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World's most powerful people

1: Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world right now, according to the latest ranking from Forbes.



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1: Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world right now, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

1: Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world right now, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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2: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is second. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

2: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is second. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

2: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is second. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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3: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is third. 

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3: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is third. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

3: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is third. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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4: China's President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Aly Song

4: China's President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Aly Song

4: China's President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Aly Song
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5: Pope Francis. 


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5: Pope Francis. REUTERS/Max Rossi

5: Pope Francis. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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6: Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

6: Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

6: Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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7: Microsoft founder Bill Gates.


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7: Microsoft founder Bill Gates. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

7: Microsoft founder Bill Gates. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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8: Google CEO Larry Page.

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8: Google CEO Larry Page. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

8: Google CEO Larry Page. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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9: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

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9: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Jonathan Brady/Pool

9: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Jonathan Brady/Pool
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10: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

10: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

10: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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11: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.

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11: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

11: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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12: China's Premier Li Keqiang. 

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12: China's Premier Li Keqiang. REUTERS/Jason Lee

12: China's Premier Li Keqiang. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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13: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. 

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13: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. REUTERS/Neil Hall

13: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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14: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. 


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14: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

14: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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15: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.

 REUTERS/Rick Wilking

15: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

15: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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16: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. 



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16: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool

16: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool
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17: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.


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17: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

17: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
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19: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.  


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19: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

19: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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20: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

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20: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. REUTERS/Sebastian Scheiner/Pool

20: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. REUTERS/Sebastian Scheiner/Pool
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22: General Electric Chief Executive Jeff Immelt. 


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22: General Electric Chief Executive Jeff Immelt. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

22: General Electric Chief Executive Jeff Immelt. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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23: French President Francois Hollande. 



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23: French President Francois Hollande. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

23: French President Francois Hollande. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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24: Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson. 


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24: Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

24: Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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25: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

 REUTERS/Gary Cameron

25: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

25: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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26: Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein. 

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26: Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

26: Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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27: Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon. 

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27: Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

27: Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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28: Alibaba founder Jack Ma. 


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28: Alibaba founder Jack Ma. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

28: Alibaba founder Jack Ma. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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29: Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. 


REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

29: Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

29: Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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30: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

30: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

30: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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