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Forbes List of Most powerful people with details
Forbes has released its list of most powerful people and as expected US President Barack Obama tops the chart, closely followed by Hu Jintao, the President of China. PM Manmohan Singh ranks 36 in the Forbes list, just ahead of Osama Bin Laden.

THE FORBES List of Worlds most powerful people:

 
RANK
NAME
TITLE
ORGANIZATION
AGE
1
Barack Obama
President
United States of America
48
2
Hu Jintao
President
People's Republic of China
66
3
Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister
Russia
57
4
Ben S. Bernanke
Chairman
Federal Reserve
55
5
Sergey Brin and Larry Page
Founders
Google
36
6
Carlos Slim Helu
Chief executive
Telmex
69
7
Rupert Murdoch
Chairman
News Corp.
78
8
Michael T. Duke
President, CEO and Director
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
59
9
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud
King
Saudi Arabia
85
10
William Gates III
Co-Chair
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
54
11
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope
Roman Catholic Church
82
12
Silvio Berlusconi
Prime Minister
Italy
73
13
Jeffery R. Immelt
Chairman
General Electric Company
53
14
Warren Buffett
Chief executive
Berkshire Hathaway
79
15
Angela Merkel
Chancellor
Germany
55
16
Laurence D. Fink
Chairman
BlackRock, Inc.
57
17
Hillary Clinton
Secretary of State
United States of America
62
18
Lloyd C. Blankfein
Chairman
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
55
19
Li Changchun
Propaganda Chief
Communist Party of China
65
20
Michael Bloomberg
Mayor & Founder
New York City & Bloomberg LP.
67
21
Timothy Geithner
Secretary
United States Treasury
48
22
Rex W. Tillerson
Chairman
ExxonMo Corp.
57
23
Li Ka-shing
Chairman
Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited
81
24
Kim Jong Il
Chairman of National Defense Commission
North Korea
68
25
Jean-Claude Trichet
President
European Central Bank
66
26
Masaaki Shirakawa
Governor
Bank of Japan
60
27
Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al Nahyan
Managing Director
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
41
28
Akio Toyoda
Chief executive
Toyota Motor Corporation ADS
53
29
Gordon Brown
Prime Minister
United Kingdom
58
30
James S. Dimon
Chairman
JPMorgan Chase & Company
53
31
Bill Clinton
Former President
United States of America
63
32
William H. Gross
Chief Investment Officer
Pacific Investment Management Company
65
33
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
President
Brazil
64
34
Lou Jiwei
Chairman
China Investment Corporation
59
35
Yukio Hatoyama
Prime Minister
Japan
62
36
Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister
India
77
37
Osama bin Laden
Founder
al-Qaeda
52
38
Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani
Prime Minister
Pakistan
57
39
Tenzin Gyatso
Dalai Lama
Tibet
74
40
Ali Hoseini-Khamenei
Grand Ayatollah
Shi'a
70
41
Joaquin Guzman
Drug Trafficker
Sinaloa Cartel
52
42
Igor Sechin
Deputy Prime Minister
Russia
49
43
Dmitry Medvedev
President
Russia
44
44
Mukesh Ambani
Chairman
Reliance Industries Limited
52
45
Oprah Winfrey
Media Personality
The Oprah Winfrey Show
55
46
Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister
Israel
60
47
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Managing Director
International Monetary Fund
60
48
Zhou Xiaochuan
Governor
People's Bank of China
61
49
John Roberts Jr.
Chief Justice
United States Supreme Court
54
50
Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar
Head
D-Company
53
51
William Keller
Executive Editor
The New York Times
60
52
Bernard Arnault
Chairman
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
60
53
Joseph S. Blatter
President
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA)
73
54
Wadah Khanfar
Director-General
Al Jazeera
41
55
Lakshmi Mittal
Chairman
ArcelorMittal ADS
59
56
Nicolas Sarkozy
President
France
54
57
Steve Jobs
Chief executive
Apple, Inc.
54
58
Fujio Mitarai
Chairman
Canon, Inc. ADR
74
59
Ratan Tata
Chairman
Tata Group
71
60
Jacques Rogge
President
International Olympic Committee
67
61
Li Rongrong
Chairman
State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council
65
62
Blairo Maggi
Governor
Mato Grasso
53
63
Robert B. Zoellick
President
World Bank
56
64
Antonio Guterres
High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations
60
65
Mark John Thompson
Director-General
British Broadcasting Corporation
52
66
Klaus Schwab
Founder
World Economic Forum
71
67
Hugo Chavez
President
Venezuela
55
 

 

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