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Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People

Starting in 2009, Forbes magazine compiles an annual list of the world's most powerful people. The list has one slot for every 100 million people on Earth, meaning in 2009 there were 67 people on the list, in 2010 there were 68, in 2011 there were 70, and in 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]

Forbes' Most Powerful People, 2014 (top 10)[2]

2014 list (top 10)

# Individual Office / Position
1 Steady Vladimir Putin President of Russia
2 Steady Barack Obama President of the United States
3 Steady Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
President of the People's Republic of China
4 Steady / Francis Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
5 Steady Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany
6 Increase Janet Yellen Chair of the Federal Reserve
7 Decrease Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Founder and Former Chairman of Microsoft
8 Increase Mario Draghi President of the European Central Bank
9 Increase Sergey Brin
Larry Page
Co-Founder of Google
10 Increase David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

2013 list (top 10)

# Individual Office / Position
1 Increase Vladimir Putin President of Russia
2 Decrease Barack Obama President of the United States
3 Increase Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
President of the People's Republic of China
4 Increase / Francis Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
5 Decrease Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany
6 Decrease Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Founder and Former Chairman of Microsoft
7 Decrease Ben Bernanke Chairman of the Federal Reserve
8 Decrease Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud King of Saudi Arabia
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
9 Decrease Mario Draghi President of the European Central Bank
10 Increase Mike Duke Former CEO of Walmart

2012 list (top 10)[5]

# Individual Office / Position
1 Steady Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
2 Increase Angela Merkel 8th Chancellor of Germany
3 Decrease Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia
4 Increase Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Founder and Former Chairman of Microsoft
5 Increase / Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
6 Increase Ben Bernanke 14th Chairman of the Federal Reserve
7 Decrease Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud 6th King of Saudi Arabia
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
8 Increase Mario Draghi 3rd President of the European Central Bank
9 Increase Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
10 Steady David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

2011 list (top 10)[6]

# Individual Office / Position
1 Increase Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
2 Increase Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia
3 Decrease Hu Jintao General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
President of the People's Republic of China
4 Increase Angela Merkel 8th Chancellor of Germany
5 Increase Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
founder and chairman of Microsoft
6 Decrease Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud 6th King of Saudi Arabia
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
7 Decrease / Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
8 Steady Ben Bernanke 14th Chairman of the Federal Reserve
9 Increase Mark Zuckerberg Chief executive officer and founder of Facebook
10 Decrease David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

2010 list (top 10)

# Individual Office / Position
1 Increase Hu Jintao General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
President of the People's Republic of China
2 Decrease Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
3 Increase Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud 6th King of Saudi Arabia
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
4 Decrease Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia
5 Increase / Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
6 Increase Angela Merkel 8th Chancellor of Germany
7 Increase David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
8 Decrease Ben Bernanke 14th Chairman of the Federal Reserve
9 Increase Sonia Gandhi President of the Indian National Congress
Member of Parliament, India
10 Steady Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
founder and chairman of Microsoft

2009 list (top 10 selection)

# Individual Office / Position
1 Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
2 Hu Jintao General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
President of the People's Republic of China
3 Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia
4 Ben Bernanke 14th Chairman of the Federal Reserve
5 Sergey Brin / Larry Page Founders of Google
6 Carlos Slim Chief executive of Telmex
7 / Rupert Murdoch Chairman of News Corporation
8 Mike Duke Chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
9 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud 6th King of Saudi Arabia
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
10 Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
founder and chairman of Microsoft

See also

References

  1. ^ Michael Noer and Nicole Perlroth (11 November 2009). "The World's Most Powerful People".  
  2. ^ "The World's Most Powerful People". Forbes. November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Xi Jinping - Forbes
  4. ^ Xi Jinping - Forbes
  5. ^ "The World's Most Powerful People". Forbes. January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "The World's Most Powerful People List - Forbes". Forbes. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  1. ^ Xi holds all three offices required to be China's paramount leader, and after two years in office of General Secretary, he has become one of the most powerful Chinese ruler.[3]
  2. ^ Xi holds all three offices required to be China's paramount leader, and after two years in office of General Secretary, he has become one of the most powerful Chinese ruler.[4]

External links

  • site: The World's Most Powerful People 2010Forbes
  • site: The World's Most Powerful People 2009ForbesOfficial
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