Every year, Forbes puts together their list for the World’s most powerful or richest people in the world. Today, Forbes announced the top 100 world’s most powerful women.
On how the women were chosen this year, Forbes writes:
The women on this list were chosen not just for being on top but for being smack in the middle of Richter-registering events – and more. Their power derives from money and might, yes, but also (thanks to old, new and social media) reach and influence.
J.K. Rowling has landed on the 2011 list as the 61st most powerful woman in the world.