World's most powerful women #76 Queen Rania

Source: Forbes

October 15, 2010

In addition to her efforts on behalf of education, human rights and women's issues, Jordan's monarch focused this year on bridging gaps between the U.S. and the Middle East. In August she announced via Twitvid, a Twitter video application, the winners of a tourism contest she sponsored, which will bring an American to Jordan and send a Jordanian to the U.S. on all-expense-paid trips. She's a queen of social media, too, with more than 1.3 million followers on Twitter and more than 300,000 fans on Facebook; she also maintains her own website and YouTube channel. In November she is set to receive the James C. Morgan Humanitarian Award from the San Jose, Calif.-based Tech Museum; past recipients have included Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and former Vice President Al Gore.