By Meghan Blalock
Updated Aug 23, 2012 @ 4:30 pm
Powerful Women
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Now this is girl power! Forbes published its list of The 100 Women Who Run The World, and we are thrilled that they included some of our favorite ladies. We weren’t surprised to see Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Lady Gaga on the list, in a mix of CEOs, philanthropists, and world leaders. (German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked number one, due in part to her status as the country's first female chancellor.) Click through the gallery to see where some of our favorites ranked!