50 Most Popular Women In The World 2021 Full List

Do you want to know about 50 Most Popular Women In The World? If yes then you are on the right place because here we bring the latest 2021 list of 50 Most Popular Women In The World.

Diane Mariechild once said a beautiful line “A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform”. This line is really true but some part of society considers women weaker as compared to men. If you also considered that women are a weak part of society then today this article will change your mind.

After reading this article You will be forced to think about how this 50 Most Popular Women is leading the world. They have strength and perseverance to run the country or run their business empire.

50 Most Popular Women In The World 2021

Here, we are going to share 50 Most Popular Women In The World 2021 full list:-

1. Angela Merkel

Angela Markel 50 Most Popular Women

Angela Merkel is a German politician and first woman Chancellor of Germany in 2005 and is serving her fourth term. She was born on July 17, 1954, in Hamburg, West Germany. 

Angela Merkel stepped down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union In November 2018 and declared that she wouldn’t look about another term as chancellor in 2021.

Survey conduct in October 2020 found that  75% of adults in 14 European countries trust Angela Merkel more than other leaders in the region.

Angela Merkel was featured in forbes in powerful people 2018 list and in

Power Women 2020 list.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Chancellor of Germany
  • Assumed office – 22 November 2005
  • Born – Angela Dorothea Kasner, 17 July 1954 (age 66), Hamburg, West Germany.
  • Political party
    • DA (1989–1990)
    • CDUD (1990)
    • CDU (1990–present)
  • Spouse(s)
    • Ulrich Merkel
      (m. 1977; div. 1982)
    • Joachim Sauer
      (m. 1998)
  • Residence – Berlin, Germany
  • Citizenship – Germany
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education – Doctorate from Leipzig University and Master of Science from Leipzig University.

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2. Kamala Harris

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Kamala Devi Harris is the first female vice president in American history elected to the vice presidency. On November 7, 2020, she became 49th vice president of the United States.

Apart from this  In 2016, Kamala Harris was the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate.

In 2010, she became the first African-American & first woman to serve as California’s attorney general.

She was born in Oakland, California and graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Her mother belongs to India and her father from Jamaica.

SOME STATS

  • Position – She is 49th Vice President of the United States.
  • Assumed office – January 20, 2021
  • Born
    • October 20, 1964 (age 56)
    • Oakland, California, U.S.
  • Occupation
    • Politician
    • Lawyer
    • Author
  • Political party – Democratic
  • Spouse(s) Doug Emhoff ​(m. 2014)
  • Children – 2 stepchildren (including Ella)
  • Residence – Blair House (temporary) Number One Observatory Circle.
  • Citizenship – American
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education – BA From Howard University, JD From University of California, Hastings.

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3. Christine Lagarde

 Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde has served as President of the European Central Bank since 1 November 2019 and she is the first woman to head the European Central Bank. She was included in the list of 50 Most Popular Women.

Christine Lagarde served as Chair and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, between July 2011 to September 2019 and she was the first woman to hold that position. She is also a French politician, businessperson and lawyer.

She predicted in November 2020 that “I think 2021 will certainly be a difficult first half of the year,”.

SOME STATS

  • Position – President, European Central Bank
  • Assumed office – 1 November 2019
  • Born
    • 1 January 1956 (age 65)
    • Paris, France
  • Political party
    • Union for a Popular Movement (before 2015)
    • The Republicans (2015–present)
  • Spouse(s)
    • Wilfred Lagarde
    • Eachran Gilmour
  • Children – 2
  • Residence – Washington, District of Columbia
  • Citizenship – France
  • Marital Status – Single
  • Education
    • Paris Nanterre University
    • Sciences Po Aix

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4. Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen

 Ursula von der Leyen is a German politician and physician and was  appointed president of the European Commission.

She was also in Angela Merkel’s cabinet from 2005 to 2019 and that is the longest tenure of any cabinet member.

The last six year of Ursula von der Leyen in the cabinet as Germany’s defense minister.

In September 2020, she spoke out against anti-LGBTQ policies in Poland and that is her first state of the union speech as commissioner.

SOME STATS

  • Position – President, European Commission, European Union
  • Assumed office – 1 December 2019
  • Born
    • 8 October 1958 (age 62)
    • Ixelles, Belgium
  • Political party – Christian Democratic Union
  • Spouse(s) Heiko von der Leyen
  • Children – 7
  • Residence – Belgium
  • Citizenship – Germany
  • Education
    • University of Göttingen
    • University of Münster
    • London School of Economics
    • Hannover Medical School (MD, MPH)

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5. Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates 50 Most Popular Women

Melinda Gates is an American philanthropist and a co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Melinda and her husband co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the year 2000 that is the world’s largest private charitable organization. Melinda has also held the position of former general manager at Microsoft.

She helps in solving tough global challenges from education and poverty to contraception and sanitation through her charitable organization. Melinda Gates devoted much of her work to women’s and girls’ rights and more.

SOME STATS

  • Famous For – Co-Chair and Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Born
    • August 15, 1964 (age 56)
    • Dallas, Texas, U.S.
  • Spouse(s)
    • Bill Gates ​(m. 1994)
  • Children – 3
  • Residence – Medina, Washington
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Duke University (BA, MBA)

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6. Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi Most Popular Women

Nancy Patricia Pelosi is an American politician and she has served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019 and previously from 2007 to 2011. She is 52nd United States House of Representatives.

The position she holds makes her the highest-ranking elected women in the United States and the second-in-line for the presidency after Kamala Harris.

Nancy Pelosi  initiated impeachment against President Donald Trump and this is fourth-ever impeachment proceedings in U.S. history.

She is the only woman in United States history to serve as speaker 

SOME STATS

  • Position – Speaker, House of Representatives, United States
  • Born
    • March 26, 1940 (age 80)
    • Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
  • Spouse(s)
    • Paul Pelosi ​(m. 1963)
  • Children – 5
  • Residence – San Francisco, California
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Arts/Science, Trinity Washington University

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7. Mary Barra

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Mary Teresa Barra is CEO of General Motors since 2014 and the first woman to lead one of the major (Out of 3) automakers in the U.S.

Mary Barra invested billions in self-driving cars, electric vehicles and a ride-share service called Maven.

In the year 2020, Mary shifted production lines of General Motors to help Ventec Life Systems make critically-needed ventilators.

If we talk about gender equity reports in General Motors then GM has consistently scored highly and in 2018, GM was one of only two global businesses that have no gender pay gap.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, General Motors
  • Born
    • December 24, 1961 (age 59)
    • Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.
  • Spouse(s)
    • Anthony Barra
  • Children – 2
  • Residence – Novi, Michigan
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Arts/Science from Kettering University; Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business

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8. Abigail Johnson

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Since 2014, Abigail Johnson has been Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Investments (FMR).

Apart from this she also holds the  chairman position of its international sister company Fidelity International (FIL). 

She is also unknown as an American billionaire businesswoman and also the richest person in Massachusetts.

In the year 1946, Abigail Johnson’s father Edward Johnson II, founded the Boston-based mutual fund giant. She holds approx  24.5% stake in the firm.

In 2018, her firm launched a platform that allows institutional investors to trade bitcoin and ether.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Chairman, CEO, and President of Fidelity Investments
    • Chairman of Fidelity International
  • Born
    • December 24, 1961 (age 59)
    • Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.
  • Spouse(s)
    • Christopher McKown ​(m. 1988)
  • Children – 2
  • Residence – Milton, Massachusetts
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Master of Business Administration From Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Arts/Science From Hobart and William Smith

9. Ana Patricia Botín

Ana Patricia Botín

Ana Patricia Botín has served as the executive chairman of Santander Group since 2014 after the sudden death of her father, Emilio. Ana Patricia Botín is the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this potion.

To support university entrepreneurship and to help in creating the country’s first multi-sector blockchain-based platform, she started Santander X.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Executive Chairman, Santander
  • Born
    • 4 October 1960 (age 60)
    • Santander, Spain
  • Spouse(s)
    • Guillermo Morenés y Mariátegui
  • Children – 3
  • Residence – Madrid, Spain
  • Citizenship – Spain
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Arts/Science, Bryn Mawr College

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10. Gail Boudreaux

Gail Boudreaux

Gail Koziara Boudreaux is president and CEO of Anthem Inc. In 2017, Gail Boudreaux was named CEO of Anthem. She was also CEO of the largest division within UnitedHealth Group named UnitedHealthcare.

SOME STATS

  • Position – President and CEO, Anthem
  • Spouse(s)
    • Terry Boudreaux
  • Children – 2 sons
  • Residence – Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Master of Business Administration From Columbia University & Bachelor of Arts/Science From Dartmouth College.

11. Carol Tomé

Carol Tomé

Carol Tomé is Chief Executive Officer of United Parcel Service. She is the first “outsider” CEO and female chief executive of the United Parcel Service. Carol Tomé has worked in The Home Depot from 1995 to 2019 and in 2019 she was CFO.

SOME STATS

  • Position –CEO of United Parcel Service.
  • Born – 64
  • Citizenship – American
  • Education
    • University of Wyoming (BA)
    • University of Denver (MBA)

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12. Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki is CEO of YouTube (Alphabet subsidiary) and was born on July 5, 1968. She has more than 20 year in the tech industry.

In the year 1998, Google co-founders  Larry Page and Sergey Brin rented her garage in California and developed Google’s search engine there.

She joined Google in 1999, as Google employee number 16 and worked on many big projects like AdSense, Google Analytics to Google Books and Google Images.

Before Wojcicki joined Google, she worked in the marketing department at Intel and also as a management consultant at Bain & Company.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, YouTube
  • Born
    • July 5, 1968 (age 52)
    • Santa Clara County, California, U.S.
  • Spouse(s)
    • Dennis Troper ​(m. 1998)
  • Children – 5
  • Residence – Los Altos, California
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Master of Business Administration, Anderson School of Management; Bachelor of Arts/Science, Harvard University; Master of Science, University of California, Santa Cruz

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13. Emma Walmsley

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In April of 2017, Dame Emma Natasha Walmsley DBE became CEO of GlaxoSmithKline. She also lived in L’Oréal for 17 years. Apart from this, Emma Walmsley was a non-executive director of Diageo until September 2016.

 She led a global restructuring program that aims to save more than $500 million a year by 2021.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Born
    • June 1969 (age 51)
    • Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire (now Cumbria), England
  • Spouse(s)
    • David Owen
  • Children – 4
  • Residence – United Kingdom
  • Citizenship – United Kingdom
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Master of Arts, Oxford University

14. Julie Sweet

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Since September 2019, Julie Sweet is chief executive officer of Accenture, a multinational professional services company. She also served as Accenture’s general counsel and its head of North America–the company’s largest market.

As per The New York Times, Julie Sweet is “one of the most powerful women in corporate America.”

She also comes under 50 Most Popular Women In The World list.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, Accenture
  • Age – 53
  • Residence – Bethesda, Maryland
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Board member
    • Business Roundtable
    • Catalyst
    • TechNet Executive Council
    • Canada – United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

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15. Safra Catz

Safra Catz

Safra Catz has been the CEO of Oracle Corporation since September 2014. She is also known as Israeli-American billionaire banker.

Safra Catz joined Oracle Corporation in 1999 and played an important role in 130 acquisitions.

In June 2020, She and her husband Gal Tirosh gave $250,000 to President Trump’s fundraising committee.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, Oracle
  • Born –
    • December 1, 1961 (age 59)
    • Holon, Israel
  • Age – 53
  • Spouse(s) – Gal Tirosh
  • Residence – Redwood City, California
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Children – 2
  • Education
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence From University of Pennsylvania And Bachelor of Arts/Science From University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.

16. Ruth Porat

Ruth Porat

Ruth Porat is the chief financial officer (CFO) of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google. She is a British-American business executive and serving this position since 2015.

She joined the board of Wall Street investment firm Blackstone in June 2020. Ruth Porat was also CFO and executive vice president of Morgan Stanley, from January 2010 to May 2015.

She holds 16th position in the category of a most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. In our list, she also maintains 16th position in the category of 50 Most Popular Women In The World.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Senior Vice President and CFO, Google
  • Born – Sale, Cheshire, England
  • Spouse(s) Anthony Paduano
  • Children – 3
  • Residence – Palo Alto, California
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Master of Science From London School of Economics And Bachelor of Arts/Science From Stanford University And Also Master of Business Administration From University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.

17. Judith McKenna

Judith McKenna

Judith McKenna is the most popular British businesswoman and CEO of Walmart’s international division since 2018. Before this She also held the responsibility within Walmart’s US division and Asda, a subsidiary of Walmart International by achieving the leadership role.

Judith McKenna leads 6,000+ retail stores and 700,000 associates across 26 countries. Over the next two decades, McKenna also planned to invest around $1.2 billion in distribution centres in China.

SOME STATS

  • Position – President, CEO of Walmart International, Walmart
  • Born – 1966 (age 54–55)
    • Middlesbrough, England
  • Spouse(s)
    • Phil Dutton
  • Children – 2
  • Citizenship – United Kingdom
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • University of Hull

18. Martina Merz

Martina Merz

Martina Merz is well known as “the most powerful woman in the German economy”. She is an engineer by profession and became the CEO of German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp in 2019.

As per CEO contract with ThyssenKrupp Group, she will remain in the role until at least 2023. She also worked in German engineering company Bosch for more than two decades.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, ThyssenKrupp Group
  • Born -1963 (age 58 years), Durchhausen, Germany
  • Citizenship – Germany
  • Residence – Germany
  • Education
    • Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University.

19. Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva is Bulgarian economist and holds a position as chair and managing director of the International Monetary Fund since October  2019. She is also the former CEO of the World Bank. She led a new 3-year loan program with Ukraine worth $5.5 billion.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Born – 13 August 1953 (age 67 years), Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Spouse(s) – Kino Kinov
  • Citizenship – Bulgaria
  • Children – 1
  • Education – the University of National and World Economy (BA, MA, PhD)

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20. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most popular American talk show hosts  ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist.

She is the first black multi-billionaire of North America and achieved the title of “Queen of all media.”

In the year 2011, she launched a cable channel. Oprah Winfrey achieved many awards like   18 Daytime Emmy awards, including the lifetime achievement awards, A Tony award, Chairman’s award, Bob Hope’s Humanitarian award, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards and many more.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Entrepreneur, Personality, Philanthropist
  • Born – 29 January 1954 (age 67 years), Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
  • Partner(s) – Stedman Graham (1986–present)
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Children – Canaan (b. 1968; d. 1968)
  • Education -Bachelor of Arts/Science, Tennessee State University

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21. Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is a well-known philanthropist, American business executive and billionaire. She is the founder of LeanIn.Org. and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Sheryl Kara Sandberg was elected to Facebook’s Board of Director  In June 2012 and became the first woman to serve on its board.

SOME STATS

  • Position –Chief Operating Officer of Facebook 
  • Born -28 August 1969 (age 51 years), Washington, D.C., United States
  • Spouse(s) –  Dave Goldberg (m. 2004–2015), Brian Kraff (m. 1993–1994)
  • Partner(s) – Tom Bernthal (2019–present; engaged)
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Residence – Menlo Park, California
  • Children – 2
  • Education -Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Bachelor of Arts/Science, Harvard University.

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22. Jessica Tan

Jessica Tan

Jessica Tan is the co-chief executive officer, executive director and executive vice president of the Pingan Group.  Along with this, she is also a Member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Securities and Futures Commission. She holds an engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (MIT).

SOME STATS

  • Position – co-CEO, COO, CIO, Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company
  • Age – 44
  • Citizenship – China
  • Education – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

23. Jane Fraser

 Jane Fraser

Jane Fraser is the CEO of Citigroup. She is the first female CEO of a major Wall Street bank. Before being Citigroup’s next CEO, she was a resident of Citigroup and CEO of Global Consumer Banking.

She had joined Citi in 2004 and led multiple groups, that include corporate strategy and mergers & acquisitions during the financial crisis.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, Citigroup
  • Born – 1967 (age 54 years), St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Residence – Florida
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Education
    • Girton College, Cambridge (BA)
    • Harvard University (MBA)

24. Shari Redstone

Most popular women  Shari Redstone

Shari Redstone is chairwoman of media empire ViacomCBS and the daughter of media mogul Sumner Redstone. She played a lead role in the 2019 $12 billion merger deal between CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.

Shari Redstone has a large stake in a U.S. media business that controls a $30 billion media empire. She has become a first woman to have such a large stake 

SOME STATS

  • Position – Chairwoman, ViacomCBS
  • Born – 14 April 1954 (age 66 years), Washington, D.C., United States
  • Residence – Westwood, Massachusetts
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Marital Status – Divorced
  • Children – 3
  • Education – Master, Boston University; Bachelor of Arts/Science, Tufts University.

25. Phebe Novakovic

Phebe Novakovic

Phebe Novakovic is Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics. She is also a former intelligence officer.

In the year 2018, she was listed as the world’s 25th most powerful women in business and 27th position in the year 2022. In our list of “50 Most Popular Women In The World” list, she secured 25th position.

Phebe Novakovic is the only female executive in the military-industrial space.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, General Dynamics
  • Born – 1957 (age 64 years), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Residence – Fairfax, Virginia
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Spouse(s) – David Morrison
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education –  Bachelor of Arts/Science, Smith College; Master of Business Administration, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.

26. Nicke Widyawati

Included in 50 most popular women list Nicke Widyawati

Nicke Widyawati is CEO and president-director of Indonesian oil and gas company Pertamina since August 30, 2018. She is also the 2nd female-director of the company.

In 2013, Nicke Widyawati achieved the Women’s Work of Female Grace award from the Indonesia Asia Institute.

Pertamina earned approx to $55 billion in 2019 revenue and $2.5 billion in net profit in the same year.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, Pertamina
  • Born – 25 December 1967 (age 53 years), Tasikmalaya, Indonesia
  • Residence – Indonesia
  • Citizenship – Indonesian
  • Spouse(s) – Fitriyansyah
  • Children Muhammad Alif Fakhri (l. 1997 m. 2005)
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education –  Padjadjaran University (2009).

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27. Amanda Blanc

Included in 50 most popular women list Amanda Blanc

Amanda Blanc has been a chief executive officer (CEO) of Aviva since July 2020. She is also former CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, EMEA & Global Banking Partnerships. Apart from this, She was also voted as the UK Insurer CEO’s CEO of the Year In 2013 and 2015.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, Aviva
  • Born – 1967 (age 54 years), Treherbert, United Kingdom
  • Residence – United Kingdom
  • Citizenship – United Kingdom
  • Education –  University of Liverpool, University of Leeds

28. Amy Hood

Amy Hood is most famous women

Amy Hood is Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft. She joined Microsoft in the year 2002 holding positions in the investor relations group. After becoming CFO of Microsoft, the stock of the company surged nearly 300%.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Executive Vice President and CFO, Microsoft
  • Born
    • 1971/1972 (age 48–49)
    • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Education –  
    • Duke University (1994)
    • Harvard University (MBA)

29. Ho Ching

Ho Ching

Ho Ching is Singaporean businesswoman. She served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director of Temasek Holdings since January 2004 and May 2002 respectively. She is going to retire from both positions on 1 October 2021.

She also played a lead role in a $14 billion dollar fundraising round by Ant Financial that is an affiliate of Alibaba.

She is the wife of Lee Hsien Loong who is Singapore Prime Minister.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Executive Director and CEO, Temasek
  • Born
    • 27 March 1953 (age 67)
    • Colony of Singapore
  • Spouse(s) Lee Hsien Loong ​(m. 1985)
  • Children – 4
  • Residence – Singapore
  • Citizenship – Singapore
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Arts/Science, National University of Singapore; Master of Science, Stanford University.

30. Shemara Wikramanayake

Shemara Wikramanayake

Shemara Wikramanayake is a managing director and CEO of Macquarie Group Ltd. since December 2018. She had joined Macquarie Group Ltd. in 1987 and worked within Macquarie Capital for 20 years until being appointed as head of Macquarie Asset Management in 2008.

Her husband is a former investment banker and they have two sons. She also opens about how her husband support to make her career possible by staying at home.

Shemara Wikramanayake was born in the U.K and she was 13 years old when parents immigrated to Australia from Sri Lanka.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO & Managing Director, Macquarie Group
  • Born – 1962 (age 59 years), England, United Kingdom
  • Spouse(s) Ed Gilmartin
  • Children – 2 Sons
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Residence – Singapore
  • Citizenship – Singapore
  • Education –  
    • commerce and law at the University of New South Wales.
    • Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

31. Jessica Uhl

Jessica Uhl

Jessica Uhl replaced Simon Henry and became chief financial officer of Royal Dutch Shell from March 2017. She ranked 24th in Fortune list of Most Powerful International Business Women October 2019.

Apart from this Jessica Uhl is the second woman who was appointed as Shell’s CFO, after Judy Boynton.

Firstly, she joined this organisation in 2004 in the finance and business development division.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CFO, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Born – 1968
  • Residence – Netherlands
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Education –  
    • INSEAD, University of California, Berkeley

32.  Adena Testa Friedman

Adena Testa Friedman

She is one of the most popular American businesswomen and currently holds a position of the President and CEO of Nasdaq (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations). Before this, Adena Testa Friedman was the managing director and CFO of The Carlyle Group.

She became a first woman CEO to lead a global stock exchange in 2017.

Adena Friedman focuses on diversifying Nasdaq  into a technology company with aims to focus on growth opportunities, such as data research services and more.

In the year 2018, Adena Testa Friedman joined the Board of the NY Federal Reserve.

SOME STATS

  • Position – President and CEO, NASDAQ
  • Born – 1969 (age 52 years), Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Spouse(s) Michael Friedman
  • Children – 2
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Education – Master of Business Administration, Owen Graduate School of Management; Bachelor of Arts/Science, Williams College

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33.  Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern

 Jacinda Ardern is 40th prime minister of New Zealand. She has been a leader of the Labour Party since 2017. Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is 40 year old and  the youngest female leader in the world.

Apart from this she also became New Zealand’s youngest PM in 150 years. She received global praise for how her government handled Covid-19 pandemic in a better and effective way.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Prime Minister, New Zealand
  • Born – Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern
    • 26 July 1980 (age 40)
    • Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Domestic partner Clarke Gayford
  • Children – 1
  • Political Party – Labour
  • Citizenship – New Zealand
  • Residential – Premier House, Wellington
  • Education – University of Waikato (BCS)

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34. Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham is banker and the 67th and also the first president of the New York Stock Exchange in its 226-year history. She has held this position since 2018.

Before this she served as COO, overseeing NYSE’s equities, equities derivatives and exchange-traded products.

She has played an important role in  a critical role in updating the NYSE’s trading operations since her appointment.

In March 2020, at the time of the corona-virus pandemic, she made a fast decision to shut down in-person trading at the Exchange.  

SOME STATS

  • Position – President, NYSE Group
  • Born – 1974 (age 47 years)
  • Marital Status – Single
  • Citizenship –  American
  • Residential – New York, New York
  • Education – Bachelor of Arts/Science, Lehigh University

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35. Joey Wat

Joey Wat is most famous women in the world.

Joey Wat has been chief executive officer (CEO) of Yum China Holdings, Inc. since 2018. Yum China Holdings, Inc. is the largest company in China with more than 10,000 restaurants in its portfolio.

Joey Chui Yung Wat also served as CEO of KFC China, managing director of A.S. Watson Group UK. Apart from this she spent seven years in management consulting company McKinsey after MBA from the Kellogg School.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, Yum China Holdings
  • Born – 1971 (age 50 years), Fujian, China
  • Spouse(s) – John H. Ott
  • Citizenship –  China
  • Education – Hong Kong University, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

36. Anne Finucane

Anne Finucane

Anne Finucane is a famous American banker and holds a position as  vice chair of Bank of America. She spearheaded the bank’s environmental, social and corporate governance committee.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Vice Chairman, Bank of America
  • Born – 12 July 1952 (age 68 years), Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Spouse(s) – Mike Barnicle
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Children – 4 (plus 3 stepchildren)
  • Citizenship –  United States
  • Education – Bachelor of Arts/Science From University of New Hampshire

SOCIAL MEDIA

37. Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch is President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health since 1st February 2021. She has started  her career with Ernst & Young as a certified public accountant. She holds citizenship of the United States.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Vice Chairman, Bank of America
  • Born – 58 year
  • Residence – Rhode Island
  • Citizenship –  United States

38. Sheikh Hasina Wajed

Sheikh Hasina Wajed

Sheikh Hasina Wajed is the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh and also known  by her married name Sheikh Hasina Wazed. She has become the longest-serving Prime Minister  in the history of Bangladesh.

Sheikh Hasina Wajed currently serving  her fourth term as a Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She is leader of Bangladesh Awami League party that won 288 of the 300 parliamentary seats in her recent term.

She aims to root out issues on  food security and access to education and healthcare.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Prime Minister, Bangladesh
  • Born – 28 September 1947 (age 73 years), Tungipara, Bangladesh
  • Spouse(s) – M. A. Wazed Miah (m. 1967–2009)
  • Party – Awami League
  • Marital Status – Widowed
  • Children – 2
  • Citizenship – Bangladesh
  • Residence – Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Education – Bachelor of Arts/Science, University of Dhaka

39. Tsai Ing-wen

Tsai Ing-wen included in most famous women in the world

She is the first female leader of Taiwan and also the first unmarried president to serve as the seventh president of the Republic of China, since 2016. She is a member of Democratic Progressive Party.

She also vowed to make Taiwan an indispensable member of the world. Tsai Ing-wen holds a position in the 50 Most Popular Women In The World list.

SOME STATS

  • Position – President, Taiwan
  • Born – 31 August 1956 (age 64 years), Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Party – Democratic Progressive Party
  • Marital Status – Single
  • Citizenship – Taiwan
  • Residence – Taipei, Taiwan
  • Education – LLM, Cornell University; Ph.D, London School of Economics.

SOCIAL MEDIA

40. Mary Callahan Erdoes

Mary Callahan Erdoes

Mary Callahan Erdoes is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management. Her company is a global leader in investment management and private banking with $2.8 trillion in client assets.

Apart from this Mary Callahan Erdoes is a member of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Operating Committee.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, Asset & Wealth Management, JPMorgan Chase
  • Born – 13 August 1967 (age 53 years), Menlo Park, California, United States
  • Spouse(s) – Philip Erdoes
  • Children – Morgan Erdoes, Mia Erdoes, Mason Erdoes
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Residence – New York, New York
  • Education – Bachelor of Arts/Science From Georgetown University And Master of Business Administration From Harvard University.

41. Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman is current Finance Minister of India and she is a member of the Rajya Sabha Since 2014. She was appointed as a finance minister of India in May 2019.

Nirmala Sitharaman is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party and first full-time female finance minister. Sitharaman was also a member of the National Commission for Women (राष्ट्रीय महिला आयोग).

SOME STATS

  • Position – Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, India
  • Born – 18 August 1959 (age 61 years), Madurai
  • Spouse(s) – Parakala Prabhakar (m. 1986)
  • Citizenship – India
  • Residence – India
  • Children – Parakala Vangmayi
  • Education – eethalakshmi Ramaswami College (1977–1980), Jawaharlal Nehru University

SOCIAL MEDIA

42. Marianne Lake

Marianne Lake live in United kingdom and most famous women in the world

Marianne Lake is former CFO of JPMorgan and served from 2013 to 2019. She was promoted as a CEO of JPMorgan Consumer Lending in April 2019.

She opened up about her decision at the age of 42 to have three children through a surrogate even though she didn’t have a partner.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO of Consumer Lending, JPMorgan Chase
  • Born – 1969 (age 52 years), Cumberland
  • Citizenship – United Kingdom
  • Education – Bachelor of Arts/Science, University of Reading

43. Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs

In the 50 Most Popular Women In the world list, the name of Laurene Powell Jobs is also included. Laurene Powell Jobs is one of the most famous American businesswomen. She is the Founder and President of Emerson Collective. She is the wife of Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

She inherited billions of dollars of stock in Apple and Disney from her husband. Laurene Powell Jobs also co-founder and president of the board of College Track and purchased stakes in several media outlets.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Founder and President, Emerson Collective
  • Born
    • November 6, 1963 (age 57)
    • West Milford, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Spouse(s) – Steve Jobs ​​(m. 1991; died 2011)
  • Marital Status – Widowed
  • Children – 3
  • Political Party – Democratic
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Residence – Palo Alto, California
  • Education – Master of Business Administration From Stanford Graduate School of Business And Bachelor of Arts/Science From University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.

SOCIAL MEDIA

44.  Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden is the chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Northrop Grumman since January 2019. She has been a member of the board of directors since 2018 and in August 2019, she was elected chairman of the Northrop Grumman Board of Directors

Before joining Northrop Grumman in 2008, she was in a  General Dynamics and the Veridian Corporation.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO, President and Chairman, Northrop Grumman
  • Born – 1970/1971 (age 49–50)
  • Citizenship – United States
  • Education
    • James Madison University (BA)
    • George Washington University (MBA)

45. Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

 Queen Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952 and became the longest-reigning monarch in British history.  Apart from this Queen Elizabeth II is the most popular women around the world and much loved and respected globally.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Monarch, United Kingdom
  • Born – 21 April 1926 (age 94 years), Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
  • Spouse(s) – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (m. 1947)
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Children –  Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
  • Citizenship – United Kingdom
  • Residence – London, United Kingdom

SOCIAL MEDIA

46. Gina Rinehart

 Gina Rinehart

Georgina Hope “Gina” Rinehart is Australia’s richest woman that built her wealth on iron ore. She is the daughter of iron-ore explorer Lang Hancock. Gina Rinehart rebuilt her late father’s company, Hancock Prospecting.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting
  • Born – 9 February 1954 (age 67 years), Perth, Australia
  • Spouse(s) – Frank Rinehart (m. 1983–1990), Greg Hayward (m. 1973–1981).
  • Marital Status – Widowed
  • Children – Bianca Hope Rinehart, John Hancock, Ginia Rinehart, Hope Rinehart Welker
  • Citizenship – Australia
  • Residence – Perth, Australia
  • Education –  St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, The University of Sydney.

 47. Rosalind Brewer

Rosalind Brewer coo of starbucks

Rosalind G. Brewer is the most popular American businesswoman and first woman and first African-American who serves as COO of Starbucks.

She was also the first and the only Black woman to sit on Amazon’s board and former President and CEO of Sam’s Club that is a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 

SOME STATS

  • Position – COO, Starbucks
  • Born – 1962 (age 59 years), 
  • Spouse(s) – John Brewer
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Children – 2
  • Citizenship – American
  • Residence – Washington
  • Education – Bachelor of Arts/Science, Spelman College.

48. Gwynne Shotwell

Gwynne Shotwell

Gwynne Shotwell is the most popular American businesswoman. She is the President and COO of SpaceX, an American space transportation company.

SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk and in May 2020, for the first time they sent astronauts to the International Space Station  as part of a contract with NASA.

Gwynne Shotwell joined SpaceX in 2002 and she is the 11th employee of SpaceX.

SOME STATS

  • Position – President and COO, SpaceX
  • Born – 23 November 1963 (age 57 years), Libertyville, Illinois, United States
  • Spouse(s) – Robert Shotwell
  • Marital Status – Married
  • Children – 2
  • Citizenship – American
  • Education – Bachelor of Arts/Science From Northwestern University And Master of Science, Northwestern University.

SOCIAL MEDIA

49. Mingzhu Dong

 Mingzhu Dong

Mingzhu Dong is one the most famous Chinese businesswoman hold position of Chairwoman of Gree Electric Appliances. She joined Gree Electric in 1990 as a salesperson and now is president of the company.

SOME STATS

  • Position – Chairperson and President, Gree Electric Appliances
  • Born – August 1954 (age 66 years), Nanjing, China
  • Marital Status – Widowed
  • Children – 1
  • Citizenship – China
  • Residence – Zhuhai, China

50. Vicki Hollub

Vicki Hollub name listed in 50 Most Popular Women.

Vicki Hollub is one of the most famous American businesswomen, CEO and President of Occidental Petroleum. She became the first woman to head of a major American oil company in  April 2016.

SOME STATS

  • Position – CEO and President, Occidental Petroleum
  • Born – 1960 (age 61 years), Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Citizenship – American
  • Residence – Texas
  • Education – The University of Alabama From McAdory High School

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