The 100 Most Powerful Women: #76 Queen Rania

Source: Forbes

August 19, 2009

Avid campaigner of human rights and women's issues is also the globe's most tech-savvy monarch. Nearly 600,000 people follow her on Twitter, where she identifies herself as "a mum and a wife with a really cool day job"; also has a Facebook page. Jordan's queen made significant strides in promoting East-West dialogue by leading a series of films on YouTube that explored shared medieval heritage; she has since been awarded YouTube's first-ever Visionary award. Hosted Pope Benedict XVI on his first trip to the Middle East. In July, Queen Rania's 15-year-old-son, Prince Hussein, was appointed heir to Jordan's throne. —Tatiana Serafin