Forbes’ Power List
Here are some facts from the Forbes magazine’s first-ever World’s Most Powerful People list
- Only three Indian businessmen feature: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, ArcelorMittal chairman Lakshmi N Mittal, and Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata.
- Dawood Ibrahim and Osama Bin Laden and a Mexican drug trafficker Jaoquin Guzman too feature in the strange list at ranks 50, 37 and 41, respectively.
- Infosys co-founder and UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani and Ratan Tata have been named a separate list of India’s seven most powerful people.
- Forbes prepared the list with four primary criteria in mind:
The number of people that a person influences;
A person’s ability to project power beyond his/her immediate sphere of influence;
What kind of financial resources does the person control of have access to; and
How actively does the person wields his/her power.
- Following table show the top 20 people and 4 Indian featuring in this list.
20 Most Powerful People in The World
|1||Barak Obama||President USA|
|2||Hu Jintao||People’s Republic of China|
|3||Vladimir Putin||Prime Minister Russia|
|4||Ben S. Bernanke||Chairman : Federal Reserve|
|5||Sergey Brin and Larry Page||Founders Google|
|6||Carlos Slim Helu||Chief executive , Telmex Mexico|
|7||Rupert Murdoch||Chairman, News Corp. U.S.|
|8||Michael T. Duke||President, CEO and Director , Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.|
|9||Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud||King, Saudi Arabia|
|10||William Gates III||Co-Chair , Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation U.S|
|11||Pope Benedict XVI||Pope, Roman Catholic Church , Vatican City|
|12||Silvio Berlusconi||Prime Minister , Italy|
|13||Jeffrey R. Immelt||Chairman , General electric|
|14||Warren Buffett||Chief executive, Berkshire Hathaway|
|15||Angela Merkel||Chancellor, Germany|
|16||Laurence D. Fink||Chairman, Blackrock Inc.|
|17||Hillary Clinton||Secretary of States, USA|
|18||Lloyd C. Blankfein||Chairman, Goldman Sachs|
|19||Li Changchun||Propaganda Chief , Communist Party of China|
|20||Michael Bloomberg||Mayor & Founder, New York City & Bloomberg LP.|
Indian’s in This List
|36||Man Mohan Singh||Prime Minister of India|
|44||Mukesh Ambani||Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited|
|55||Laxmi Mittal||ArcelorMittal ADS|
|59||Ratan Tata||Chairman Tata Group, India|