Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman made it to the World’s 100 most powerful women list 2020 announced in the 17th annual Forbes power list. She ranked in 41st position. This is the second time she features in the list, in 2019, she ranked at 34 .
i.India’s leading Business women, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman of Biocon Limited also featured in the list at 68th position.
ii.The list also saw the biggest jump in ranking to 3rd position by Kamala Harris, Vice President Elect of USA, and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed is ranked at 39.
|41||Nirmala Sitharaman||Finance Minister of India|
|68||Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw||Founder, Chair and Managing Director, Biocon Ltd.|
|1||Angela Merkel||Chancellor, Germany|
|2||Christine Lagarde||President, European Central Bank|
|3||Kamala Harris||Vice President-elect, United States|
|4||Ursula von der Leyen||President, European Commission, European Union|
|5||Melinda Gates||Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation|
|6||Mary Barra||CEO, General Motors|
|7||Nancy Pelosi||Speaker, House of Representatives, United States|
|8||Ana Patricia Botín||Executive Chairman, Santander|
|9||Abigail Johnson||Chairman of Fidelity Investments|
|10||Gail Boudreaux||CEO of Anthem|
About Nirmala Sitharaman:
- In 2017, She became the 2nd Women Defence Minister of India, only after Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. She was the 1st full time Defence Minister of India.
- She became India’s Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs in 2019. She was the 1st full time Finance Minister of India.
- Received Distinguished Alumni award from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
About Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw:
i.The 68 year old is India’s richest selfmade business women.
ii.Founded India’s largest listed biopharmaceutical firm Biocon Ltd., in 1978.
iii.Ranked 27th in India’s Richest 2020 list by forbes
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i.Virat Kohli, Indian Cricket Team Captain becomes the only cricketer and the only Indian to feature in the Forbes’ Top 100 highest paid athletes of 2020.Kohli ranked 66 with Forbes Magazine estimated earning of around 26 million USD.
ii.Akshay Kumar ranked 52nd, the only Indian on the list, Kylie Jenner tops: Forbes 100 world’s highest-paid celebrities 2020.
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