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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/Alexsey Druginyn/RIA Novosti

1: Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world right now, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. REUTERS/Alexsey Druginyn/RIA Novosti
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2: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is second. 

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2: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is second. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet

2: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is second. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet
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3. President Obama is third.


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3. President Obama is third. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

3. President Obama is third. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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4: Pope Francis. 

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4: Pope Francis. REUTERS/Max Rossi

4: Pope Francis. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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5. China's President Xi Jinping.


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5. China's President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

5. China's President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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6. Microsoft founder Bill Gates.


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6. Microsoft founder Bill Gates. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

6. Microsoft founder Bill Gates. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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7. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.



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7. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

7. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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8. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron.


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8. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

8. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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9: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 


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9: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

9: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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10. Google CEO Larry Page.


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10. Google CEO Larry Page. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

10. Google CEO Larry Page. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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11. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.


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11. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. REUTERS/Yves Herman

11. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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12. China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang.


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12. China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

12. China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
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13. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.


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13. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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

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14: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

14: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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15. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.


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15. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

15. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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16. France's President Francois Hollande.


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16. France's President Francois Hollande. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

16. France's President Francois Hollande. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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17: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. 



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17: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

17: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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18. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


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18. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

18. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl
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19: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. 


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19: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

19: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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20. JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon. 



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20. JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

20. JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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21: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 


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

21: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. REUTERS/Sebastian Scheiner/Pool
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22: Alibaba's Jack Ma. REUTERS/Stringer

22: Alibaba's Jack Ma. REUTERS/Stringer

22: Alibaba's Jack Ma. REUTERS/Stringer
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23: IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. 


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23: IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

23: IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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24: GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. 


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24: GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

24: GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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25: ExxonMobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson. 

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25: ExxonMobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

25: ExxonMobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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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/Joshua Roberts

26: Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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27: Apple CEO Tim Cook. 


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27: Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

27: Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach
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28: Toyota President Akio Toyoda. 


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28: Toyota President Akio Toyoda. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

28: Toyota President Akio Toyoda. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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29: David and Charles Koch of Koch Industries.  


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29: David and Charles Koch of Koch Industries. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

29: David and Charles Koch of Koch Industries. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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30: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. 


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

30: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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31: Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing. 

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31: Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

31: Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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32: Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon. 

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

32: Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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33: Samsung vice-chairman Jay Y. Lee. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

33: Samsung vice-chairman Jay Y. Lee. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

33: Samsung vice-chairman Jay Y. Lee. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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34: BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink. 


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34: BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink. REUTERS/Jason Reed

34: BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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35: Newscorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch. 

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35: Newscorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

35: Newscorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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36: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. 

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36: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

36: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
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37: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. 

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37: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

37: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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38: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. 

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38: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

38: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
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39: United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan. 

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39: United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

39: United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
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40: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 

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40: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. REUTERS/Juan Medina

40: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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