“Forbes” just put out their list of the world’s most powerful people. According to them in the most overdramatic way possible it’s made up of people who, quote, “in various ways, bend the world to their will.” And this year The mosr powerful person in the world is China’s president Hu Jintao. (So Hu, is the most powerful man in the world, but Hu is the second? not Hu is number 1.. Sorry I can go on with this for hours….)
Their list compares 68 people. They’re heads of different countries, major religious figures, CEOs and entrepreneurs, terrorists and criminals, and media personalities, ranked by how many people they reach and affect.Oh, and President Obama came in second. The “Forbes” editors picked China’s president Hu Jintao ahead of him.
#3.) Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, king of Saudi Arabia.
#4.) Vladimir Putin, prime minister of Russia.
#5.) Pope Benedict the Sixteenth.
#6.) Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany.
#7.) David Cameron, prime minister of the U.K.
#8.) Ben Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
#9.) Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress political party.
#10.) Bill Gates, for his philanthropy, not Microsoft.