Some famous women in business are Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Melinda Gates, Janet Yellen, Mary Barra, Christine Lagarde, Dilma Rousseff, Sheryl Sandberg, Susan Wojcicki and Michelle Obama. These women are the top 10 of the Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women list. These women are from all over the world including Germany, the United States, France and Brazil.
Each of the women on Forbes's World's 100 Most Powerful Women list has their claim to the title on the Forbes official website.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the elected EU head of state that has served the most terms and is credited with maintaining Europe's most vibrant economy, according to Forbes.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has spent time in the political spotlight for years after moving from first lady of the United States, to a U.S. senator, to Secretary of State and, finally, to her own run for president.
Melinda Gates is the wife of famous businessman Bill Gates and co-chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which brings in billions of dollars to aid in her philanthropy and world development efforts.
Janet Yellen is the head of the Federal Reserve, and became the first woman to take on this position in 2014.