Hillary Clinton falls from world’s second most powerful woman to 65th

Hillary Clinton fell a shocking 63 spots to 65 on the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women just a year after her US presidential election loss to Donald Trump.

Newcomer to the list UK Prime Minister Theresa May took Clinton’s spot at No 2 on the list, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel remained at No 1 on the Forbes list for another year.

Clinton’s election loss in 2016 left the United States one of the world’s few leading democracies to yet see a female leader.

The former First Lady and former Secretary of State may sit 65 on the world’s most powerful women list, but on a list of solely women in politics, Clinton is No 20.

Clinton has moved to the sidelines of politics since her election loss and is now building her organization, Onward Together, which works to recruit future political candidates.

Meanwhile, Merkel and May sit atop both the overall and politics-focused lists of the world’s most powerful women.

Merkel, who has been in office since 2005, won a fiercely contested election this year in which she held off the growing far-right influence of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

May, the conservative Prime Minister of the UK, moved into her role after Britons voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, prompting then-Prime Minister David Cameron to resign.

Rounding out the top five on the list of the world’s most powerful women are Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, and Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors.

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