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Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People

Since 2009, Forbes magazine has compiled an annual list of the world's most powerful people. The list has one slot for every 100 million people, meaning in 2009 there were 67 people on the list and by 2012 there were 71. Slots are allocated based on the amount of human and financial resources that they have sway over, as well as their influence on world events.[1]

The following rankings list the top ten most powerful people according to Forbes.

Contents

Historical rankingEdit

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016[2]
1   Barack Obama

President of the United States

    Hu Jintao

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

    Barack Obama

President of the United States

    Vladimir Putin

President of Russia

2   Hu Jintao

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

    Barack Obama

President of the United States

    Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister of Russia

    Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany

    Barack Obama

President of the United States

    Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany

    Donald Trump

President-elect of the United States

3   Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister of Russia

    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

King of Saudi Arabia

    Hu Jintao

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

    Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister of Russia

    Xi Jinping

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

    Barack Obama

President of the United States

    Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany

4   Ben Bernanke

Chair of the Federal Reserve

    Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister of Russia

    Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany

    Bill Gates

Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation
Founder of Microsoft

    Francis

Pope of the Holy See

    Xi Jinping

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

5   Sergey Brin

  Larry Page
Co-Founders of Google

    Benedict XVI

Pope of the Holy See

    Bill Gates

Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation
Founder of Microsoft

    Benedict XVI

Pope of the Holy See

    Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany

    Xi Jinping

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

    Francis

Pope of the Holy See

6   Carlos Slim

Chief executive of Telmex

    Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany

    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

King of Saudi Arabia

    Ben Bernanke

Chair of the Federal Reserve

    Bill Gates

Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation
Founder of Microsoft

    Janet Yellen

Chair of the Federal Reserve

    Bill Gates

Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation
Founder of Microsoft

    Janet Yellen

Chair of the Federal Reserve

7   Rupert Murdoch

Chairman of News Corporation

    David Cameron

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

    Benedict XVI

Pope of the Holy See

    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

King of Saudi Arabia

    Ben Bernanke

Chair of the Federal Reserve

    Bill Gates

Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation
Founder of Microsoft

    Janet Yellen

Chair of the Federal Reserve

    Bill Gates

Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation
Founder of Microsoft

8   Mike Duke

Chief Executive of Walmart

    Ben Bernanke

Chair of the Federal Reserve

    Mario Draghi

President of the European Central Bank

    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

King of Saudi Arabia

    Mario Draghi

President of the European Central Bank

    David Cameron

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

    Larry Page

Co-Founder of Google

9   Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

King of Saudi Arabia

    Sonia Gandhi

President of the Indian National Congress

    Mark Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO of Facebook

    Xi Jinping

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

    Mario Draghi

President of the European Central Bank

    Sergey Brin

    Larry Page
Co-Founders of Google

    Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India

10   Bill Gates

Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation
Founder of Microsoft

    David Cameron

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

    Mike Duke

Chief Executive of Walmart

    David Cameron

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

    Larry Page

Co-Founder of Google

    Mark Zuckerberg

Co-Founder of Facebook

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael Noer and Nicole Perlroth (11 November 2009). "The World's Most Powerful People". Forbes. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  2. ^ "The World's Most Powerful People 2016". Forbes. December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 

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