Thursday, August 30, 2007

World Power-Femmes 2007

Clout counts, ladies and laddies. Rankings are according to influence and wealth. (Money + power, as it is Forbes magazine doing the rating.) Politicians over industrialists, but just barely. Number three is also, incidentally, the wife of Singapore's leader. She pulls the $108 billion purse strings of the city state's holding company. The sale of Thailand's major telecommunications firm to Temasek ousted the premier of Thailand last year. Few journalists figure in the top 100.

1. Angela Merkel (German chancellor)

2. Wu Yi (Chinese vice-premier)

3. Ho Ching (Temasek Holdings)

4. Condoleezza Rice (US Secretary of State)

5. Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo)

6. Sonia Gandhi (Indian National Congress Party)

7. Cynthia Carroll (Anglo American)

8. Patricia Wortz (Archer Daniels Midland)

9. Irene Rosenfeld (Kraft Foods)

10. Patricia Russo (Alcatel-Lucent)

Source: Forbes magazine

Senator Hillary Clinton is number 25; Nancy Pelosi is way down at number 26.
Oprah Winfrey, rated number 23, is considered more influential than either of these quintessential pols.

Most Media Queens rate considerably further down the Forbes list: there are just a dozen women who rated as journalist power fraus:

Oprah Winfrey Chairman, Harpo US (ranked 23)

Amy Pascal Cochair, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures US (ranked 35)

Janet L. Robinson Chief executive, president, The New York Times Company US (ranked 45)

Nancy Tellem President, CBS Paramount Television Entertainment, CBS Corp. US ( ranked 49)

Meredith Vieira Host, The Today Show US (ranked 55)

Ann Moore Chairman, chief executive, Time Inc. US (ranked 57)

Diane Sawyer
Co-anchor, Good Morning America US (ranked 62)

Katie Couric Anchor, managing editor, CBS Evening News US (ranked 63)

Christiane Amanpour Chief international correspondent, CNN UK (ranked 74)

Anne Sweeney President,Disney-ABC TV Group;Co-Chair, Disney US (ranked 77)

Christie Hefner Chairman, chief executive, Playboy Enterprises US (ranked 85)

Cathleen Black
President, Hearst Magazines US (ranked 94)

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