Serena Williams has made it onto Forbes' 2018 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Coming in at number 79, the player was one of 20 newcomers to the list. She was honoured for her career, including her 23 Grand Slam wins and $18.1 million (Dhs66 million approx) in earnings in 2017, "thanks to an endorsement portfolio unmatched among women in sports".
The article references the challenging couple of years she's had, including a recent altercation at the U.S. Open and complications during the birth of her daughter Olympia. Yet, Williams has bounced back quickly, and even "had considered defending her Australian Open title just five months later".
Also on Forbes' illustrious list: Shonda Rimes, Oprah, Queen Elizabeth II, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and former Harper's Bazaar Arabia cover star Priyanka Chopra, who thanked Forbes for her second appearance on the list on Instagram:
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Thank you @forbes! Honoured to be a part of such an exclusive and illustrious list of #PowerWomen in the world for the second time.. It's a reminder to stay hungry, keep pushing the status quo and continuing to do what I love. And on that note...#backtowork #ForbesTop100MostPowerfulWomen
Below is the top 10 and see the full list here.
- Angela Merkel
- Theresa May
- Christine Langard
- Mary Barra
- Abigail Johnson
- Melinda Gates
- Susan Wojcicki
- Ana Patricia Botin
- Marillyn Hewson
- Ginni Rometty
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