As brasileiras estão com tudo no ranking da renomada revista Forbes. Dilma Rousseff ultrapassou Hillary Clinton (que deixou o cargo de Secretária de Estado dos Estados Unidos e, com isso, caiu para a 5a posição) e está apenas atrás de Angela Merkel, que “é a coluna vertebral da União Europeia e carrega o Euro nas costas”. Esta é a décima edição do ranking (que você pode acessar aqui), e Angela Merkel esteve no topo sete vezes.
Maria Graça Foster, presidente da Petrobras, também subiu (dois postos) para assumir a 18a posição. Gisele Bündchen caiu 13 posições mas se manteve na lista, agora na 95a colocação.
Sobre Dilma Rousseff:
Now at the midpoint of her first term, the former revolutionary sits atop the world’s seventh-largest national economy (GDP $2.4 trillion). Despite Brazil’s size, Rousseff is tasked with pulling the country out of its slowest two years of growth in more than a decade. Her emphasis on entrepreneurship has inspired a new generation of startups, however many criticize the leader for favoring pro-development policy over more humanitarian concerns. 2013 SPOTLIGHT: Rousseff has a new ally in the first-ever Brazilian director-general of the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevedo, who was confirmed in Geneva in early May.
Sobre Graça Foster:
Joined the state-controlled big oil company in 1981 as a chemical engineer and last year took over the largest company in the Southern Hemisphere by sales ($144 billion) and market value ($120 billion). In 2012 Petrobras produced about 2 million barrels of crude oil daily, and expects similar levels this year as it develops oil trapped in the Campos Basin in the Atlantic, one of the world’s most promising oil frontiers. 2013 SPOTLIGHT: At a May Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Silva Foster said that in the last 10 years, demand for gasoline in Brazil increased by 73%, compared to 17% globally.
Sobre Gisele Bündchen:
At age 32, the world’s most powerful supermodel is still an endorsement queen, shilling for brands such as Chanel and David Yurman, and commanding a cut on Ipanema flip-flops and other products bearing her name. Between those commitments, modeling and independent ventures like her Sejaa skincare line, Tom Brady’s wife added an estimated $45 million to the family checking account in the past 12 months. But her busy schedule (not to mention giving birth to their second child, Vivian, in December) didn’t keep her from tending to goodwill causes. In her role of ambassador for the U.N. Environmental Program, she partners with Al Gore on an initiative for universal access to modern energy services by 2030. 2013 SPOTLIGHT: In May Swedish retailer H&M announced Bundchen as the face of its Winter 2014 campaign.
Entre as celebridades, Beyoncé (17.) lidera a lista, seguida por Angelina Jolie (37.), Sofia Vergara (38.), Lady Gaga (45.), Ellen DeGeneres (51.) e Shakira (52.).