Forbes' list of
The World's 100 Most Powerful Women
features women around the globe who project a prominent public profile and demonstrate financial fortitude. Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, was named the world's most powerful woman on the list, while U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson also made the cut. See who else managed the most money, and was front and center in the public spotlight this year.