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Beyoncé Makes Top 20 Of Forbes World's Most Powerful Women List

(AllHipHop News) Forbes released its annual list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. The leading choices on the 2014 edition understandably include politicians, businesswomen, technology leaders, and philanthropists, but one entertainer managed to crack the top 20.

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Global superstar Beyoncé Knowles landed in the number 17 position on the list beating out former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (26), Queen Elizabeth II (35), media mogul Arianna Huffington (52), and 80 others. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was number one, followed by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at number 2.

Forbes credits Bey for what it calls a “banner year” in 2013 which featured the success of her self-titled 5th album and the “Mrs. Carter” world tour. The “Drunk In Love” singer is also highlighted for what Forbes sees as Beyoncé “embracing her role as an icon of women’s empowerment.”

First Lady Michelle Obama came at number 8 with possible 2016 presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton coming in two spots ahead at 6. Other notable celebrities to make the list include Oprah Winfrey (14), Sofia Vergara (32), Anna Wintour (39), Ellen DeGeneres (46), Angelina Jolie (50), Lady Gaga (67), and Gisele Bundchen (89).

To see the full list visit Forbes.

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  • hiphopgods

    This is groundbreaking for black women,,,,period.

    • Twonpass

      hahahahahahahahahah
      SMH
      where do ya’ll come up with this stuff….

  • WeakSauce

    Most Powerful woman list?! WTF does she do? Sing? Watch her husband get beat up by her sister? However she do influence these dumb ass teenagers! If she would sing a song about swallowing and sucking dikk being the best the best way to live life, guess what these lil girls be doing? Sukkin and swallowing!

    • I_AM_Houston

      Probably because she can influence MILLIONS of people who are into POP CULTURE. She also has $$$ out the ass to do major things and can rub elbows with royalty and other people in power just because of her fame. You dont have to like it or respect it but at least be real about it.

      • WeakSauce

        My questions is the following, what has she done?

      • RightOn

        Power = ability to get what you want done. She can make one phone call and turn you from a garbage into a millionaire. She can attend one fundraising event and change it from a $20.00 a plate event to and $10,000 per plate event. She can boycott a company by saying one or two words and it would go from the hottest selling item to a joke. Need I go on? Now why don’t you amuse us and tell us what you have accomplished in life. What is power to you bruh? Let’s not hate just for the sake of hating. You don’t like her music..fine. You don’t like her personality…fine too. But don’t let those be the reason to hate and deny the facts.

      • WeakSauce

        I actually like her older stuff, and again I’m not hatting. No need for that. Again what has she done with her so called “Power” “Bruh” I’ll see if I check on yall later, I have to get some work done

      • ladynamor

        Yeah we don’t need no mad hatters around here.

      • Twonpass

        Its haters by the way

        I can see your as bright as Beyonce (she really aint )

      • ladynamor

        Twonpass you Idiot, read Erick V. ‘s comment :
        I actually like her older stuff, and again I’m not hatting. No need for
        that. Again what has she done with her so called “Power” “Bruh” I’ll see
        if I check on yall later, I have to get some work done

        Can you see the humor in that now? Come on……You can do it….Ahaaaa, Now you got it…..

      • Twonpass

        name calling , really….

        ok…

        relax……I dont get into all that…

        Peace

      • ladynamor

        Sissy

      • johnblacksad

        lol

      • johnblacksad

        Now you tryin to switch it up talking bout what has she done with her power… n!gga at first you was actin like you don’t understand why she on the list… and that’s where everybody had to pull your card… smh… funny azz ninjas…

      • WeakSauce

        I’m not trying to switch up, You the one that brought the word “power” in to the equation. I stand by what I say! All I’m saying is she a good entertainer but that is where it stops!

      • johnblacksad

        So you really don’t see the so called “power” she has? You tryin to say she ain’t got no pull at all? Good or bad, are you tryin to say she ain’t got no influence? c’mon son…

        “Most Powerful woman list?! WTF does she do? Sing?”

        then

        “Again what has she done with her so called “Power””

        talkin bout you stand by your words… these are your words bruh!

        I’m mad ya’ll got me looking like I’m defending RnB b!tches… B is cool in my book that’s all… no extra fux given

      • Twonpass

        The Ability to control ones own destiny, hers was directed..
        She doesn’t do any of that stuff willingly, she is instructed to do it….
        there is a big difference in what people do and what people are told to do….

        That is what power means..control of your own….

      • ladynamor

        The real question is, what have YOU done? We don’t have too many blacks getting recognized for anything, I hope you aren’t black. She employs a lot of people. People eat from her tours and products. What opportunities do YOU have to offer?

      • Twonpass

        not a lot of Black folks, catch on…….and wake up….
        she was darker when she first came out, look at her now… pay attention

        we are far too quick to recognize anyone as we havent had a real voice for the peoples struggle. you all tend to forget we are still struggling , worst now then ever before, but most will argue that we are doing so great, because of Oprah and Beyonce and Jay Z…. look deeper and you will find the truth.. We are worst off the ever….

        and getting worse….

        We are basically recognizing Beyonce for doing what she been doing entertaining you… Nothing more…..

      • johnblacksad

        for some reason I don’t read your posts… lol

      • Twonpass

        maybe you should..lol

        I dont rant, i just point out things, we should think about ,

        I dont have hate or malintent with anyone

        I just like to pick brains….

        its a comment section…..its about dialogue…(well supposed to be)

        sorry for the longwinded response….

        Peace

        ASE

      • johnblacksad

        Peace tho… but ya’ll actin like you don’t have the slightest clue as of why Beyonce would be on such list is beyond me… on the real!

      • Twonpass

        Nothing, i get what your saying
        the loyal followers will not even ENTERTAIN it ……lol

      • johnblacksad

        You too nice… when n!ggaz act ignorant like this, most of the time I don’t even feel like helping them with an answer… I just leave them in darkness

      • Twonpass

        Lets be real about it, she will only do what she is told.
        Do you really think she gives a dam about any of the causes she is involved with.
        Pay attention
        There is nothing scholarly about her( she aint that bright, proven time and time again)
        So do you think she came up with these ideas and concepts to help the world, or is she being used because she is famous for entertaining….( the latter makes more business sense)

        But that logic will probably go over your head…

      • johnblacksad

        You hatin real bad… “nothing scholarly about her…” smh… talk about bein bright… ha ha ha… you have got to be doin this on purpose… yeah, it’s well known being bright at school is the only way to become powerful….

        and it’s well known Beyonce doesn’t give a dam about any of the causes she is involved with… smh

        You need to find a bridge asap… call me when you get there and I’ll give you the rest of the instructions… smmfh

      • Twonpass

        Over your head I see…

        thats cool though…

    • johnblacksad

      negro please…

      You just mad that’s all… smh

      • Twonpass

        Really my Brotha?!?!!

        You honestly sound more like a hater…….

        Not a fan of hers, but i really dont see why she is considered on this list either

        (all my opinion)

        I can think of a few more on that list as well.

        But in an entertain and not educated culture ( what we have today)
        she would fit the bill perfectly, as she only entertains you (mostly with silly rabbit ish) any real parent would not let any child listen to her music that is not geared for them.. ( so none of it)

        current album ( Adults only) yet we have lil girls singing about a dam surf board. She is such a role model ( to who exactly?)

        (See the real problem here? )

      • johnblacksad

        listen, I don’t listen to Drake or any type of RnB at all…

        she got pull, that’s all it’s about… them other white hoes on the list ain’t do much sh!t either… Forbes wasn’t talkin bout no role model sh!t… just a list of b!tches that got mad pull…

        to keep it real… I read half your post

      • Twonpass

        i got you……appreciate the response……

      • SBRon

        Word up…It’s about JUICE!!

    • RightOn

      And what exactly do you do beside hate on those that actually accomplished things? Really ask yourself that right before you kill yaself.

      • WeakSauce

        I do a lot charity events in my neighborhood. I think an accomplishment itself. Trust, I am not hating, no hate in my blood. All I was asking was, what has she done and none of you can answer that….

      • Twonpass

        Over a lot of these young brothas heads…..

    • johnblacksad

      “swallowing and sucking dikk being the best the best way to live life, guess what these lil girls be doing? Sukkin and swallowing!”

      You get what you put in… all them words wasn’t necessary at all

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  • scullyson

    Straight BS. Nothing more nothing less.

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