You want powerful women? Forbes has powerful women.

The magazine on Wednesday released its annual World's Most Powerful Women today, based on money, media momentum and social impact.

My wife didn't make the list. I don't see how.

The returning champ is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has made the list 10 times, with nine of those coming at No. 1, including this year. First lady Michelle Obama finished No. 8, barely beating Facebook COO Sheryl Sandburg, who came in at No. 9.

Other famous people included Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce and Angelina Jolie. Which is important, because only the famous people really matter.

Jolie, who stars this week in "Maleficent" and also serves as special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, finished No. 50, while Beyonce came in at No. 17.

Returning celebrities on the 10-year-old list include Winfrey (No. 14), Hillary Clinton (No. 6) and Melinda Gates (No. 3), among others. Then there's Ellen DeGeneres (No. 46), Shakira (No. 58) Lady Gaga (No. 67), and Sofia Vergara (No. 32). Rounding out the Top 5 were Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve (No. 2); Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil (No. 4); and Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (No. 5).

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