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Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People

Since 2009, Forbes business magazine had 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 2018 there were 75. 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]

Contents

Historical Top Ten rankingsEdit

Note: No list was released for 2017.

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018
  General Secretary of the Communist Party of China 022. Hu 01  1. Hu 03  3. Hu 09  9. Xi 03  3. Xi 05  5. Xi 04  4. Xi 01  1. Xi
  Prime Minister/President of Russia 033. Putin 04  4. Putin 02  2. Putin 03  3. Putin 01  1. Putin 02  2. Putin
  President of the United States 011. Obama 02  2. Obama 01  1. Obama 02  2. Obama 03  3. Obama 02  2. Trump 03  3. Trump
  Chancellor of Germany 1515. Merkel 06  6. Merkel 04  4. Merkel 02  2. Merkel 05  5. Merkel 02  2. Merkel 03  3. Merkel 04  4. Merkel
  Chair & CEO of Amazon 99 66  66. Bezos 40  40. Bezos 27  27. Bezos 15  15. Bezos 16  16. Bezos 17  17. Bezos 14  14. Bezos 05  5. Bezos$
  Pope of the Holy See 1111. Benedict 05  5. Benedict 07  7. Benedict 05  5. Benedict 04  4. Francis 05  5. Francis 06  6. Francis
  Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation/Founder of Microsoft 1010. Gates$ 05  5. Gates 04  4. Gates 06  6. Gates 07  7. Gates$ 06  6. Gates$ 07  7. Gates$
  King/Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia 099. Abdullah 03  3. Abdullah 06  6. Abdullah 07  7. Abdullah 08  8. Abdullah 11  11. Abdullah 14  14. Salman 16  16. Salman 08  8. Mohammad
  Prime Minister of India 3636. Singh 18  18. Singh 19  19. Singh 28  28. Singh 15  15. Modi 09  9. Modi
  President/CEO of Alphabet Inc. 055. Brin & Page 22  22. Brin & Page 30  30. Brin & Page 20  20. Brin & Page 17  17. Brin & Page 09  9. Brin & Page 10  10. Page 08  8. Page 10  10. Page
30  30. Brin 35  35. Brin
  Chair of the Federal Reserve 044. Bernanke 08  8. Bernanke 06  6. Bernanke 07  7. Bernanke 06  6. Yellen 07  7. Yellen 06  6. Yellen 11  11. Powell
  Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 2929. Brown 07  7. Cameron 10  10. Cameron 11  11. Cameron 10  10. Cameron 08  8. Cameron 13  13. May 14  14. May
  President of the European Central Bank 2525. Trichet 15  15. Trichet 12  12. Draghi 08  8. Draghi 09  9. Draghi 08  8. Draghi 11  11. Draghi 18  18. Draghi
  Chair of Grupo Carso 066. Slim 21  21. Slim$ 23  23. Slim$ 11  11. Slim$ 12  12. Slim$ 14  14. Slim 15  15. Slim 17  17. Slim 20  20. Slim
  Chair of News Corp 077. Murdoch 13  13. Murdoch 24  24. Murdoch 26  26. Murdoch 33  33. Murdoch 32  32. Murdoch 35  35. Murdoch 39  39. Murdoch
  CEO of Walmart 088. Duke 25  25. Duke 27  27. Duke 17  17. Duke 10  10. Duke 30  30. McMillon 32  32. McMillon 27  27. McMillon 23  23. McMillon
  Chair & CEO of Facebook 99 40  40. Zuckerberg 09  9. Zuckerberg 25  25. Zuckerberg 24  24. Zuckerberg 22  22. Zuckerberg 19  19. Zuckerberg 10  10. Zuckerberg 13  13. Zuckerberg
  President of the Indian National Congres 99 09  9. Gandhi 11  11. Gandhi 12  12. Gandhi 21  21. Gandhi 99 99 99 99
$Wealthiest person in the world at the time.

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ReferencesEdit

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

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