Angela Merkel Tops World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Shows World She's The Boss

27/05/2015 17:42 BST | Updated 28/05/2015 10:59 BST
Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel zeigt am Dienstag, 1. September 2009, nach ihrer Rede auf einer Wahlkampfveranstaltung der CDU in Neumuenster, Schleswig-Holstein, die Daumen nach oben. Am 27. September finden zeitgleich die Bundestagswahl und die Landtagswahl im noerdlichsten Bundesland statt. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper) --- Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel shows the thumbs up after her speech at an election campaign of the Christian Democratic Party CDU, in Neumuenster, northern Germany, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. General elections in Germany and state elections in Schleswig-Holstein will be held on Sept. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper)

Angela Merkel has topped the Forbes 'World's Most Powerful Women' list for the fifth year in a row, pipping Hilary Clinton, Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey to the top position.

Her presence on the world stage has proven the German Chancellor a formidable political opponent, having led high-level talks on the deaths of thousands of Mediterranean migrants, Russian sanctions and the Eurozone crisis.

She has clinched the sought-after top spot for the ninth time in just 12 years.

But it's hardly surprising when you look at her record. The no-nonsense Chancellor, who holds a PhD in Chemistry, has proven throughout her ten-year tenure to be an accomplished orator and highly skilled political shade-thrower.

Here's five times Ms Merkel left the world in no doubt that the she was The Boss.

Angela Merkel: Like A Boss