Nigeria’s Most Powerful Women! Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Folorunsho Alakidja Make Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women


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Without a doubt they are Nigeria’s most powerful women. The Minister of Economy and Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonko-Iweala and Oil Magnate, Mrs Folorunsho Alakidja have both been named into Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the world for 2014.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala clocks in at No. 44 and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, came in at No. 96. Other Africans represented on the list include, Malawian President Joyce Banda at 40, and Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at No. 70

Other notable women that made the list include Beyoncé – at No. 17, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at No. 4, German Chancellor Angela Merkel at No.1, Michelle Obama at No.8,  Lady Gaga at No. 67, Queen Elizabeth at No.35, Ellen Degeneres at No.46, Angelina Jolie at No.50, and Gisele Bundchen at No. 89.

View the full list here