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<p>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/Aleksey Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Pool

1: Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world right now, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. REUTERS/Aleksey Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Pool

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<p>2: U.S. President Barack Obama is second. 

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2: U.S. President Barack Obama is second. REUTERS./Jessica Gow/Scanpix

2: U.S. President Barack Obama is second. REUTERS./Jessica Gow/Scanpix

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<p>3: China's President Xi Jinping. 

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3: China's President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

3: China's President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>4: Pope Francis. 

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4: Pope Francis. REUTERS/Max Rossi

4: Pope Francis. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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<p>5: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

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5: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

5: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>6: Bill Gates. 

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6: Bill Gates. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

6: Bill Gates. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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<p>7: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. 

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7: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

7: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>8: Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. 
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8: Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency

8: Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency

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<p>9: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. 


REUTERS/Lisi Niesner</p>

9: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

9: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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<p>10: Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke.


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10: Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

10: Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>11: British Prime Minister David Cameron. 

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11: British Prime Minister David Cameron. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

11: British Prime Minister David Cameron. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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<p>12: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya</p>

12: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya

12: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya

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<p>13: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett. 

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13: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

13: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>14: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. 

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14: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. REUTERS/Luong Thai Linh/Pool

14: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. REUTERS/Luong Thai Linh/Pool

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<p>15: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. 


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15: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

15: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

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<p>16: ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson. 

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16: ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

16: ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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<p>17: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. 

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17: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

17: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>17: Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz</p>

17: Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

17: Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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<p>18: French President Francois Hollande. 

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18: French President Francois Hollande. REUTERS/Joe Penney

18: French President Francois Hollande. REUTERS/Joe Penney

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<p>19: Apple CEO Tim Cook. 


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19: Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

19: Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>20: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. 

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20: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. REUTERS /Ueslei Marcelino

20: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. REUTERS /Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>21: Chief of India's ruling congress party Sonia Gandhi. 

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21: Chief of India's ruling congress party Sonia Gandhi. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

21: Chief of India's ruling congress party Sonia Gandhi. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>22: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.


 REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

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

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

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<p>23: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 

 
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23: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. REUTERS/khamenei.ir

23: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. REUTERS/khamenei.ir

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<p>24: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. 

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24: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

24: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>25: General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt. 


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25: General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt. REUTERS/Mike Segar

25: General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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