Okonjo-Iweala, Abike Dabiri, Ezekwesili make list of top 250 women in the world

There are estimated 3.637.294.991 women in the world, and Richtopia – an online magazine covering business, personal finance, arts, innovations, technology, people, real estate, videos and more – has come up with a list of the top 250.

The list recognises influential women at being pro-active.

Among the names on the list released on Thursday are Nigeria’s Oby Ezekwesili, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Yvonne Okoro.

Topping the list is former United States First Lady, Hillary Clinton, who is introduced as a wife, mom, grandma, women+kids advocate, FLOTUS, Senator, SecState, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado and 2016 presidential candidate.

She is followed by media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, and author, JK Rowling, in second and third respectively.

Incumbent America First Lady, Michelle Obama, is at No 10.

Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Solid Minerals and Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division, is the top Nigerian on the list at No 73.

She is described as a “fiercely passionate believer in the public good of nations, serving before leading. Validated by God and my dad who taught me to never dignify nonsense.”

Former Minister of Finance, Okonjo-Iweala, holds the 128th spot while three-term member of the House of Representatives and renowned journalist, Dabiri-Erewa, is at 173.

The fourth Nigerian on the list is actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and writer, Yvonne Okoro, at No 195.

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is 25, followed at 26 by Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates.

According to Richtopia “our women leaders list is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores and a secret recipe. We take into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram.”

Ghanaian actresses, Yvonne Nelson and Joselyn Dumas, are 143 and 194.