Taylor Swift Is Officially One Of The World’s Most Powerful Women

Written by Emmy Mack on 27th May, 2015

Taylor Swift Is Officially One Of The World’s Most Powerful Women

Though the Hottest 100 may still be evading Taylor Swift’s grasp, the singer has just charted on an even more impressive top 100 chart, debuting on Forbes‘ definitive list of the World’s Most Powerful Women for the first time ever, at number 64.

At 25 years of age, Tay Tay is also the youngest person ever to make the list, which this year also features fellow songstresses Beyonce and, somehow, Shakira.

The annual ranking of the world’s 100 most fearsome females includes leaders in eight categories, from technology, to politics, business, finance, media, entertainment, philanthropy and billionaires.

For the fifth year in a row, German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the chart, but US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton came a close runner-up. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and US First Lady Michelle Obama all featured in the top 10.

On the subject of Swift’s inclusion on the list, Forbes said it was because she “has not only broken record sales and captivated the world with her fantastically honest lyrics, but she has proven herself as an impressive businesswoman.”

T-Swizzle is also one of the most followed humans on Twitter with a tidy 58 million followers, and her earnings in 2014 are estimated to be an even tidier $81 million.

“There’s no denying that she’s one of the most significant cultural influencers of our time,” the business magazine concluded.

Evidence of Tay’s ever-mounting supremacy is everywhere you look. Not only did the music video for her latest single Bad Blood feature pretty much every celebrity cameo ever and annihilate Vevo’s world record for most video views in a single day, she also recently won over the heart of the music world’s most discerning critic, Dave Grohl, who went full fangirl at a concert in Norwich, admitting he’s “officially obsessed”.

You’re next, Hottest 100.

Watch: Taylor Swift – Bad Blood Feat. Kendrick Lamar

"I'm officially obsessed, she might want to get a restraining order" Breaking news: Dave Grohl is a Taylor Swift fan too guys! #BigWeekend

Posted by BBC Radio 1 on Sunday, May 24, 2015


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