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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2016 Top 20 Most Powerful People in the World


Annually, Forbes.com released its list of Most Powerful People in the World. The website said that out of nearly 7.4 billion people on Earth, these 20 men and women make the world turn.

Forbes.com choose these people to base on four dimensions;

1. Forbes asked whether the candidate has power over lots of people.

2. They assessed the financial resources controlled by each person.

3. They determined if the candidate is powerful in multiple spheres.

4. They made sure that the candidates actively used their power.

Based on the final ranking made by the panel of Forbes editors, here are the 20 most powerful people in the world.


20. Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister, Israel


19. Jamie Dimon

CEO, JPMorgan Chase
PMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States , with operations worldwide.

18. Ali Hoseini-Khamenei
Grand Ayatollah, Iran


17. Carlos Slim Helu

Chair, Grupo Carso

Grupo Carso or Grupo Sanborns SAB is a global conglomerate company owned by Carlos Slim. It was formed in 1990 after the merger of CorporaciĆ³n Industrial Carso and Grupo Inbursa. The name Carso stands for Carlos Slim and Soumaya Domit de Slim, his late wife.


16. Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
King, Saudi Arabia



15. Warren Buffett

CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
A diversified company with major interest in GEICO, life insurance, annuity sales and sales of jewelry.


14. Jeff Bezos

CEO, Amazon
Online retailer of books, movies, music and games along with electronics, toys, apparel, sports, tools, groceries and general home and garden items.


13.Theresa May
Prime Minister, U.K.

12. Li Keqiang
Prime Minister of China

11. Mario Draghi
President, European Central Bank




10. Mark Zuckerberg
CEO, Facebook

Facebook (FB) is an American for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes



9. Narendra Modi
Prime Minister, India


8. Larry Page
President, Alphabet

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate founded on October 2, 2015, by the two founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, with Page serving as CEO and Brin as President.It is the parent company of Google and several other companies previously owned by them.



7. Bill Gates
Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a grant-making foundation supports initiatives in education, world health and population, and community giving in the Pacific Northwest.


6. Janet Yellen

Chair, Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States. It was created on December 23, 1913.

5. Pope Francis

Pope, Roman Catholic Church




4. Xi Jinping

General Secretary, Communist Party Of China


3. Angela Merkel

Chancellor, Germany

2. Donald Trump

President, U.S.

1. Vladimir Putin

President, Russia


On the other hand, our very own President Rodrigo Duterte is number 70 in the list.

The Forbes magazine said, "Duterte has a tendency to say what he thinks, no matter how raw," a trait that "keeps him in the headlines."



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