'Forbes' honors Hillary Clinton as one of 'The World's Most Powerful Women' in 2014

Hillary Clinton waits to speak at the World Bank in Washington, DC, May 14, 2014.
Hillary Clinton waits to speak at the World Bank in Washington, DC, May 14, 2014.

Forbes magazine released its list of the 25 “most powerful” women in 2014 on Wednesday, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Fed Chair Janet Yellin and first lady Michelle Obama all making the top 10. 

Clinton got the No. 6 spot, just behind the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, and ahead of Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors.

Clinton is widely expected to make another White House bid in 2016, and she's already polling ahead of other potential contenders.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel won the top slot as an original architect and backbone of the European Union; Merkel’s recent negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin likely cemented her spot at the top.

Yellen was the top-ranking American on the list. She is the first woman to head the Federal Reserve, which controls $4 trillion and sets U.S. monetary policy

Another American, Melinda Gates, took the No. 3 slot for her work as a philanthropist; Gates has impacted American education policy through her charity.

Michelle Obama snagged the No. 8 spot thanks to her work on fighting childhood obesity. 

The rest of the list is made up by presidents like Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and Geun-hye Park of South Korea, in addition to a slew of American tech executives like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, IBM CEO Virginia Rometty, and Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

Rounding out the list were entertainers like Oprah and Beyonce.