As they do every year, the editors at Forbes magazine picked "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" for 2013. Based on money, media presence and impact, Forbes narrowed their list down from 250 candidates to include heads of states, CEOs, philanthropists and yes, even celebrities.
"We've selected women that go beyond the traditional taxonomy of the power elite (political and economic might)," explains Forbes. "These change-agents are actually shifting our very idea of clout and authority and, in the process, transforming the world in fresh and exhilarating ways."
Below, find the top 5 most powerful celebrity women according to Forbes, and click on over to Forbes.com for the full list and explanations on how these fierce ladies made the cut: