This year (for the sixth time) rating led German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the second place was the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the third - the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff.
Fourth place in 2012 was the wife of the founder Microsoft Melinda Gates Foundation, and the fifth - Jill Abramson, chief editor of the newspaper The New York Times.
The youngest woman in the ranking of Forbes - 26-year-old Lady Gaga (14th place), and the oldest - 86-year-old Queen Elizabeth II (26th place). The most influential woman in fashion has become a designer Diane von Fyurstenberng, finishing 32th. Anna Wintour, the legendary editor in chief of American Vogue, took place in the ranking of 51, and after the 3 points below - Rosalia Mera, founder of the brand Zara, and after - Miuccia Prada, Gisele Bundchen and Sofia Vergara.