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RT's Editor Edges Clinton on Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

RT's Editor Edges Clinton on Forbes' Most Powerful Women List
Hillary Clinton (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) and Margarita Simonyan (Vitaliy Belousov/Sputnik via AP)

By    |   Thursday, 02 November 2017 06:51 AM

RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, edged Hillary Clinton on the annual Forbes magazine most powerful women's list, as the former secretary of state tumbled from No. 2 to No. 65 after her loss to President Donald Trump in last year's presidential election.

Simonyan landed at No. 52 in her first time on the list, RT reported. Forbes cited the editor for growing the network's profile by turning RT into "an important media voice" while "verging between straight news and conspiracy theories," RT noted.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel kept her No. 1 spot for the seventh straight year with UK Prime Minister Theresa May at No. 2, followed by Melinda Gates, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, was one of the highest ranking newcomers to the list, coming in at No. 19. First lady Melania Trump, though, did not appear on the list, with the magazine saying she "has mostly abdicated the first-lady spotlight."

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg came in at No. 4, followed by General Motors chief executive Mary Barra. Rounding out the top 10 were Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive of YouTube; Abigail Johnson, chair of Fidelity Investments; Chrstine Lagarde, head, International Montetary Fund; Ana Patricia Botin, chair of Stantander Group; and Ginni Rometty, chief executive of IBM.

Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential nominee last year, was favored to replace President Barack Obama before falling in the November election, Forbes said.

"And while Clinton may have been knocked down after the last election, she stepped back into the public eye earlier this year with the release of her book 'What Happened,'" Forbes said in its profile of the former first lady. "Through her progressive political action group, Onward Together, Clinton hopes to recruit and train future leaders."

The Forbes ranking considered money controlled, media presence, spheres of influence, and impact.

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RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, edged Hillary Clinton on the annual Forbes magazine most powerful women's list, as the former secretary of state tumbled from No. 2 to No. 65 after her loss to President Donald Trump in last year's presidential election.
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