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Priyanka Chopra named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes. Here’s the rest of the list

Priyanka Chopra has been named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes, ranking 97 on the list, and at number 15 on the Media & Entertainment list.

hollywood Updated: Nov 02, 2017 13:06 IST
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Priyanka Chopra,The World's 100 Most Powerful Women,Forbes
Priyanka Chopra attends the Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden honouring Ava Duvernay and Hilton Als.(AFP)

Priyanka Chopra has been named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes, ranking 97 on the list, and at number 15 on the Media & Entertainment list. She is placed behind JK Rowling (88 on overall list and 13 on Media & Entertainment) and Beyonce (number 4).

“Chopra is arguably the most successful Bollywood actor to cross over to Hollywood,” her bio on the site reads. “As the star of ABC’s Quantico, she’s one of TV’s highest-earning actresses and the first Indian actor to lead a drama series on American television.”

Priyanka’s inclusion comes just weeks after she was declared one of the top-paid TV actors of the year, making $10 million (Rs 64 crore) between June 1, 2016-June 1, 2017. She ranked 8 on the list, which was topped by Sofia Vergara. Priyanka was also the seventh highest-paid Bollywood actor in the same period.

She has also been a prominent ambassador for UNICEF, recently travelling to Jordan where she raised awareness about the plight of Syrian refugees, especially children.

Priyanka Chopra, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, views artwork by Eman Ahmad, right, from Aleppo, at UNICEF's Makani Center in Amman, Jordan. (AP)

Here is the complete Media & Entertainment list:

No. 1: Anna Wintour, Artistic Director, Conde Nast
No. 2: Bonnie Hammer, Chair, NBCU
No. 3: Stacey Snider, Chair-CEO, 20th Century Fox
No. 4: Beyonce Knowles, Singer
No. 5: Margarita Simonyan, Editor-in-Chief, RT (Russia)
No. 6: Dana Walden, CEO, Fox Television Group
No. 7: Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian
No. 8: Donna Langley, Chair, Universal Pictures
No.9: Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
No. 10: Kathleen Kennedy, President, Lucasfilms
No. 11: Arinna Huffington, Cofounder, Huffington Post
No. 12: Taylor Swift, Singer-Advocate
No. 13: J.K. Rowling, Author-Advocate
No. 14: Shobhana Bhartia, Chair, HT Media
No. 15: Priyanka Chopra, Actor-U.N. Goodwill Ambassador

German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked number 1 on the overall list, followed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, philanthropist Melinda Gates and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Priyanka is currently shooting the third season of her show Quantico, scheduled to premiere in January, and has two new Hollywood films in the pipeline following her debut with Baywatch earlier this year.

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First Published: Nov 02, 2017 13:06 IST