Wednesday, 5 November 2014

# Angela Merkel # Barack Obama

Russia's Vladmir Putin tops Forbes "Most Powerful Person" List

Forbes has released their list of the 72 most powerful people in the world, and for the second day in a row, the Leader of the Free World is getting some not so great news.
Once again, Russia's Vladmir Putin has come out on top, followed by President Barack Obama and People's Republic of China leader Xi Jinping. Rounding out the top five were Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Editors at the magazine then rank people based on the factors including the number of followers they have (be it the population of their country, number of people who follow their faith, or their employee base), the financial resources at their disposal, and how they use their power.

Other notable names on the list include Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen at #6, Bill Gates at #7 and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and #9.
Prime Minister David Cameron rounds out the top ten.

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