Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at 41 on Forbes 2020 list

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has grabbed the 41st spot in the 2020 list of Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world. This is the second time she features in the list, in 2019 ranked at 34 and ranked 41st in 2020. India’s leading Businesswomen, Kiran Mazumdar-shaw, Chairman of Biocon Limited also featured in the list at 68th position. The list also saw the biggest jump in ranking to 3rd position by Kamala Harris, Vice President-Elect of USA, and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed is ranked at 39.

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Here is the list of top 5 personality in the Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world:

Rank Personality Profession
1 Angela Merkel Chancellor, Germany
2 Christine Lagarde President, European Central Bank
3 Kamala Harris Vice President-elect, United States
4 Ursula von der Leyen President, European Commission, European Union
5 Melinda Gates Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
41 Nirmala Sitharaman Finance Minister of India
68 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Founder, Chair and Managing Director, Biocon Ltd.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Forbes is the 103-year-old American Business Magazine, issued weekly.
  • Editor in Chief- Steve Forbes.
  • First issued in September 1917.

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