Anna Wintour: 'I don’t think of myself as a powerful person'

One would think that after 23 years of directing fashion's most important publication, Anna Wintour would just accept that she's the sovereign ruler of all those who wear Prada. The editor-in-chief of Vogue, however, thinks otherwise.

Wintour, who landed on Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women List at No. 69, opened up to the publication on what she believes characterizes a powerful person and how she perceives herself.

She says, "I don’t think of myself as a powerful person. You know, what does it mean? It means you get a better seat in a restaurant or tickets to a screening or whatever it may be." In a shockingly humble follow, she continues, "But it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to help others, and for that I’m extremely grateful."

Wintour, who has featured fellow power women list peers in her publication, admits, "I’ve been very lucky to put women that I sincerely admire on the cover of Vogue." On her list: First Lady Michelle Obama at No. 8 and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at No. 2. She tells Forbes, "Those were benchmarks for the magazine, and certainly covers that I’ve been very, very proud of."

Other fashionable favorites who made the list include:

  • Pop singer and supreme ruler of twitter Lady Gaga at No. 11
  • Diva songstress and wife and Bonnie to Jay-Z's Clyde Beyoncé Knowles at No. 18
  • Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts at No. 58
  • Supermodel wife of Tom Brady Gisele Bündchen at No. 60
  • Prada chair, designer, wife Miuccia Prada at No. 79
  • HSN CEO Mindy Grossman at No. 89
  • DvF CEO, designer, CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg at No. 91

View the full list, here / More from Forbes