- Forbes Magazine's 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, and in 2011 there were 70. Slots are allocated based on the financial resources an individual controls as well as their influence on world events.
2011 list (top 10)
# Individual Office / Position 1 Barack Obama President of the United States 2 Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia 3 Hu Jintao President of the People's Republic of China 4 Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany 5 Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founder and chairman of Microsoft 6 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud 6th King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques 7 Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 8 Ben Bernanke 14th Chair of the Federal Reserve 9 Mark Zuckerberg Founder of Facebook 10 David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
2010 list (top 10)
# Individual Office / Position 1 Hu Jintao President of the People's Republic of China 2 Barack Obama 44th President of the United States 3 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud 6th King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques 4 Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia 5 Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 6 Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany 7 David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 8 Ben Bernanke 14th Chair of the Federal Reserve 9 Sonia Gandhi President of the Indian National Congress, Member of Parliament, India 10 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 President of the People's Republic of China 3 Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia 4 Ben Bernanke 14th Chair 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 and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques 10 Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founder and chairman of Microsoft
- ^ Michael Noer and Nicole Perlroth (11 November 2009). "The World's Most Powerful People". Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/09/world-most-powerful-leadership-power-09-intro.html. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
- Official Forbes site: The World's Most Powerful People 2010
- Official Forbes site: The World's Most Powerful People 2009
Forbes Magazine Lists Companies PeopleGeneralRichestList of billionaires · Forbes 400 PlacesAmerica's Best Colleges Sports Technology Lists on Forbes.com
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
List of European Commission portfolios — European Union This article is part of the series: Politics and government of the European Union … Wikipedia
List of Madonna awards — This is a comprehensive list of awards won by Madonna, an American pop singer songwriter. She has been active since 1982, age 24.Awards and achievementsMadonna has been nominated for twenty six Grammy Awards, seven of which she won, beginning… … Wikipedia
Forbes — is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, Forbes magazine, is published bi weekly. Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune , which is also published bi weekly, and Business Week … Wikipedia
List of University of Michigan business alumni — The parent article is at List of University of Michigan alumni This is a list of business alumni from the University of Michigan.Advertising/marketing*Leo Burnett, (BA 1914), Journalism. Advertising pioneer, founded the Leo Burnett Company in… … Wikipedia
List of Backstreet Boys awards — As one of the Best selling artists worldwide the Backstreet Boys have received numerous Awards and accolades in recognition of their worldwide success in the music industry. Below is the list of some of the awards, records and achievements of the … Wikipedia
List of Fordham University people — This is a list of notable alumni of Fordham University, a United States university in New York. Contents 1 Arts and letters 2 Business 3 Education 4 Entertainment … Wikipedia
The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) — The Wizard of Oz Theatrical release poster Directed by Victor Fleming Uncredited: Norman Taurog Richard Thorpe … Wikipedia
List of EastEnders characters (1985) — The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 1985, by order of first appearance. They were all introduced by executive producer Julia Smith. The first episode of EastEnders was broadcast on 19… … Wikipedia
List of political catch phrases — The following is a list of political catch phrases, that is, distinctive statements uttered by political figures that have gone on to become well known.They are distinct from political slogans in that they are often not deliberately created… … Wikipedia
The Clean Tech Revolution — The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity , is a 2007 book by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder, who argue that commercializing clean technologies is a profitable enterprise that is moving steadily into mainstream… … Wikipedia