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Beyonce Knowles, Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey Among Forbes' Most Powerful Women

May 23, 2013 (6:35 am) GMT
Shakira, Gisele Bundchen, Sofia Vergara, Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama are also among the women who have made the most impact worldwide.
Beyonce Knowles, Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey Among Forbes' Most Powerful Women

Forbes reveals their annual list of World's Most Powerful Women. and make the cut, being grouped as "the new celebrity role models." They join frequent occupant on the list like and Hillary Clinton.

Queen Bey sits at the 17th place, four slots under former daytime TV queen Oprah who falls a little from No. 11 last year. Angie, who was recently lauded for going public with her double mastectomy, is recognized for her charity works with the U.N. She lands at No. 37.

Colombian singer and supermodel enter the list at No. 52 and 95 respectively; also thanks to their tireless effort with the U.N. "" actress joins the list at No. 38.

Taking the most coveted No. 1 spot is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She has made the list eight times over the past 10 years and topped it seven times. Also on the top 5 list is former Secretary of State Hillary at No. 4 and First Lady Michelle Obama at No. 4.

Full list of the 100 women who represent agents of change in the world can be obtained on Forbes.com.

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