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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.

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

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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2. President Obama is second.

2. President Obama is second.

2. President Obama is second.
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3. China's President Xi Jinping is third.

3. China's President Xi Jinping is third.

3. China's President Xi Jinping is third.
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4. Pope Francis is fourth.

4. Pope Francis is fourth.

4. Pope Francis is fourth.
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5. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is fifth.

5. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is fifth.

5. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is fifth.
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6. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

6. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

6. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
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7. Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

7. Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

7. Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
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8. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.

8. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.

8. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.
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9. Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

9. Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

9. Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
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10. Google CEO Larry Page.

10. Google CEO Larry Page.

10. Google CEO Larry Page.
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10. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron.

10. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron.

10. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron.
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11. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud.

11. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud.

11. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud.
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12. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.

12. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.

12. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.
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13. China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

13. China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

13. China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang.
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14. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

14. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

14. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.
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15. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

15. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

15. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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16. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

16. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

16. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
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17. France's President Francois Hollande.

17. France's President Francois Hollande.

17. France's President Francois Hollande.
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18. JPMorgan Chase and Co. chairman Jamie Dimon.

18. JPMorgan Chase and Co. chairman Jamie Dimon.

18. JPMorgan Chase and Co. chairman Jamie Dimon.
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19. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

19. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

19. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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20. Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil.

20. Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil.

20. Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil.
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