American business magazine, Forbes, which features articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics has updated its list of the world’s most powerful people.
This is the list according to Forbes:
- Vladimir PutinV
Russian President Vladimir Putin was ranked as the world’s most powerful leader by Forbes after Russia managed to put US threat of an attack on Syria at bay. Russia also gave asylum to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed classified US intelligence information.
2. Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked second on the list. The world’s most powerful woman is the backbone of the European Union and carries the fate of the euro on her shoulders.
3. Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama was ranked third.
4. Pope Francis
Janet Yellen, Chair of the US Federal Reserve takes the seventh place.
8. David Cameron
David Cameron, former British Prime Minister, takes eight place. He was the Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
9. Narendra Modi
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is ninth on the list. Modi has been commended internationally on his efforts in making peace with neighbouring country Pakistan.
10. Larry Page