German Chancellor Angela Merkel won her fourth term in office Sunday, further solidifying her position as the de facto leader of Europe.
Alot of observers are even calling her the new leader of the Free World.
Merkel has become a fixture in the international leadership scene, having helmed her country since 2005. However, long before her foray into politics, she worked in an entirely different field. The German Chancellor has a PhD in quantum chemistry and was once a scientist in East Germany.