Nirmala Sitharaman Ranked 37th – Forbes 2021 Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women

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09 December 2021 Current Affairs:Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s Finance Minister, has been rated 37th on Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women for 2021.


  •  For the third year in a row, she has been included on the list. In 2020, she was ranked 41st, while in 2019, she was ranked 34th. 
  • Falguni Nayar, founder and CEO of Nykaa, was rated 88th on the list as India’s eighth woman billionaire and wealthiest self-made billionaire. 
  • Only four Indian women made Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most powerful women in 2021.
  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson of HCL Technology and India’s first female CEO of a publicly traded IT business, was ranked 52nd on the list.
  • The executive chairperson and creator of Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, was ranked 72nd on the list. In 1978, she launched India’s largest publicly traded biopharmaceutical company.

Forbes’ list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

  • Forbes’ 2021 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women was topped by MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, novelist, and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, replacing outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel, who led the list 15 times out of 17 versions.
  • Second on the list was Kamala Harris, the first woman and the first person of colour (Black) to be elected Vice President of the United States of America.
  • Janet Yellen, the first woman to be named Treasury Secretary in the United States, is rated 39th on the list.
  • Others on the list include Oprah Winfrey (number 23), Jacinda Ardern (number 34), Rihanna (number 68), and others.
  • The youngest woman on the list is Taylor Swift (31 years old), who is ranked 78th, and the oldest is Queen Elizabeth II (95 years old), who is placed 70th.

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