Queen Rania Al Abdullah

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Queen Rania Al Abdullah

Queen
Jordan

Ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the world's 100 most powerful women, Queen Rania of Jordan, the wife of King Abdullah II, is a longtime Davos attendee and member of the World Economic Forum's foundation board who uses her stature and connections to push for causes including education, sustainability, youth issues, and empowerment of women. Born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents, she did stints at Citibank and Apple (AAPL) before her marriage. In recent years, she has become enamored of social media to spread her message: She set up her own channel on YouTube to show videos countering stereotypes about the Middle East, and has more recently joined Facebook and Twitter.