Vladimir Putin most powerful man on planet according to Forbes

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    Putin has solidified his control over Russia while Obama’s lame duck period has seemingly set in earlier than usual for a two-term president — latest example: the government shutdown mess. Anyone watching this year’s chess match over Syria and NSA leaks has a clear idea of the shifting individual power dynamics.


    The Most Powerful People in the World list is an annual snapshot of the heads of state, CEOs and financiers, philanthropists and NGO chiefs, billionaires, and entrepreneurs who truly rule the world. It represents the collective wisdom of top FORBES editors, who consider hundreds of nominees before ranking the planet’s top 72 power-brokers – one for every 100 million people on Earth — based on their scope of influence and their financial resources relative to their peers. (See full methodology here).



    This year’s list features 17 heads of state who run nations with a combined GDP of some $48 trillion — including the three most powerful people, Putin, Obama and Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the Communist Party of China. The 27 CEOs and chairs control over $3 trillion in annual revenues, and 12 are entrepreneurs, including new billionaires on the list, Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote (No. 64), founder of Dangote Group, and Oracle’s Larry Ellison (No. 58). Speaking of, this year’s class has 28 billionaires valued in excess of $564 billion.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinehoward/2013/10/30/the-worlds-most-powerful-people-2013/
     
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    Any Rothschild's mentioned in that article?
     
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    Putin would definitely win in a fight.
     
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    is he half alien too?
     
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    This year the votes for the World’s Most Powerful went to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He climbs one spot ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama, who held the title in 2012.
     
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    where was i on the list?
     
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    in between schmoopy and ryan lever.
     
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    Xi Jinping used to be my DJ name in Chinatown, NYC.
     
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    why would you expect her to be on the list? she's not secretary of state or even a senator anymore. what power do you expect her to have compared to the head of google, billionaire media moguls, presidents, and prime ministers?

    that crazy, dawg.
     
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    Umm, :secret: she will be running for President in 2016.
     
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    and if she wins she will be on the list. a presumptive presidential candidate has no power. did you think that rick santorum and michelle bachmann should have been on the list in 2012?
     
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    What difference does it make?!?!!?!?