Title: Managing director of the IMF Country: France Age: 59
Christine Lagarde is the head of the International Monetary Fund, which serves as the economic adviser for 189 countries to keep the global economy growing. She is also the first woman to head the organization in its 70-year history. One of the most powerful woman in the world was an early predictor of the global economic meltdown that began in 2008.
Lagarde is perhaps the only finance leader in history to be called a rockstar, a superhero, and a style icon. Under her leadership, the IMF has integrated China’s currency into the global system – a historic move, which would further cement China’s raise as an economic superpower. She has also been solely responsible shoring Greece’s failing economy which has required three bailouts in five years and more than $100 billion of aid.