Caitlyn Jenner Transgender star makes BBC's Top 10 List of Most Powerful Women 2015

"Many news sources describe her as the most famous openly transgender person in the world," Jenner's entry on the list reads.

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Caitlyn Jenner has been named as one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women in 2015 by BBC.

The reality star, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair on June 1 and was later named as this year's Arthur Ashe Courage Award winner.

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The transgender star occupied the seventh spot in BBC Radio 4's 2015 Woman's Hour Power List, which identifies women who have had an "exceptionally large impact" on people's lives and an ability to influence others.

"Many news sources describe her as the most famous openly transgender person in the world," Jenner's entry on the list reads.

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The list, which in a previous year was topped by the Queen, is decided by a panel of four judges who compile it based on who the most influential women "operating in the UK" are. They also take suggestions from the public as to who should be included, reports Mashable.

Describing Jenner's impact worldwide, Judge Sarah Vine, said: "It can only be to the good if a wider audience can learn to understand her experience.''

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Coming on top is the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who emerged as a hugely popular figure throughout the UK general election. Vogue's editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour came in second place and actress, Angelina Jolie in third.

Others who made the top 10 list include the Editor of The Guardian Katharine Viner and singer Sia .

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