Most Powerful Women In The World?

By: Christopher Donaldson

You. May. Need. To. Sit. Down.

Forbes Magazine, on its list of 100 most powerful women, has declared committed heterosexuals Michele Bachmann (#22) and Sarah Palin (#34) two of the most powerful women in the known universe. Known, as in, this is all we got cry babies. Known, as in, let the countdown to the New World Order begin in 3, 2, 1.

Here to help restore some resemblance of sanity stands, at the top of the list, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (#1), followed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (#2). Other notables include Michelle Obama (#8), Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg (#5), President of the Indian National Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi (#7), billionaire, Melinda Gates (#7) and queer queens, Lady Gaga (#11) and Ellen DeGeneres (#55).

"Across their multiple spheres of influence, these women have achieved power through connectivity, the ability to build a community around the organizations they oversee, the countries they lead, the causes they champion and their personal brands," said Moira Forbes, president & publisher of ForbesWoman (as reported by Reuters).

See the full list here.