Forbes Ranks World's Most Powerful Women

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BY WEN YAN You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Who are the most powerf...
BY WEN YAN You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Who are the most powerful women in the world and why? A freshly arrived Forbes list ranked the 100 most powerful women in the world. Forbes’ woman president and publisher Moira Forbes talks about the selection criteria on CBS’ "The Early Show." MOIRA FORBES: "We looked at women in a number of different categories: politics, business, media, lifestyle and -. And we looked at things like hard powers: how much money do they earn or they control, and important to times like this, soft powers: how many individuals follow them on Facebook, on Twitter, things like social media. … New to this year, we also looked at power bases, how many power bases and influences these women have above and beyond their daily jobs." Although the 100 most powerful women fall into various categories, No.1 and No.2 are both politicians. German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list recognized as the "undisputed" leader of the EU because of the key role she played in saving the EU from the debt crisis. Following her is US secretary Hillary Clinton. (Forbes) Among the most powerful women, the subject of "The Devil Wears Prada", Anna Wintour, American Vogue's chief editor – who doesn't think of herself as intimidating by being powerful. She said in an interview with Forbes… ANNA WINTOUR: "Oh, I don't think myself as intimidating, and I assure you all the people that I worked on a day-to-day basis don't think that either. I think it's just something that's been fabricated by the elements of media. You know, as you well know, once something is out there, particularly in today's, they just get exaggerated. And I keep my head down and I'm trying to my job to the best to my ability." As for the most powerful female celebrity, it's not hard to guess. Lady Gaga knocked Oprah Winfrey from the No.1 Spot as Fox News said and became the most powerful celebrity woman in the world. Transcript by Newsy.