Michelle Obama No. 4 on Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women’ list

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First lady Michelle Obama lands at number four on this year’s Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women” list, which ranks the top 100 most powerful women in the world.

The Forbes list contains political leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and CEOs. The top 100 women are ranked based on money, their media presence, and impact over the last 12 months.

Mrs. Obama has been actively fighting childhood obesity with her Let’s Move nationwide initiative, encouraging school-aged kids to eat healthy and stay active.

The mother of two actively joined the fight against gun violence early in 2013, attending Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton’s funeral and speaking at conferences to help gain support for her husband’s new gun control measures, which Congress ultimately failed to pass.

Outside of politics this year, Michelle Obama made a funny appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and announced the Academy Award for best picture.

Topping the 2013 “Most Powerful Women” list is German Chancellor Angela Merkel (No. 1), Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (No. 2), and Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (No. 3).

Click here to view the rest of Forbes‘ “Most Powerful Women” list.

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