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The head of the Central Bank above Beyonce and Serena Williams: 100 influential women according to Forbes 

The only Russian woman in a hundred.

Elvira Nabiullina Photos RIA "News"
Elvira Nabiullina Photos RIA “News”

The head of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina entered the top 100 most influential women according to Forbes. She, like in 2017, got the 49th position – this is higher than celebrities like Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Serena Williams.

Nabiullina is the only Russian woman in a hundred influential women. In 2017, Margarita Simonyan, the head of Russia Today TV channel, was included in the list with her. At the same time, in 2018, Forbes included in the 200 richest Russians a record number of women – six, which is more than in previous years.

Leader in the list of influential women in 2018 became German Chancellor Angela Merkel – this is the eighth time in a row when she took the first line. It is followed by British Prime Minister Theresa May and Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.

Top 8 influential women in 2018:

  • Angela Merkel – German Chancellor;
  • Theresa May – Prime Minister of Great Britain;
  • Christine Lagarde – Director of the International Monetary Fund;
  • Mary Barra – Head of General Motors;
  • Abigail Johnson – President of Fidelity Investments;
  • Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, wife of Bill Gates;
  • Susan Wojitsky – CEO of YouTube;
  • Ana Botin – Chairman of the Board of Directors of the group Santander.
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