Kennedy with a law degree from Harvard and street sense from Chicago's South Side. She's also effective: In response to her Let's Move! Campaign against childhood obesity, companies like Coca-Cola, Kellogg and General Mills have pledged to reduce the calorie content of their foods by 2012. The first lady remains popular: 54% of Americans view her favorably.

This is a clear case of affirmative action by Forbes. Michelle Obama is deserved to be in the Top 100, but nowhere near the Top 10 and surely not the Number 1 place. Forbes placed her as number 1 based on her sticking her nose in to what our children should eat (Childhood Obesity gimmick), replacing fries with carrots for school lunch and being fashionable! Michelle Obama has no business forcing her health opinion on to our children and militantly dictating on what or what not our children must eat at school or at home. As far as fashionable goes, Michelle Obama dresses up like Bozo the Clown! Michelle Obama is no Jackie Kennedy, nowhere near as active as Laura Bush and not as wise as Hillary Clinton. What has Michelle Obama ever achieved to deserve the number one rank? Her education, her popularity in Europe and her being Black are not reasons and basis to steal the number one spot! One must accomplish something in business, politics or related fields to deserve this rank! I admit that presently she has the power as the first lady, but being the first lady does not automatically qualifies her to become number one! This is a clear case of Forbes female writers and crew erecting Michelle Obama as number one rank, simply due to affirmative action and their liberal biased overzealous unfairness. They wanted to make a fashion statement by granting a black first lady the number one rank, the same way that the Liberal Biased American Media had erected her husband (Hussein Obama) with no qualifications and no experience, as the president, solely because he was a black socialist and a closet Muslim! Do not get me wrong, Michelle Obama had worked hard to be where she is today and that is admirable; however, she is far from being the most powerful woman in America set aside the world! Michelle Obama is an educated, black militant socialist who loves to fundamentally change the free market system and the constitution of America. She is by no means patriotic and as far as in business, politics and arts, she is a lame duck! She is neither a head of a government, owns a government position, is a businesswoman nor has she ever achieved any worthy global task to deserve this honor. Choosing Michelle Obama as the most powerful woman on earth is an outrage. Forbes female employees who granted this ranking must be living in a parallel fantasy America located in a parallel universe than ours! Get a clue and get a life. Start living in reality, will you? But hey, let me give some credit to Michelle Obama, her approval rating is still not as low as her husband (down to 43 %).

2. Irene Rosenfeld
Chief Executive, Kraft Foods - USA

  • Age: 57
  • Title: Chief Executive, Kraft Foods
  • Residence: Kenilworth, IL
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: PHD, Cornell University; MS, Cornell University; BA/BS , Cornell University
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

Her $26.3 million compensation package in 2009 made Rosenfeld the nation's second-highest-paid female, after Yahoo!'s Carol Bartz. She earned it, drawing fire early this year after announcing plans to acquire British candy maker Cadbury. Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway owned 9.4% of Kraft, voted against the deal, calling it "dumb." When Rosenfeld refused to back down, Buffett retaliated by selling 33.1 million Kraft shares (one-third of Berkshire's stake). Who was right? Kraft's second-quarter revenues rose 25.3% to $12.3 billion, boosted largely by Cadbury's business in Europe and in developing markets. "Obviously I'm very pleased with the outcome," she says. On the home front, Kraft is spending more on ads to push core brands--Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Kraft Singles, Oreos and Mac & Cheese (her favorite).

Good choice of selection indeed.

3. Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host and media mogul - USA

  • Age: 56
  • Title: Talk show host and media mogul
  • Source: television, self-made
  • Residence: Chicago, IL
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: BA/BS , Tennessee State University
  • Marital Status: Single

The world's most successful female media exec--she earned $1.35 billion over the last five years--is making some big changes for 2010-11. Her 25th season of Oprah, the program that has launched multiple careers, spawned countless bestsellers and helped millions of women feel that someone, at last, understands them, will air its final show on Sept. 9, 2011. Next up? Winfrey is launching OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture of Discovery Channel and her own Harpo Productions, in January 2012. Among its offerings: Rosie O'Donnell back in the host's chair, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson on a reality show and a new competition series produced by Survivor's Mark Burnett. Ending 2010 on an up note, she will be honored by the Kennedy Center in December for her 25 years in entertainment. 

She is worth $ 2.7 Billion +, why? Because she worked hard to get there. I do not agree with her politics and I consider her a second rate actress. She is not my taste of woman and I surely do not watch her gossip show made for brainless desperate housewives; however, I admire her hard work, charitable works and persistence. She maybe not deserved to be number 3, but surely in the Top 10.

4. Angela Merkel
Chancellor - Germany

  • Age: 56
  • Title: Chancellor
  • Country of citizenship: Germany
  • Marital Status: Married

With a fragile coalition--and infighting between the FDP (liberals) and the Christian Social Union, with both of whom her party is allied--Merkel is trying to push through tax and education reforms before next spring's regional elections. With German business sentiment near all-time highs, she can afford to spend a little political capital. Germany's planned 4% cuts in the 2011 budget ($400 billion) may anger constituents, many of whom are looking for wage raises. Merkel is lobbying for a non-permanent seat for Germany on the U.N. Security Council; some believe she is angling for a permanent place.

Now she is well deserved to be here. She is head of a powerful government and she has achieved a lot in politics, government and economy.

5.  Hillary Clinton
Secretary of State - USA

  • Age: 62
  • Title: Secretary of State
  • Residence: Chappaqua , NY
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: LLM, Yale University; BA/BS , Wellesley College
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 1

Diplomatic breakthroughs are rare. And while Clinton, a former first lady and U.S. senator, brings star power to the State Department, she has yet to notch a triumph beyond resetting the button in U.S.-Russian ties and the Turkey-Armenia treaty. She has put her skills on the line with an umpteenth attempt to broker Middle East peace. No one discounts her continuing contributions to the plight of women worldwide: victims of rape in Congo and of flooding in Pakistan and the millions of mothers exposed to dangerous cookstoves. What's next for Hillary? Heading up the World Bank--or becoming Obama's running mate in 2012?

Even though I disagree with her politics and I consider her wacky, yet I do comprehend why she is in the Top 10. After all she is the secretary of state, a veteran politician and activist. I would not have even minded if Forbes would have granted her the number 1 rank in the list, but why on earth would they choose Michelle Obama as number one?! It beats me and is beyond my comprehension!  

That Wacky Tacky Hillary Clinton!

6. Indra Nooyi
Chief Executive, PepsiCo - USA

  • Age: 54
  • Title: Chief Executive, PepsiCo
  • Residence: Purchase, NY
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: MBA , Yale University
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

This year Nooyi nudged a $20 million slice of the company's $616-million-a-year ad budget away from traditional to social media spends. A worldwide campaign, Pepsi Refresh, lets you submit grant proposals to a website, then encourages online voters to choose the winners (amounts: $5,000 to $250,000). "It blurs the line between philanthropy and advertising," says Nooyi, whose total annual compensation package last year was $10.6 million. Refresh also allocates $1.3 million each month for a U.S. project, such as the recent "Do Good For the Gulf," which offers stipends to build a shelter for animals whose owners lost their homes to the oil spill and to provide mental health services and job training. "Brands have to speak to millenniums; young people want to make a difference," she says.

Well deserved indeed.

7.   Lady Gaga
Singer and performance artist - USA

  • Age: 24
  • Title: Singer and performance artist
  • Residence: New York , NY
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: Dropout , New York University
  • Marital Status: Single

All hail the new queen of pop. Part singer and part performance artist, Lady Gaga (née Stefani Germanotta) has single-handedly reinvigorated pop music and pop culture. Her songs are like brain candy (sticky and addictive), her performances and fashion style are a spectacle. Her first album, The Fame, debuted in 2008, scoring four No. 1 hits with Just Dance, Love Game, Paparazzi and Poker Face. Her latest, The Fame Monster, has now put her on par with Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey for the most No. 1 Billboard hits (six) by a female artist. Her The Monster Ball world tour is poised to gross $200 million by the time it ends in May 2011. But it's not all pop and glamour for Gaga. She is vocal supporter of gay rights and the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."

I do understand that why they chose her to be in the Top 10. How many 24 year olds do you know which made it this far at this age? She got marketing talent, business talent and artistic talent but I surely cannot stand her cheesy music and her cheesier outfits! But overall, more power to her.

8. Gail Kelly
Chief Executive, Westpac - Australia

  • Age: 54
  • Title: Chief Executive, Westpac
  • Country of citizenship: Australia
  • Education: BA/BS , University of Cape Town
  • Marital Status: Married

As head of Australia's second-largest bank, Westpac, with $551 billion in assets and $15.9 billion in revenue, and the country's most influential businesswoman, the native South African has an outsized public profile. Kelly's every statement and opinion--public or otherwise--is reported minutely, occasionally provoking national controversy. Since late 2009 Kelly has earned the ire of everyday Australians by drastically raising interest rates on loans. The problem, according to Kelly: Australian consumer savings rates are much lower than in other areas of the world, making it more expensive for banks like Westpac to seek out funding. She's hoping to attract more Australian savers this year to stop the vicious cycle.

OK, she got her recognition.

9. Beyonce Knowles
Singer, fashion designer - USA

  • Age: 29
  • Title: Singer, fashion designer
  • Residence: New York , NY
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Marital Status: Married

Beyoncé had an income of $80 million last year, thanks to an ever-expanding artistic and business empire that includes 118 million records, seven films, 16 Grammy awards (she was the first woman to win six in one night) and numerous MTV Video Music Awards, including this year's collaboration with Lady Gaga, Telephone. Then there are the modeling contracts with L'Oréal and Coty, and a partnership in Deréon fashions with her mother, Tina. Her songs inspire everyone from Michelle Obama (Beyoncé's a go-to on the first lady's iPod) and the U.S. women's ice hockey team, who would warm up before Olympic games by dancing to her songs in the locker room. And the single ladies. A video of 7- to 9-year old girls dancing to the tune hit the Internet this year, creating a storm of criticism.

She is well deserved to be here.

10. Ellen DeGeneres
Talk show host - USA

  • Age: 52
  • Title: Talk show host
  • Residence: Beverly Hills , CA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Marital Status: Married

If the title weren't already taken, it wouldn't be a stretch to call DeGeneres "queen of all media." Her eponymous chat show, a five-time Emmy winner, is now in its eighth season. She was an American Idol judge this year, but quit because, she says, it "didn't feel like the right fit for me." In between, she's a face for Cover Girl and Vitaminwater Zero and has been a runway model for designer Richie Rich. An outspoken gay-rights supporter, she came out in 1997 and married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008; de Rossi legally took DeGeneres' name last month. Putting her money where her heart is, this March the talk host gave a $30,000 college scholarship to Constance McMillen, a gay Mississippi teen who challenged her school's policy banning same-sex prom dates.

Here is a great role model for all the future Lesbians, Bull Dykes and Butch Gals! But seriously, I like Ellen and I congratulate her from the bottom of my heart.

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Now let’s take a look at some of the other high ranking movers and shakers not in the Top 10 who made it in the Top 100:

11. Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House - USA

  • Age: 70
  • Title: Speaker of the House
  • Residence: San Francisco , CA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: BA/BS , Trinity Washington University
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 5

The first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Pelosi is the highest-ranking female politician in U.S. history, second in line to the presidency. She is preparing to do battle in this fall's mid-term elections both for the Democratic Party and her own seat, which may be threatened if Democrats lose control of the House. She is under pressure from GOP chairman Michael Steele, who launched the "Fire Pelosi Bus Tour" set for this fall. Pelosi remains confident. "I fully expect to be Speaker" come November, she pronounced last month. Meanwhile the Pelosi juggernaut has managed to pass most of the bills brought by the Obama administration, including the health care overhaul, Wall Street regulations and unemployment benefits extensions. Next up on the economic agenda: tax changes and infrastructure development.

I do understand that due to her political power, they handed her this rank; however, I also understand that her approval rating is probably down to 9 %. She forced pass whatever liberal tasks which she dreamt of passing in the congress, even though the majority of Americans were against them. Pelosi had hijacked the democratic process in the US Congress. Pelosi will lose her job after this election. Pay packs are a bitch. You can’t go against the will of the American people and cling to power for so long! The Obama – Reid –Pelosi Triangle is the most hated triangle in America today!

13. Janet Napolitano
Secretary, Homeland Security - USA

  • Age: 52
  • Title: Secretary, Homeland Security
  • Residence: Washington, DC
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: JD, University of Virginia ; BA/BS , Santa Clara University
  • Marital Status: Single

It's been a tough ride for the national security tsar in a year of high-profile cases, among them the near-miss bombing on Times Square and a Nigerian national's Christmas Day effort to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner. Her term as governor of Arizona (yes, she was the first woman) gives her special insight into the escalating and gory drug war on the Mexican-U.S. border and the American public's strident disagreements over immigration reform--most notably the Arizona law aimed at identifying, prosecuting and deporting illegal immigrants. Barack Obama continues to support the country's first female head of the Department of Homeland Security.

May I ask the Forbes ladies, why is this Bull Dyke in the list? What the frag?! OK, I do understand that recently the Homeland Security had finally done some work, gathered some hardcore criminal illegal immigrants and shipped them back to Mexico; however, this mellow Jell-O of a tub is as out of touch with the task of Homeland Security as Osama Bin Laden is with the concept of democracy! Janet Napolitano gives a new meaning to the term incompetence!

16. Sarah Palin
Political maverick and commentator - USA

  • Age: 46
  • Title: Political maverick and commentator
  • Residence: Wasilla, AK
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: BA/BS , University of Idaho
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 5

Unofficial hostess of the Tea Party, Palin has brilliantly exploited traditional as well as social media to fan the flames of discontent--and forced the GOP establishment to embrace the insurgency. As a political commentator on Fox (with a $1 million-a-year, multi-year contract) and deft user of Twitter (260,000 followers) and Facebook (2 million-plus fans), she has largely bypassed traditional media to blast the press and the president. Palin has weighed in on 43 races in 30 states (her win-loss ratio is 2-to-1), and helped put relative unknowns like Nikki Haley, who is running for governor of South Carolina, and Joe Miller, up for Alaska's Senate seat, into contention.

Oh it was so nice of you overzealous liberal biased ladies of Forbes to be kind enough to grant Sarah Palin the 16th place! Oh you are mighty sweet! I thought you would dump her in the lower 50. Now let’s be honest. You know it and I know it that she is presently the most powerful woman in America. In the history of America, no other person without an official post in the government had ever affected, influenced and shaped the American politics as Sarah Palin. Every person that Sarah Palin endorses wins elections! She was one of the back bones of this grass roots movement of the people which is known as the Tea Party. She is making a revolution in America. Sarah Palin is reshaping the GOP (back to True Conservatism) and in the future she will cleanup both GOP and Democratic Parties. Next will be cleaning up Washington DC.  She is a populous who will empower the people to regain America from the big government career politicians. You bozos in Forbes placed her as number 16, but you erected Michelle Obama for no apparent reasons as number one! Either you are deaf, dumb and mute or plain stupid! Are you really this out of touch with the American public? After this election, things will change and I bet with all of you that next year, even Forbes ladies will have no choice but to promote Sarah Palin to a higher rank!

21. Angelina Jolie
Actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador - USA

  • Age: 35
  • Title: Actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Children: 6

It's been a busy year for this mother of six who commands $20 million upfront per movie. Action movie Salt brought in $36.5 million during its July opening weekend, grossing $270 million worldwide as of Sept. 15. She lent her voice to the sequel of animated Kung Fu Panda (the original was her highest grossing movie at $632 million) and confirmed she'd be starring as Cleopatra for 2013 release. A U.N. Goodwill Ambassador and two-time Davos speaker, she's also opened her wallet. Jolie's all-girls school in Afghanistan opened its doors to 800 students this year, and she donated $1 million to help Haiti rebuild and another $100,000 for the flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

Good work on this one Forbes. She has done a lot of good globally.

22. Katie Couric
News anchor - USA

  • Age: 53
  • Title: News anchor
  • Residence: New York , NY
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: BA/BS , University of Virginia
  • Marital Status: Widow
  • Children: 2

Last month Couric celebrated her fifth anniversary as anchor of the CBS Evening News. But what was a major symbolic victory for women in journalism and for Couric personally in 2006--she was the first female anchor of a network nightly news program, with a reported $15 million annual paycheck--has been beset with falling ratings. A little perspective please, says Couric: "As the media landscape continues to shift, we're all looking to find terra firma in this fractured environment." She's embraced new media and tweets regularly, blogs for the Huffington Post and has a Web show, @katiecouric. "I'm a reporter at heart," she says, "and I love the mechanics of being out in the field and running around."

Katie Couric [Couric = Kurak = Little blind one (in Persian)]
Katie Couric = Little Blind Katie (Which is true because she is blind to reality!)
Katie Couric doesn’t report the news but she creates the news out of her rectum!
Oh Lord, I can’t believe this one! This Bride of the Frankenstein is nothing but a mouthpiece for the Obama administration! She has her tong so high up Obama’s rectum that Hussein is often shaking side to side due to ticklish itching in his intestine! Katie Couric and CBS are more like a State Run Media than a free news agency network! If there is a protest against Obama and 4 out of 10,000 people are cheering for Obama, then Katie Couric will run there to interview those 4 people! There is no other so called journalist more biased than Katie Couric in America! She is the true definition and representation of the American Liberal Biased Media and the Sate Run Media or as Sarah Palin named them: “Lame Stream Media”! CBS and her siblings NBC, ABC and MSNBC barely have any viewers left and no one even watches them nor trusts their news, but you ladies of Forbes handed her the 22nd place! Now I am sure that you ladies are living in a parallel universe, either that or LaLa Land!

27. Melinda Gates
Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates - USA

  • Age: 46
  • Title: Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Residence: Medina, WA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 3

The wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates--the richest man in America, with a net worth of $54 billion--is "impatiently optimistic" that her efforts to eradicate poverty and improve world health are working. Since 1994 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $23 billion to causes like eliminating polio and malaria. It now has an endowment of $33 billion, and is refocusing efforts toward improving the lives of women and children. The foundation will grant $1.5 billion to support family planning, maternal and child health and nutrition programs in developing countries. Gates believes that targeting women will improve entire villages, as women are more likely to invest in the health and education of their families.

She should be having a higher rank. She is a great businesswoman and she has done a lot of good for the world.

47. Meg Whitman
Gubernatorial candidate, California - USA

  • Age: 54
  • Title: Gubernatorial candidate, California
  • Source: Ebay, self-made
  • Residence: Atherton, CA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: MBA , Harvard University; BA/BS, Princeton University
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

By early September the former eBay chief executive had spent $119 million of her own money on her bid to become the next governor of California. Whitman, a Republican, contends that eBay's growth during her tenure as its top boss is proof she's more qualified for the job than rival Jerry Brown. If elected she plans to fix the state deficit by creating a statewide grand jury that would investigate allegations of abuse, fraud and waste in state spending. Recognizing that her future political successes means getting women on board, she created the MegaWomen coalition to recruit female voters and volunteers. She turned down Warren Buffett's invitation to join the Giving Pledge, in which billionaires donate half their money to charity.

Meg Whitman is a great businesswoman. She is worth $ 1.2 Billion +, she is a business legend and hopefully soon, she will be the governor of California, the most important state of the union, but you witches placed her at the 47th place! If elected, Meg will run California like a business, fix the debt, balance the budget and create jobs. State and Federal Governments are getting larger, creating more debt and are not liable to anyone! Government should be run like a business, so it will be liable for its debts or else it will go bankrupt and out of business. Meg is what California needs. All I have to say in her defense is eBay, that’s all.

51. Carly Fiorina
Senatorial candidate, California - USA

  • Age: 56
  • Title: Senatorial candidate, California
  • Residence: Palo Alto, CA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Marital Status: Married

Like fellow Republican and Forbes Power Woman Meg Whitman, Fiorina is making the move from business to politics. She held the top spot at Hewlett Packard from 1999 to 2005, and masterminded one of the largest tech mergers in history--the $19 billion purchase of Compaq Computers. She is now running against Democrat Barbara Boxer for California's U.S. Senate seat. She's occasionally stumbled on the stump front: during a taping of a local television show, Fiorina didn't realize her microphone was on and made fun of Boxer's hair style. Taking a swipe at her three decades long serving opponent, Fiorina vows to push for term limits.

Some critics claim that she outsourced American jobs abroad. When big government enforces strict regulations, high taxations and various overboard environmental laws on businesses, then you have no choice but to outsource! Carly is a great businesswoman and she will make a great senator. She will rise to higher places.

68. Cristina Fernandez
President - Argentina

  • Age: 57
  • Title: President
  • Residence: Buenos Aires
  • Country of citizenship: Argentina
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

Argentina's first female elected president--often compared with former Argentine First Lady Eva Perón--has not yet announced whether she will run for a second term in 2011 or will pass mantle back to her husband, former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner. Political tensions are high with the opposition-dominated Congress set to impede Fernandez-backed legislation. Popular discontent is also mounting. In September students and teachers took to streets to push for improvements in education. Fernandez also continues to dismiss working with the IMF, leading to the nation's bond ratings lagging those of countries like Pakistan and Jamaica.

Oh finally Cristina Fernandez is on the radar now! They granted her the 68th place! How generous of these witches in Forbes! She deserves a much higher rank.

69. Anne Sweeney
Co-chair, Disney Media Networks - USA

  • Age: 52
  • Title: Co-chair, Disney Media Networks
  • Residence: Burbank, CA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: MA , Harvard University; BA/BS, The College of New Rochelle
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

In a year of incredible management turnover at Disney--the president of ABC News in September became the fourth executive to resign this year--Sweeney says the biggest challenge she faces is keeping up with the needs and tastes of her audience. ABC was the first network to sell episodes on iTunes, has partnered with sites like Hulu and Netflix, and recently became the first network to offer ad-supported episodes on the iPad (Sweeney's new favorite toy). Her biggest accomplishments this year: Solidifying new deals with Cablevision and Time Warner, announcing pre-schooler channel Disney Junior and drawing 21.3 million viewers for the season premier of Dancing With the Stars.

Oh Anne baby, dear sweet Anne made it again in the Top 100. I like Anne, she is a sweetheart and a worthy candid.

78. Rachael Ray
Talks show host and author - USA

  • Age: 42
  • Title: Talks show host and author
  • Residence: New York , NY
  • Country of citizenship: United States

Weeknight dinner doyenne, Rachel Ray has shown over the past decade that you really can make something out of nothing. 2010 is a big year for anniversaries for the TV chef--she celebrates five years of her Emmy Award winning daytime talk show, 10 years on television with The Food Network and her five year wedding anniversary. This November Ray is releasing her 18th cookbook, Look+Cook, and a new television program will launch this fall on Food Network's new partner channel, Cooking Channel called Week In A Day. The unstoppable foodie with her own pet food line and iPhone apps, says she looks forward to expanding Feedback, her SXSW food and music festival to multiple cities in the coming year.

Now this lady is surely admirable. She is a perfect example of a self built woman who came from nowhere and started with nothing and now she is a Big Salami! I truly like her and she is also deserved a higher rank.


Folks, this turn around I had fundamental disagreement with the ladies of Forbes and their ranking system. I thought they would surely base their ranking on more substantial factors than personal political preferences, race and personal agenda. They made me comment almost on every single person listed! I hope that they will do a better job next year. Again I have to state that even though I have fundamental disagreement with Forbes’ this year Top Powerful Women’s List, but for most I understand that the list was based on “Power” (how much power these women poses). I only wished that the Forbes ladies, writers and the selection committee could base their ranking, morely on factors such as Ingenuity, Business, Political and Artistic Talents. Well best to all the ladies in the list.

These ladies have worked very hard to get where they are today. They are the movers and shakers of the globe. We may not agree on their ranks but we all agree on how much work they had to put in to get here! They are fine examples of the great female global leaders. More power to them and more power to the young girls who follow their paths and learn from them. I just love powerful, independent and educated career women! They are the Movers and Shakers of the world, the great ladies of our time indeed!
This would bring us to the end of this year’s presentation. Until next year, to all the young ladies out there, study these ladies’ biographies, business style and directions. You can learn a lot from these ladies. In a meanwhile, stay Real and stay Aggressive. Future is yours.

Dr. X

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