Kamala Harris has been named the third most powerful woman in the world, an achievement that should not be taken lightly...

The news was recently announced by Forbes...

In a coveted list that features an array of powerful women who have had a dramatic impact on the way the world is run.

But, while Harris made it into the top 3, she was topped by 2 other very surprising picks.

Have a look to see who has been crowned as 2020's most powerful woman.

50. Vicki Hollub.

Age: 60 Occupation: CEO and President, Occidental Petroleum.

49. Gwynne Shotwell.

Age: 60 Occupation: President and COO, SpaceX.

48. Rosalind Brewer.

Age: 57 Occupation: COO of Starbucks.

47. Mingzhu Dong.

Age: 66 Occupation: Chairperson and President, Gree Electric Appliances.

46. Queen Elizabeth II.

Age: 94 Occupation: Monarch of the United Kingdom.

45. Gina Rinehart.

Age: 66 Occupation: Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting.

44. Kathy Warden.

Age: 50 Occupation: CEO, President, and Chairman, Northrop Grumman.

43. Marianne Lake.

Age: 51 Occupation: CEO of Consumer Lending, JPMorgan Chase.

42. Laurene Powell Jobs.

Age: 57 Occupation: Founder and President, Emerson Collective.

41. Nirmala Sitharaman.

Age: 61 Occupation: Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, India.

40. Mary Callahan Erdoes.

Age: 53 Occupation: CEO, Asset & Wealth Management, JPMorgan Chase.

39. Sheikh Hasina Wajed.

Age: 73 Occupation: Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

38. Karen Lynch.

Age: 57 Occupation: EVP, CVS Health.

37. Tsai Ing-Wen.

Age: 64 Occupation: President of Taiwan.

36. Anne Finucane.

Age: 68 Occupation: Vice Chairman of the Bank of America

35. Stacey Cunningham.

Age: 46 Occupation: President of the NYSE Group.

34. Joey Wat.

Age: 49 Occupation: CEO, Yum China Holdings.

33. Adena Friedman.

Age: 51 Occupation: President and CEO, NASDAQ.

32. Jacinda Ardern.

Age: 40 Occupation: Prime Minister of New Zealand.

31. Jessica Uhl.

Age: 52 Occupation: CFO, Royal Dutch Shell.

30. Ho Ching.

Age: 67 Occupation: Executive Director and CEO, Temasek.

29. Shemara Wikramanayake.

Age: 58 Occupation: CEO & Managing Director, Macquarie Group.

28. Amy Hood.

Age: 48 Occupation: Executive Vice President and CFO, Microsoft.

27. Phebe Novakovic.

Age: 62 Occupation: CEO, General Dynamics.

26. Amanda Blanc.

Age: 53 Occupation: CEO of Aviva.

25. Nicke Widyawati.

Age: 52 Occupation: CEO of Pertamina.

24. Shari Redstone.

Age: 66 Occupation: Chairwoman of ViacomCBS.

23. Jane Fraser.

Age: 53 Occupation: President of Citigroup.

22. Sheryl Sandberg.

Age: 51 Occupation: COO of Facebook.

21. Jessica Tan.

Age: 43 Occupation: co-CEO, COO, CIO, Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company.

20. Oprah Winfrey.

Age: 66 Occupation: Entrepreneur, Personality, Philanthropist.

19. Martina Merz.

Age: 57 Occupation: CEO, ThyssenKrupp Group.

18. Kristalina Georgieva.

Age: 67 Occupation: Managing Director, International Monetary Fund.

17. Judith McKenna.

Age: 54 Occupation: President, CEO Walmart International, Walmart.

16. Ruth Porat.

Age: 63 Occupation: Senior Vice President and CFO, Google.

15. Safra Catz.

Age: 58 Occupation: CEO of Oracle.

14. Julie Sweet.

Age: 52 Occupation: CEO, Accenture.

13. Susan Wojcicki.

Age: 52 Occupation: CEO of YouTube.

12. Emma Walmsley.

Age: 51 Occupation: CEO of GlaxoSmithKline.

11. Carol Tomé.

Age: 63 Occupation: CEO of United Parcel Service.

10. Gail Boudreaux.

Age: 60 Occupation: President and CEO of Anthem.

9. Abigail Johnson.

Age: 58 Occupation: CEO of Fidelity Investments.

8. Ana Patricia Botín.

Age: 60 Occupation: Executive Chairman of Santander.

7. Nancy Pelosi.

Age: 80 Occupation: Speaker in the House of Representatives of the United States.

6. Mary Barra.

Age: 58 Occupation: CEO of General Motors.

5. Melinda Gates.

Age: 56 Occupation: Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

4. Ursula von der Leyen.

Age: 62 Occupation: President, European Commission, European Union.

3. Kamala Harris.

Age: 56 Occupation: Vice President-elect of the United States.

2. Christine Lagarde.

Age: 64 Occupation: President, European Central Bank.

1. Angela Merkel.

Age: 66 Occupation: Chancellor of Germany. There we have it guys, the most powerful woman in the world right now is the current German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.