World?s Most Powerful People 2010

With 6.8 billions population on the planet, ten most powerful people are recently picked. However, while “power” seems to be the most comprehensive definition on earth, have you ever wondered how they are chosen?


First, people look at the influence of this person over others. For example, with presidents or head states, the population is measured. With religious character, the number of the flock is considered. Secondly, financial issue is checked in comparison with their fellow. GDP, ranking on Forbes Global 2000, net worth are considered in turn respectively for political figures, CEOs, billionaires. Lastly, we find out that if they have any achievements or power in multiple spheres. The suspect list of more than 100 names soon is culled to 75 before seven Forbes editors rank them to produce the final list. These editors determine Hu Jintao, president of the People’s Republic of China as the most powerful man in the world. On the second place is ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama. On the following positions are Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, Vladimir Putin, Benedict XV, Angela Merkel, David Cameron, Ben Bernanke, Sonia Gandhi, Bill Gates.

Here is the list of ten representatives for power worldwide.


Hu Jintao, president of the People’s Republic of China takes part in the declaration ceremony at the end of the APEC Summit on November 15, 2009, in Singapore.


Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud attends the Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah for an emergency summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh on January 15, 2009.


Pope Benedict XVI greets the large flock at Westminster Cathedral in central London, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.


Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is seen when he leaves 10 Downing Street, his official residence, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010.


Chairperson of the UPA Government and Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi welcomed Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during a meeting at her residence in New Delhi on January 20, 2010


President Barack Obama has a come-down for last year’s most powerful person. The portrait was captured on Jan. 13, 2009.


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in a meeting with the leadership of the United Russia party at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence in Moscow, Saturday, Oct., 2, 2010.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel is captures in an European Council summit on September 16, 2010 in Brussels.


Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is in the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee September 30, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


Bill Gates smiles at the press conference for “Waiting for Superman” at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.




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