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Beyoncé Is the Youngest Woman on This Year’s Fortune’s Most Powerful Women List

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All hail Queen Bey! Beyoncé rounded out this year’s list of “Most Powerful Women” as ranked by Fortune. The pop diva was not tallied into the ranking like the 50 other women honored, but was instead included as a “bonus pick.”

She joins a roundup of 22 CEOs and other boss people, ranging from Mary Barra, CEO of GM who takes the #1 slot to Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg of Lean In fame, clocking in at #6.

Bey’s inclusion was cemented by her landmark year so far; besides making history as the first female artist to have 12 songs on the Billboard top 100 (thanks, Lemonade), she also launched an athleisure line, Ivy Park and invested in the female-founded startup, WTRMLN WTR.

Fortune adds that top of all that, Beyoncé continued to develop the entertainment and management company that she founded in 2007, Parkwood Entertainment; this year, Parkwood added a music label and signed three female artists.

It’s worth noting that not only is she the only pop star on the list — her occupation title is rightfully listed as the “Queen Bee” — but she’s also the youngest honoree at 35 the next youngest is #31, Microsoft’s CFO and EVP, Amy Hood.


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