Maybe some of us (including me) not agree with the list. But it is the list from Forbes.com on who is world’s most powerful people. Just look yourself
1. Barack Obama
President, United States of America
Age : 51
The winner of the 2012 US presidential election this year. As a US president he will become the commander in chief of the world’s greatest military and head of the sole economic and cultural superpower and leader of the free world.
2. Angela Merkel
Age : 58
The world’s most powerful woman is member of European Union. She carries the fate of the euro on her shoulders. She has served as chancellor since 2005 but one of her biggest challenges still lies ahead.
3. Vladimir Putin
Putin reelected as a president for third 6 year after swapping posts with Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev. The ex-KGB strongman controls a nuclear tipped army, a permanent seat on the UN Security COuncil and some of the wold’s largest oil and gas reserves.
4. Bill Gates
Cochair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Age : 57
He is the world’s second richest man in the world. His wealth can be used for many things such as to persuade his peers to sign the ‘Giving Pledge’ promising to give away half their wealth.
5. Pope Benedict XVI
Pope, Roman Catholic Church
Age : 85
The Pope enjoys supreme, full, immediate and universal power over the souls of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world. As a leader of Vatican City, he’s also a head of state.
6. Ben Bernanke
Chairman , U.S Federal Reserve
Age : 59
As a chairman of American economy treasure he is strong on buying spree.
7. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud
King, Saudi Arabia
Age : 88
The monarch of the desert kingdom controls 20% of the world’s known oil reserves and guards Islam holiest cities.
8. Mario Draghi
President, European Central Bank
Age : 65
He is chief banker of the world’s largest currency are. He faces the big task of trying to maintain financial unity across 17 countries and it ain’t easy.
9. Xi Jinping
General Secretary, Communist Party of China
Age : 59
The man who will lead China for the next decade promoted to the Communist Party’s top position. Xi also took over as chairman of the Party’s Central Military Commission, putting him in control of the world’s largest army.
10. David Cameron
Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Age : 46
The youngest from top 10 of most powerful people. He faces a sustained economic downturn, a disillusioned electorate and rumblings from his own party over Britain’s future.
Source :- Finance Yahoo