Vogue chief tops fashion names on ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ list

Anna Wintour has topped the fashion names on Forbes magazine’s ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ list.

The American Vogue editor-in-chief and artistic director of Condé Nast has been placed at number 39 on this year’s list – a whole two places higher than in 2013.

This is in part down to her fundraising work for the Anna Wintour Costume Centre and President Obama’s re-election campaign.

Anna, 64, beat designers Diane Von Furstenberg, who ranked in 68th place, Miuccia Prada in 75th and Tory Burch in 79th as well as supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who has an estimated wealth of $42million.

Also on the list in 43rd place is Spanx creator Sara Blakely who made history after turning her $5,000 life savings into the billion dollar brand, becoming the world’s first self-made female billionaire.

Sara has also joined the Giving Pledge, vowing to donate at least half of her earnings to charity.

Beyonce, Shakira, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Sofia Vergara also made it onto the list, which was topped by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.