Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People


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.[1]

2011 list (top 10)

# Individual Office / Position
1 increase Barack Obama President of the United States
2 increase Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia
3 decrease Hu Jintao President of the People's Republic of China
4 increase Angela Merkel 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 and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
7 increase Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
8 steady Ben Bernanke 14th Chair of the Federal Reserve
9 increase Mark Zuckerberg Founder of Facebook
10 decrease David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

2010 list (top 10)

# Individual Office / Position
1 increase Hu Jintao 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 and 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 Chancellor of Germany
7 increase David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
8 decrease Ben Bernanke 14th Chair 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 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

See also

References

  1. ^ 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. 

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