Most Powerful Women in the World - level 2

Most Powerful Women in the World - level 2

01-06-2015 15:00

Forbes is an American business magazine. In 2004, it started to make a list of the most powerful women in the world.

The most powerful woman in the world is the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This is her fifth year as Forbes’s most powerful woman. Hot on Merkel’s heels was Hillary Clinton, who came in second. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is the youngest member of the top 10. She is 45.

The Forbes top 100 list features women from eight different categories. Oprah Winfrey is the richest woman – she has almost 2 billion pounds. Singer Beyonce led in the entertainment field.

Difficult words: chancellor (the head of the government in some countries), hot on someone's heels (to be right behind), feature (to have/show).

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