Ahead of Ivanka Trump and Queen Elizabeth II, Sitharaman is world's 34th most powerful woman

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 13, 2019, 05.14 PM(IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

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Sitharaman left behind New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at 38 and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the 40th spot. 

A big cheer for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as she bags the 34th spot in Forbes' list of 'World's 100 most powerful women'. 

Sitharaman has left behind New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at 38 and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the 40th spot. 

US President Donald Trump's senior advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump stands at the 42nd spot. Climate activist Greta Thunberg is at the bottom of the listing at 100. 

The ranking is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel followed by former IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. 

Nirmala Sitharaman is India's first female finance minister. In PM Modi's last cabinet (2014-19) she served as the defence minister.