On July 29, 2005, Forbes Magazine listed then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the "fourth Most Powerful Woman" in the world, with United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice topping the list and beating out presidents, celebrities and businesswomen.
Also in the list were Chinese Communist Party leader Wu Yi (#2), newcomer Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (#3), and eBay chief executive Margaret Whitman (#5).
Likewise included in the list were TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey (#9), Melinda Gates, the wife of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates (#10); imprisoned Myanmar leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi (#15), U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (#26), British author JK Rowling (#40), and U.S. First Lady Laura Bush.
Philippine News Agency