25 year old singer and songwriter Taylor Swift has become the youngest woman ever to be included on the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women at number 64.Forbes said Taylor Swift has changed the nature of celebrity by posting personally on Twitter and Instagram and making time to engage with her fans or ‘Swifties’.
It also cited her controversial decision to pull her music from the streaming service Spotify.
Forbes credited Taylor for her business savviness as well as for her creative artistry
‘There’s no denying that she’s one of the most significant cultural influencers of our time,’ Forbes said.
Taylor looked happy as she left her New York City apartment Tuesday after hearing she’s officially one of the most powerful women in the world.
In putting her on the list, Forbes said it’s clear the musician is ‘one of the most significant cultural influencers of our time’
Taylor’s 1989 album sold three and a half million copies in 2014. In November, in a controversial move, she pulled all of her music from the streaming service Spotify.
Joining Taylor on the Forbes list are fellow celebrities Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful woman in entertainment ranking 12, Beyonce at 21 and Ellen DeGeneres at number 50, Angelina Jolie at number 54 and Sofia Vergara at number 57.The world’s most powerful woman remains German Chancellor Angela Merkel followed in second place by Hilary Clinton. First Lady Michelle Obama is 10th, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg (8), Vogue’s Anna Wintour (28), media publisher Arianna Huffington and designer Tory Burch and Queen Elizabeth II is at 41.