Nigerian minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been listed with 10 other black women in Forbes 2012 list of the most powerful women in the world. The former foreign minister was ranked number 81 on the list.
Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel was listed first on the list, followed by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama is the highest ranked black woman, coming in at number 7.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey comes in at number 11, and Stefani “Lady GaGa” Germanotta is the highest ranked artiste at 14.