The World's Most Powerful People

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The World's Most Powerful People

:-Michael Noer and Nicole Perlroth
"I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies." --Napoleon Bonaparte Power has been called many things. The ultimate aphrodisiac. An absolute corrupter. A mistress. A violin. But its true nature remains elusive. After all, a head of state wields a very different sort of power than a religious figure. Can one really compare the influence of a journalist to that of a terrorist? And is power unexercised power at In compiling our first ranking of the World's Most Powerful People we wrestled with these questions--and many more--before deciding to define power in four dimensions. First, we asked, does the person have influence over lots of other people? Pope Benedict XVI, ranked 11th on our list, is the spiritual leader of more than a billion souls, or about one-sixth of the world's population, while Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke (No. 8) is the largest private-sector employer in the United States. Then we assessed the financial resources controlled by these individuals. Are they relatively large compared with their peers? For heads of state we used GDP, while for CEOs, we looked at a composite ranking of market capitalization, profits, assets and revenues as reflected on our annual ranking of the World's 2000 Largest Companies. In certain instances, like New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller (No. 51), we judged the resources at his disposal compared with others in the industry. For billionaires, like Bill Gates (No. 10), net worth was also a factor. Next we determined if they are powerful in multiple spheres. There are only 67 slots on our list--one for every 100 million people on the planet--so being powerful in just one area is not enough to guarantee a spot. Our picks project their influence in myriad ways. Take Italy's colorful prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi (No. 12) who is a politician, a media monopolist and owner of soccer powerhouse A.C. Milan, or Oprah Winfrey (No. 45) who can manufacture a bestseller and an American President.

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Lastly, we insisted that our choices actively use their power. Ingvar Kamprad, the 83-year-old entrepreneur behind Ikea and the richest man in Europe, was an early candidate for this list, but was excluded because he doesn't exercise his power. On the other hand, Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin (No. 3) scored points because he likes to throw his weight around by jailing oligarchs, invading neighboring countries and periodically cutting off Western Europe's supply of natural gas. To calculate the final rankings, five Forbes senior editors ranked all of our candidates in each of these four dimensions of power. Those individual rankings were averaged into a composite score, which determined who placed above (or below) whom. U.S. President Barack Obama emerged, unanimously, as the world's most powerful person, and by a wide margin. But there were a number of surprises. Former President George W. Bush didn't come close to making the final cut, while his predecessor in the Oval Office, Bill Clinton, ranks 31st, ahead of a number of sitting heads of government. Apple's Steve Jobs easily made the list, while Arnold Schwarzenegger, the movie star governor of California (which alone has an economy larger than Canada's) did not. This ranking is intended to be the beginning of a conversation, not the final word. Is the Dalai Lama (No. 39) really more powerful than the president of France (No. 56)? Do despicable criminals like billionaire Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán (No. 41) belong on this list at all? Who did we overlook? What did we get wrong?

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List of 67 Powerful People 1. Barack Obama 2. Hu Jintao 3. Vladimir Putin 4. Ben S. Bernanke 5. Sergey Brin and Larry Page 6. Carlos Slim Helu 7. Rupert Murdoch 8. Michael T. Duke 9. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud 10. William Gates III 11. Pope Benedict XVI 12. Silvio Berlusconi 13. Jeffrey R. Immelt 14. Warren Buffett 15. Angela Merkel 16. Laurence D. Fink 17. Hillary Clinton 18. Lloyd C. Blankfein 19. Li Changchun 20. Michael Bloomberg 21. Timothy Geithner 22. Rex W. Tillerson 23. Li Ka-shing 24. Kim Jong Il 25. Jean-Claude Trichet 26. Masaaki Shirakawa 27. Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al Nahyan 28. Akio Toyoda 29. Gordon Brown 30. James S. Dimon 31. Bill Clinton 32. William H. Gross 33. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva 34. Lou Jiwei 35. Yukio Hatoyama 36. Manmohan Singh 37. Osama bin Laden 38. Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani 39. Tenzin Gyatso 40. Ali Hoseini-Khamenei 41. Joaquin Guzman 42. Igor Sechin 43. Dmitry Medvedev 44. Mukesh Ambani 45. Oprah Winfrey 46. Benjamin Netanyahu 47. Dominique Strauss-Kahn 48. Zhou Xiaochuan 49. John Roberts Jr. 50. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar 51. William Keller 52. Bernard Arnault 53. Joseph S. Blatter 54. Wadah Khanfar 55. Lakshmi Mittal 56. Nicolas Sarkozy 57. Steve Jobs 58. Fujio Mitarai 59. Ratan Tata 60. Jacques Rogge 61. Li Rongrong 62. Blairo Maggi 63. Robert B. Zoellick 64. Antonio Guterres 65. Mark John Thompson 66. Klaus Schwab 67. Hugo Chavez

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#1 Barack Obama
How powerful is he? Let's count the ways: Presides over world's largest, most innovative, most dynamic economy; commander-in-chief of planet's richest, deadliest military; finger on button of nuclear arsenal containing more than 5,000 warheads; head-of-state of world's sole superpower; his Democrats have majorities in both U.S.

President -United States of America Age: 48

How powerful is he? Let's count the ways: Presides over world's largest, most innovative, most dynamic economy; commander-in-chief of planet's richest, deadliest military; finger on button of nuclear arsenal containing more than 5,000 warheads; head-of-state of world's sole superpower; his Democrats have majorities in both U.S. House and Senate; recently awarded Nobel Peace Prize, apparently for general awesomeness. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_obama

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#2 Hu Jintao
Paramount political leader of more people than anyone else on the planet; 1.3 billion Chinese, some 70% in their prime working years of ages 15 to 64 powering world's low-cost workshop, transforming nation.

President - People's Republic of China Age: 66

Paramount political leader of more people than anyone else on the planet; 1.3 billion Chinese, some 70% in their prime working years of ages 15 to 64 powering world's low-cost workshop, transforming nation. Biggest buyer of U.S. debt avoided Chinese meltdown during financial crisis with massive stimulus package to encourage domestic spending. "Coming-out party" at 2008 Beijing Olympic Games showcased young, modern, harmonious society; reality often quite different—few political, religious, press freedoms; brutal suppression of Tibet; refusal to acknowledge Taiwanese independence. Still, credible estimates have China poised to overtake U.S. as world's largest economy in 25 years— although, crucially, not on a per-capita basis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu_Jintao

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#3 Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister might as well be known as Czar, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russians.

Prime Minister - Russia Age: 57

Prime Minister might as well be known as Czar, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russians. Vastly more powerful than his handpicked head-of-state, President Dmitry Medvedev. Presides over one-ninth of Earth's land area, vast energy and mineral resources. Former KGB officer unafraid to wield his power; invading Georgia, cutting off natural gas supplies to Ukraine or Western Europe (again). Declared nuclear power has veto on U.N.'s Security Council. The anti-Obama: "I'm deeply convinced that constant change is not for the better." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Putin

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#4 Ben S. Bernanke
Former chairman of Princeton's economics department and noted Great Depression scholar now guiding world's largest economy through Great Recession; has overseen massive growth in Fed's balance sheet, from less than $900 billion in liabilities in August 2008 to more than $2.1 trillion today.

Chairman - Federal Reserve U.S. Age: 55

Former chairman of Princeton's economics department and noted Great Depression scholar now guiding world's largest economy through Great Recession; has overseen massive growth in Fed's balance sheet, from less than $900 billion in liabilities in August 2008 to more than $2.1 trillion today. With federal funds rate now effectively 0%, the so-called Bernanke Doctrine calls for using monetary policy to stave off deflation. "The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press, that allows it to produce as many dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_S._Bernanke

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#5 Sergey Brin and Larry Page
If knowledge is power, maybe information is too.

Founders - Google U.S. Age: 36

If knowledge is power, maybe information is too. Brainy duo met in Stanford computer science Ph.D. program, now trying to put all the world's information at your fingertips. Known for collecting best and brightest young tech talent at Mountain View, Calif., "Googleplex"; employees encouraged to spend one day a week on personal projects; company often named "Best Place To Work" in America. Google guys' combined net worth of $30.6 billion would place them third on the Forbes 400. Yet despite professed intentions to "do no evil," Google is blamed in some quarters for decimating traditional publishing, journalism. Brin: "Some say Google is God, others say Google is Satan." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Brin

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#6 Carlos Slim Helu
World's third-richest man is dominant economic force in Mexico, personal fortune equivalent to some 2% of Mexican GDP.

Chief executive -Telmex Mexico Age: 69

World's third-richest man is dominant economic force in Mexico, personal fortune equivalent to some 2% of Mexican GDP. Telecommunications monopolist: His Telemex owns 90% of Mexico's fixed telephone lines; his TelCel has 90% of wireless market. Also head of group dedicated to improving Mexico's roads, energy infrastructure, water supply. New focus, media: Last fall snapped up 7% stake in the New York Times Co., largest after Sulzberger owner-family. "I think it's perverse to believe there shouldn't be strong companies in poor countries."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Slim_Helu

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#7 Rupert Murdoch
"The man who owns the news" still believes in print, not afraid to use vast media holdings to further personal political views.

Chairman- News Corp. U.S. Age: 78

"The man who owns the news" still believes in print, not afraid to use vast media holdings to further personal political views. Media empire includes leading British (the Times), Australian (The Australian), American (The Wall Street Journal) newspapers, in addition to tabloids like the New York Post and The Sun (U.K.). Also movies (20th Century Fox), books (HarperCollins), television (Fox, BSkyB), online (MySpace). Weak ad-marketing hurting his News Corp.: net loss of $3.4 billion in fiscal 2009, stock off March lows, but still well below 2007 levels, when he made a $5.6 billion gamble on Dow Jones. Accused Google of stealing content; threatened to block search engine from indexing his Web sites. "Quality journalism isn't cheap."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Murdoch

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#8 Michael T. Duke
Runs world's largest retailer, more country than company: $401 billion in annual sales, 2 million employees, 8,000 stores. President, CEO and Director -Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. U.S. Age: 59

Runs world's largest retailer, more country than company: $401 billion in annual sales, 2 million employees, 8,000 stores. Wal-Mart alone is China's eighth-largest trading partner. Largest private-sector employer in U.S.; favorite target of unions; blamed and praised for backing Obama health care proposals, shifting economic power from manufacturers to retailers, from mom-and-pop to big box. "I am competitive by nature and I want to win."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Duke

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#9 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud
Absolute ruler of desert kingdom that contains the world's largest crude oil reserves, two holiest sites in Islam.

King - Saudi Arabia Age: 85

Absolute ruler of desert kingdom that contains the world's largest crude oil reserves, two holiest sites in Islam. State-owned oil producer Saudi Aramco most profitable company on Earth, earns more than $200 billion a year, has reserves of 260 billion barrels or 25% of planet's known supply. Ultimate succession unclear: 85-year-old king's official heir is 81-year-old Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. In 2006, established committee of senior princes to ensure smooth transition in the event both become incapacitated.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_of_Saudi_Arabia

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#10 William Gates III
Richest man in the world monopolized, transformed software business. Co-Chair -Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation U.S. Age: 54

Richest man in the world monopolized, transformed software business. More than 85% of world's hundreds of millions of computer users stare at, struggle with, Microsoft products on daily basis. Second act: Saving the world. Still Microsoft chairman, but now devotes day-to-day to his Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, the largest charity on Earth with $34 billion endowment. Foundation devoted to reducing hunger, improving education and fighting diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates

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11 Pope Benedict XVI
Spiritual leader is highest earthly authority for 1 billion souls, or about onesixth of planet's population; runs Catholic Church, world's oldest, largest multinational. Pope -Roman Catholic Church Vatican City Age: 82

Spiritual leader is highest earthly authority for 1 billion souls, or about one-sixth of planet's population; runs Catholic Church, world's oldest, largest multinational. A staunch traditionalist, unbending on reproductive matters, yet conservatism comforting to many.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XVI

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#12 Silvio Berlusconi
Prime Minister of Italy also media monopolist: Owns three television networks outright, controls three others through state.

Prime Minister Italy Age: 73

Prime Minister of Italy also media monopolist: Owns three television networks outright, controls three others through state. Also magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies. Beyond politics and publishing, sports: His AC Milan is one of the world's premier soccer teams. Colorful private life, bribery allegations, Cabinet member picks have caused him to be depicted as Europe's buffoon. Unfazed: Calls himself "the Jesus Christ of Italian politics."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvio_Berlusconi

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13 Jeffrey R. Immelt
Heads General Electric, world's largest company. Chairman -General Electric Company U.S. Age: 53

Heads General Electric, world's largest company. Financial services account for more than half of revenue, but also has major presence in energy, media, transportation and aviation. Company breeding ground for top executive talent; former GE brass have run companies ranging from Boeing to Rubbermaid. Company poised to profit from Obama health care plans and clean energy initiatives; one of planet's largest manufacturers of wind turbines. Yes we can: "You can either sit with a hood over your head and pretend things won't change, or you can get ready for it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_R._Immelt

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#14 Warren Buffett
Greatest value investor of all time shrewdly profiting from global financial crisis; snapped up stakes in Goldman Sachs, General Electric during darkest days of 2008; opponent of inherited wealth has bequeathed vast majority of $40 billion fortune to buddy Bill Gates and his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Chief executive -Berkshire Hathaway U.S. Age: 79

Greatest value investor of all time shrewdly profiting from global financial crisis; snapped up stakes in Goldman Sachs, General Electric during darkest days of 2008; opponent of inherited wealth has bequeathed vast majority of $40 billion fortune to buddy Bill Gates and his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Buffett

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#15 Angela Merkel
Most powerful woman on planet.

Chancellor Germany Age: 55

Most powerful woman on planet. As chancellor of Germany, oversees Europe's largest economy and fifth-largest in the world with $2.9 trillion GDP; renowned free-market champion and favorite of big business, favors Euro over waning greenback. Green cred: Leading European charge against greenhouse gases.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Merkel

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#16 Laurence D. Fink
BlackRock CEO on permanent speed-dial at U.S. Chairman BlackRock, Inc. U.S. Age: 57

BlackRock CEO on permanent speed-dial at U.S. Treasury; investment firm will double assets under management to $3 trillion once June purchase of British banking giant Barclay's closes, making BlackRock world's largest money manager. Surprisingly candid: "What little hair I have left is rankled when people suggest that just because we are involved in many things, we are assumed to be guilty."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_D._Fink

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#17 Hillary Clinton
Not president, but now more popular. Secretary of State United States of America Age: 62

Not president, but now more popular. Latest Gallup poll gives Clinton a six-point approval rating lead over her boss. Former junior senator from New York is now earth-shaker as U.S. Secretary of State. Tough job, though: Must deal with two foreign wars, resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict, improve America's image abroad, tame Iran, North Korea and husband.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton

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#18 Lloyd C. Blankfein
Corner office at Goldman Sachs earned him highest pay on Wall Street, big headache.

Chairman Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. U.S. Age: 55

Corner office at Goldman Sachs earned him highest pay on Wall Street, big headache. Bank everyone loves to hate shrewdly hedged subprime market, steered investment bank through financial mess—with $12.9 billion in "trickledown" help from Uncle Sam. Earned moniker "Government Sachs" for close ties to White House, high government posts held by Goldman alums. Quickly paid back government, with interest, earning $3.2 billion in blowout third-quarter profit on $12.4 billion revenue. Grab your pitchforks, populace: Already earmarked $16 billion (year-to-date) for bonuses.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_C._Blankfein

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#19 Li Changchun
Controls what 1.3 billion Chinese see, hear, speak.

Propaganda Chief Communist Party of China China Age: 65

Controls what 1.3 billion Chinese see, hear, speak. Keeps "unhealthy information" (Dalai Lama, Tiananmen Square, Falun Gong) from world's largest Internet user population, estimated at 340 million. Controls CCTV, China's leading television network. Together with China Mobile, state-controlled mobile service company, switched customers' cellphone ring-back tones to patriotic beats for country's 60th birthday. Lyrics: "Only when we have a strong country can we have a prosperous family."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Changchun

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#20 Michael Bloomberg
Spent record $90 million of personal fortune to extend NYC mayoral term limit and eke out victory. Mayor & Founder New York City & Bloomberg LP. U.S. Age: 67

Spent record $90 million of personal fortune to extend NYC mayoral term limit and eke out victory. Forecasts predict NYC's tax revenues will fall 28%—nearly $7 billion—in 2010. On bright side, world's 17th-richest man can afford to take $1 salary. Owns 88% of financial data and news outfit Bloomberg L.P.—and now, BusinessWeek. Doled out some $800 million to charity in last five years. Doesn't hold back: "You know what you should do is go out and make a billion dollars first, and then run for office." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bloomberg

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#21 Timothy Geithner
Bailout decider presides over financial equivalent of Cuban Missile Crisis. Secretary United States Treasury U.S. Age: 48

Bailout decider presides over financial equivalent of Cuban Missile Crisis. Less than inspiring rollout didn't inspire much confidence. Now with health care, energy bills stalled, pressure mounting to sell financial reform to Congress, Wall Street buddies. Updated job description: Keeping tabs on $700 billion in bailout funds, restructuring banks, directing auto and housing recovery, staving off protectionist demands, defending Obamanomics. Could use a personal day: Says reports of 100-hour workweeks grossly underestimated. "There is no typical day, and it's so much worse than you think."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Geithner

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#22 Rex W. Tillerson
No-apologies cowboy runs world's largest, richest publicly traded oil company.

Chairman ExxonMobil Corp. U.S. Age: 57

No-apologies cowboy runs world's largest, richest publicly traded oil company. Congress, consumers putty in hands. While competitors cut staff, Tillerson reinvests, this time in alternative energy. Appeasing shareholders with $7 billion in dividends and stock buybacks. Closet tree-hugger? Acknowledged global warming, doled out more than $600 million for algae farms that turn sunlight into fuel, even bigger bets on natural gas. "We are long-term-driven, and we're patient. And we're not opportunity-constrained."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_W._Tillerson

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#23 Li Ka-shing
"Superman's" net worth down $10 billion in past year as Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa stock tumbled. Chairman Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited Hong Kong Age: 81

"Superman's" net worth down $10 billion in past year as Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa stock tumbled. Upside, still world's largest operator of container terminals, major health and beauty retailer, supplier of electricity to Hong Kong and lucrative real estate developer. Generous: calls philanthropy "third son," plans to give one-third of wealth to charity. Athletic too: plays golf every day; reportedly sank his 15th hole-in-one in September.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ka-shing

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#24 Kim Jong Il
"Dear Leader" adept at playing high-stakes nuclear poker; hard to read bluff of man who reportedly uses body doubles, wears height-enhancing platform shoes.

Chairman of National Defense Commission North Korea Age: 68

"Dear Leader" adept at playing high-stakes nuclear poker; hard to read bluff of man who reportedly uses body doubles, wears height-enhancing platform shoes. Despite population perpetually on the brink of starvation, Jong Il maintains world's fourth-largest active standing army, pursues policy of "military first" in allocating national resources.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-il

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#25 Jean-Claude Trichet
Responsible for monetary policy in world's second-largest economic area; 16 member states of Eurozone now contribute some 15% of world GDP. President European Central Bank France Age: 66

Responsible for monetary policy in world's second-largest economic area; 16 member states of Eurozone now contribute some 15% of world GDP. Unlike U.S. Fed, European Central Bank traditionally has focused on controlling inflation rather than spurring economic growth, a bias fiercely challenged by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Trichet

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#26 Masaaki Shirakawa
Veteran banker first joined Bank of Japan in 1972; holds graduate degree in economics from the University of Chicago; runs one of world's most important central banks. Governor - Bank of Japan Japan Age: 60

Veteran banker first joined Bank of Japan in 1972; holds graduate degree in economics from the University of Chicago; runs one of world's most important central banks. Recently relaxed some emergency measures implemented in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, including outright purchases of corporate bonds, yet kept benchmark interest rate at rock-bottom 0.1%.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaaki_Shirakawa

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#27 Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al Nahyan
Elusive managing director runs world's largest sovereign wealth fund.

Managing Director - Abu Dhabi Investment Authority U.A.E. Age: 41

Elusive managing director runs world's largest sovereign wealth fund. But with disastrous bets in failing U.S. banks—including a $7.5 billion injection in Citigroup—fund may have lost top-dog status to Norway's $445 billion Government Pension Fund.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_bin_Zayed_Al_Nahyan

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#28 Akio Toyoda
Grandson of Toyota Motor founder now runs world's biggest automaker, thirdlargest company overall.

Chief executive Toyota Motor Corporation ADS Japan Age: 53

Grandson of Toyota Motor founder now runs world's biggest automaker, thirdlargest company overall. Industry stalwart not unaffected by global financial crisis; closed Japanese plants for 11 days, borrowed money from governmentbacked bank, posted operating loss of nearly $2 billion in fiscal year ended March 2009, first unprofitable year since 1938. Yet with impressive lineup of fuelefficient vehicles, including fashionable hybrids, should emerge strongly from downturn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akio_Toyoda

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#29 Gordon Brown
Previously longest continually serving Chancellor of the Exchequer in the U.K.

Prime Minister United Kingdom Age: 58

Previously longest continually serving Chancellor of the Exchequer in the U.K. (1997-2007) in recent history, Brown presided over good old days for Labour party: low inflation and unemployment. Finally moving out of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's shadow in 2007 should have put a smile on the dour Scot's face. But subprime mess and Blair's Middle East legacy took care of that. Gained plaudits for global social justice efforts, though. Recently insisted the Labour party was "not done yet." U.K. voters decide in June.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Brown

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30 James S. Dimon
White knight in vilified industry. Chairman - JPMorgan Chase & Company U.S. Age: 53

White knight in vilified industry. Modern-day Count of Monte Cristo: Former mentor Sandy Weill fired him from Citigroup, now JPMorgan chief has last laugh. Citi still on life support while JPMorgan netted $3.6 billion last quarter, up from $527 million the year before. Practiced elbow-rubber, major player in financial reform. Visits buddies Rahm, Obama almost once a month. "I am far more concerned about my country ... than my company." Spoken like someone pondering a next move—say, to Washington.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Dimon

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#31 Bill Clinton
No longer president, not yet first gentleman, but still commands powerful role on global stage.

Former President United States of America Age: 63

No longer president, not yet first gentleman, but still commands powerful role on global stage. Recent mission to North Korea to free U.S. journalists demonstrated enduring influence (or expendability). "It's good that we have a [term] limit. Otherwise I would have stayed until I was carried away in a coffin. Or defeated in an election."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton

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#32 William H. Gross
World's most powerful call him for advice. Chief Investment Officer Pacific Investment Management Company U.S. Age: 65

World's most powerful call him for advice. Buffett sings his praises. Fixedincome pioneer one of first to trade bonds for profit. Spared clients from subprime mortgage crisis. Consigliore to treasury now poised to make killing in recovery. Personally manages PIMCO's Total Return fund, with $190 billion in assets. Fund reaped $1.7 billion the day of Fannie/Freddie bailout alone. Believes troubled banks are too numerous for government to nationalize all of them: "The U.S. isn't Sweden, and not just because our blondes aren't au naturel."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_H._Gross

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#33 Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
"Lula" runs world's pantry, top exporter of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry—exported $58 billion in farm products last year alone.

President Brazil Age: 64

"Lula" runs world's pantry, top exporter of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry—exported $58 billion in farm products last year alone. Pet projects: tapping into vast oil fields off Brazilian coast, making country No. 1 in projected $125 billion carbon market. No pushover: "It offends me to see fingers pointed at clean energy from biofuels, fingers dirty with oil and coal." At G-20, blamed financial crisis on the "white and blue-eyed"; slapped 2% tax on foreign investment to stop surging Brazilian real, up more than 30% against dollar this year. Foreign investors unlikely to back off, though. Natural resources and infrastructure just too yummy to pass up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luiz_In%C3%A1cio_Lula_da_Silva

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#34 Lou Jiwei
Runs China's $200 billion sovereign wealth fund. Chairman - China Investment Corporation China Age: 59

Runs China's $200 billion sovereign wealth fund. Took heavy hits from big bets on Morgan Stanley ($5 billion), Blackstone ($3 billion). But recovery whetting appetite: took $850 million stake in commodities trading company Noble Group to shore up agricultural commodities, following 2008 global food crisis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Jiwei

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#35 Yukio Hatoyama
Japan's newly elected prime minister won commanding victory over 50-year incumbent party with pledges to jumpstart economy, improve foreign relations.

Prime Minister Japan Age: 62

Japan's newly elected prime minister won commanding victory over 50-year incumbent party with pledges to jumpstart economy, improve foreign relations. Wants to redefine "BFF" relationship with U.S.; stressing "equal" relationship, "reconsidering" U.S. troop presence. Nickname: "The Space Alien."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukio_Hatoyama

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36 Manmohan Singh
Soft-spoken Sikh economist won landslide re-election victory despite sharp slowdown, poverty and non-Hindu faith.

Prime Minister India Age: 77

Soft-spoken Sikh economist won landslide re-election victory despite sharp slowdown, poverty and non-Hindu faith. Credited with transforming India's quasi-socialist economy into world's second-fastest-growing. As finance minister (1991-1996), abolished cumbersome "Licence Raj" requirements and opened up India to foreign investors and outsourcing. From the "fences make good neighbors" file: "We all know the epicenter of terrorism in the world today is Pakistan." Has nuclear arsenal at disposal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Mohan_Singh

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#37 Osama bin Laden
Saudi-born terrorist most powerful person in the world unable to use a cellphone.

Founder - al-Qaeda Saudi Arabia Age: 52

Saudi-born terrorist most powerful person in the world unable to use a cellphone. Despite infrequent communications, persistent rumors of his death, symbolic power undiminished: Impressionable youths continue to self-detonate in his name; casus belli of two U.S.-lead wars costing over $1 trillion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osama_bin_Laden

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#38 Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani
Less powerful than bin Laden—can't find him in his own country.

Prime Minister Pakistan Age: 57

Less powerful than bin Laden—can't find him in his own country. Oversees Pakistan's fledgling civilian government, ceded responsibility for tracking down terrorists to military. Busy fending off Obama, Taliban, al-Qaida, deposed militant groups. A little defensive? "We want stability in the region. We ourselves are a victim of terrorism and extremism." Still has keys to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yousaf_Raza_Gillani

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#39 Tenzin Gyatso
Tibetan exile keeps China honest. Dalai Lama Tibet Age: 74

Tibetan exile keeps China honest. Despite endorsements of U.N., Hollywood and Nobel Committee, efforts to win "meaningful autonomy" from Beijing failed. Will soon leave negotiating table, but role as spiritual leader intact. Preaches nonviolence, but His Holiness is no pushover. Accused China of turning Tibet into "hell on Earth;" urged U.S. to address wealth gap: "Huge gap, rich to poor. This is unhealthy." Uphill battle ahead—Beijing reportedly hatching plans to pick his successor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Dalai_Lama

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#40 Ali Hoseini-Khamenei
Talk of Iranian President Ahmadinejad misses the point, real power vested in Supreme Leader.

Grand Ayatollah Shi'a Iran Age: 70

Talk of Iranian President Ahmadinejad misses the point, real power vested in Supreme Leader. Shadowy cleric, former president himself, has ruled Iran with iron fist since 1979. Has final say in all matters church, state, nuclear. Testing Obama's national security leadership. Power waning post-election, though— called Ahmadinejad win "divine victory," then capitulated to protesters. Even goto blame-U.S. strategy not working: Annual anti-American rallies commemorating siege of U.S. embassy were hijacked by anti-government protests. Most popular protester slogan: "Death to the dictator."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Khamenei

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#41 Joaquin Guzman
Mexico's most wanted man.

Drug Trafficker Sinaloa Cartel Mexico Age: 52

Mexico's most wanted man (U.S. government offers $5 million reward for his capture) heads the Sinaloa drug cartel. Believed to have directed anywhere from $6 billion to $19 billion in cocaine shipments to the U.S. over the last eight years. His specialty: importing cocaine from Colombia, smuggling it into U.S. through elaborate tunnels. Diminutive nickname "El Chapo," or Shorty, belies fearsome behavior: as power behind struggle with government forces to control transport corridors to U.S., responsible for thousands of deaths. In 1993, arrested in Mexico on homicide and drug charges; escaped prison in 2001, reportedly through the laundry; seized back control of organization. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_Guzm%C3%A1n_Loera

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#42 Igor Sechin
Russian press calls him Darth Vader and "the scariest person on Earth." Official title is deputy prime minister; many consider him the most powerful man in Russia after Putin.

Deputy Prime Minister Russia Age: 49

Russian press calls him Darth Vader and "the scariest person on Earth." Official title is deputy prime minister; many consider him the most powerful man in Russia after Putin. Kremlin's oil man oversees abundant natural resources. Beyond Russia: hammering out 20-year, $25 billion oil-for-loans supply deal with China. Dropped by Venezuela, Cuba, Turkey in recent months to talk oil, prove Russia has no need for U.S.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Sechin

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#43 Dmitry Medvedev
Thirty-two percent of Russians believe real executive power belongs to Putin, while only 9% give it to Medvedev, his hand-picked, doe-eyed successor.

President Russia Age: 44

Thirty-two percent of Russians believe real executive power belongs to Putin, while only 9% give it to Medvedev, his hand-picked, doe-eyed successor. But Medvedev beginning to show chutzpah; recently went Jerry Maguire, writing liberal manifesto. Stopped short of criticizing Putin directly, but lamented Russia's "negative democratic tendencies" and "excessive government presence in many significant aspects of economic and other social activities"—a not-sosubtle jab at his predecessor. Uphill battle ahead: modernizing economy, fighting corruption, keeping Putin out of hair. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Medvedev

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#44 Mukesh Ambani
Personal net worth of $19.5 billion makes him seventh-richest man in the world.

Chairman Reliance Industries Limited India Age: 52

Personal net worth of $19.5 billion makes him seventh-richest man in the world. Oversees Reliance Industries, India's most valuable company by market cap, despite stock falling 40% in past year. Inherited business from late father, but infamous scuffle with brother Anil led to split of assets. Anil controls financial services, mobile phones; Mukesh's influence more widespread. Has hand in oil exploration, refining, textile manufacturing. Thanks to regulations barring big box retailers from India, Mukesh's Reliance Retail is snapping up large share of organized retail market; connecting Indian farmers to supermarkets, hastening delivery of fresh dairy, produce. Uphill battle ahead: Wal-Mart lobbying Prime Minister Singh to allow foreign investment in multi-brand retail. Meanwhile, on the home front: busy building world's first $1 billion home. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukesh_Ambani

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#45 Oprah Winfrey
Viewership may be slipping, but Oprah can still make a best-seller.

Media Personality The Oprah Winfrey Show U.S. Age: 55

Viewership may be slipping, but Oprah can still make a best-seller. Or a President. Took home $275 million last year; more than Dick Fuld, Ken Lewis and John Thain combined, yet still loved by world. Her first tweet sent Twitter traffic up 43%. Rumors she will be taking her 49 million viewers a week with her to her O.W.N. network when her syndication contract with CBS expires in 2011.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey

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#46 Benjamin Netanyahu
Second-term hawk insists he's committed to permanent Palestinian peace treaty.

Prime Minister Israel Age: 60

Second-term hawk insists he's committed to permanent Palestinian peace treaty. Time could be ripe: Syria, Hamas willing to play; Iran's influence diminished, other Arab states could be coaxed into recognizing Israel. But his refusal to freeze Jewish settlements in West Bank and Jerusalem has Palestinian President Abbas questioning sincerity, threatening to boycott re-election. Adding salt to wounds: currently fighting United Nations report accusing both Israel and Hamas of war crimes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu

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#47 Dominique Strauss-Kahn
French economist, politician is head of International Monetary Fund, global financial organization with stated purpose of promoting economic stability.

Managing Director International Monetary Fund France Age: 60

French economist, politician is head of International Monetary Fund, global financial organization with stated purpose of promoting economic stability. With odd historical exceptions (Cuba, Andorra), nearly every nation on Earth is a member; emergency assistance and loans are provided to countries experiencing severe financial crises. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), the IMF's currency, originally used to settle large gold-denominated transactions between nations; still used by global postal system, some telecom carriers. China, looking to reduce risk from large U.S. dollar holdings, recently proposed making SDRs a worldwide reserve currency. Organization did well at April's G-20 summit in London: Cash reserve increased to $500 billion, SDRs to $250 billion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Strauss-Kahn

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#48 Zhou Xiaochuan
Governor of People's Bank of China, China's $2 trillion central bank, oversees world's largest reserves; biggest buyer of U.S. Governor - People's Bank of China China Age: 61

Governor of People's Bank of China, China's $2 trillion central bank, oversees world's largest reserves; biggest buyer of U.S. debt, holds almost half of reserves in U.S. Treasuries. Also biggest challenger to greenback's hegemony: Calls for IMF to create a substitute for the dollar as the world's currency of choice not unheeded. China's preference: so-called Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)—a blend of the dollar, pound, yen and euro—the IMF currency first conceived by John Maynard Keynes. An economic reformer, Xiaochuan is not easily dismissed. But with an estimated two-thirds of reserves in U.S. assets, still very much beholden to Washington.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Xiaochuan

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#49 John Roberts Jr.
Chief Justice United States Supreme Court U.S. Age: 54

U.S. Supreme Court's 17th chief justice is arguably the world's most powerful judge; at 54, also the court's youngest. Conservative tends to rule in favor of corporate over individual, state over convicted, executive over legislative interests. Fond of judicial restraint, baseball: "Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules; they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_G._Roberts

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#50 Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar
Son of a police officer now India's most wanted man. Head D-Company India Age: 53

Son of a police officer now India's most wanted man. As boss of Mumbai-based organized crime syndicate D-Company, reputedly oversees international drug trafficking, counterfeiting, weapons smuggling. Suspected al-Qaida associate; U.S. declares him a global terrorist, U.N. tried to freeze his assets. Prime suspect in 1993 Bombay blasts that killed 257 people and wounded 713. Rumor has it he's hiding out in Pakistan, protected by appearance-altering plastic surgery as well as friends in Pakistani intelligence community. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawood_Ibrahim

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#51 William Keller
Oversaw one of the most turbulent periods in New York Times history: Judy Miller fiasco, Bush White House calling for his head, reporter kidnappings, shrinking circulation and staff. Executive Editor -The New York Times U.S. Age: 60

Oversaw one of the most turbulent periods in New York Times history: Judy Miller fiasco, Bush White House calling for his head, reporter kidnappings, shrinking circulation and staff. But layoffs and lefty politics aside, the Gray Lady is still house organ of America's elite, and Keller sets terms of daily global debate. Now busy looking for ways to monetize online readership. Efforts to save paper "now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause." Not so fast, Murdoch: Says Times digital far outearns subscription-only Wall Street Journal on the web.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Keller

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#52 Bernard Arnault
France's richest man is also world's most powerful tastemaker. Chairman - Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy France Age: 60

France's richest man is also world's most powerful tastemaker. Heads LVMH, world's largest luxury empire; brand guardian for De Beers, Dom Pérignon, Fendi, Tag Heuer. Expanding into China, Russia, India. Unofficial ambassador for France, Inc.: Dispatched to China to stymie Chinese campaign to boycott French goods in wake of Paris Olympic protests.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Arnault

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53 Joseph S. Blatter
Runs world's biggest sport, unofficial religion. President -The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Switzerland Age: 73

Runs world's biggest sport, unofficial religion. Motto: "Football for all, all for football." As FIFA chief, presides over 208 member countries; 16 more than U.N. secretary general. "FIFA is like the United Nations, but it has more members and is more powerful." Spends time fending off corruption charges, gearing up for 2010 World Cup in South Africa; only event more popular than Olympics. So long as matches keep drawing crowds and big ad spending, 2011 reelection in the bag.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_S._Blatter

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#54 Wadah Khanfar
Al-Jazeera's Palestinian director-general oversees most-watched satellite channel in Middle East, also Al Jazeera's Web site, English speaking, documentary and sports channels. Director-General Al Jazeera Palestinian Age: 41

Al-Jazeera's Palestinian director-general oversees most-watched satellite channel in Middle East, also Al Jazeera's Web site, English speaking, documentary and sports channels. Not afraid to call out Arab leaders, Washington. Spearheading transformation of Arab media: imitators cropping up across the Middle East, defying traditional state control of media. Challenged Arab League decree authorizing states to penalize broadcasters for offending religious, state authority. Criticisms of pro-Palestinian bias, "mouthpiece for Bin Laden," questionable editorial independence ceding to reputation as legitimate news organization.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadah_Khanfar

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#55 Lakshmi Mittal
The Indian Andrew Carnegie heads ArcelorMittal, world's largest steel company. Chairman ArcelorMittal ADS India Age: 59

The Indian Andrew Carnegie heads ArcelorMittal, world's largest steel company. Net worth of $19.3 billion makes him world's eighth-richest. Generous to charities and to himself: Kensington, London, residence one of world's most expensive private homes, earned moniker "Taj Mittal." Bromance with former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair exposed in 2002 "Garbagegate," when Mittal reportedly sought Blair's help in cash-for-influence bid for Romanian state steel mills. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakshmi_Niwas_Mittal

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#56 Nicolas Sarkozy
Campaigned on clean government, deficit reduction, free markets; now mired in scandal (cultural Minister recently admitted to paying for sex with Thai boys), socialist-style spending.

President France Age: 54

Campaigned on clean government, deficit reduction, free markets; now mired in scandal (cultural Minister recently admitted to paying for sex with Thai boys), socialist-style spending. Recently made pledges to check the power of international banks, impose on bonus payments. In 2008, made singer Carla Bruni his third wife; former model reportedly boasts several inches in height over the diminutive president. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Sarkozy

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#57 Steve Jobs
Insanely creative Apple co-founder transforms multibillion-dollar industry every few years. Chief executive -Apple, Inc. U.S. Age: 54

Insanely creative Apple co-founder transforms multibillion-dollar industry every few years. First personal computers with Apple II, Macintosh; then film with Pixar; more recently music distribution (iTunes) and mobile handsets (iPhone). Known for egotism, wearing blue jeans with black mock turtlenecks. Took a leave of absence from Apple in 2009 to address serious health concerns; tumor removed from pancreas 2004, liver transplant in April 2009. Largest shareholder in Disney, personal net worth of $5.1 billion. "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs

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58 Fujio Mitarai
Chairman of consumer electronics giant Canon is also head of Japan's most powerful business lobby, the Nippon Keidanren. Chairman - Canon, Inc. ADR Japan Age: 74

Chairman of consumer electronics giant Canon is also head of Japan's most powerful business lobby, the Nippon Keidanren. Oversees 1,600-strong membership, 130 industrial associations, 47 regional organizations, 1,300 companies. Anomaly to Japan, Inc: Fast, decisive, profit-oriented, far cry from bureaucratic consensus-builders holding back recovery. Uphill battle ahead working with newly elected Democratic Party of Japan, as nearly all Keidanren political contributions went to 50-year incumbents Liberal Democratic Party. In 2007, members contributed total of 2.91 billion yen ($30.8 million) to LDP, vs. measly 80 million yen ($890,000) to DPJ. Criticizes DPJ proposals to ban temporary workers from manufacturing companies, cut greenhouse gases by 25% from 1990 levels by 2020. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujio_Mitarai

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#59 Ratan Tata
The 71-year-old head of the Tata Group?conglomerate with interests in everything from tea to steel?is India's best brand ambassador. Chairman -Tata Group India Age: 71

The 71-year-old head of the Tata Group—conglomerate with interests in everything from tea to steel—is India's best brand ambassador. His 2007 acquisition of Anglo-Dutch steel maker Corus and auto brands Jaguar, Land Rover signaled global ambitions. In 2008, made automotive history debuting $2,500 Tata Nano, the world's cheapest auto. Calls Nano "The People's Car"; in nation of a billion, environmentalists call it eco-disaster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratan_Naval_Tata

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60 Jacques Rogge
Runs world's premier sporting event; only man with the power to cancel the Olympics. President - International Olympic Committee Belgium Age: 67

Runs world's premier sporting event; only man with the power to cancel the Olympics. Former orthopedic surgeon dedicated first term to aggressive antidoping efforts; quadrupling International Olympic Committee's financial reserves. Dedicating second term to stamping out cheaters, championing Youth Olympic games, encouraging developing countries to bid to host games. Flipflopper promised uncensored Beijing games, recanted two weeks later. Likes: women's boxing, golf, rugby added to Olympic roster (former member of the Belgian rugby team himself); yachting (three-time Olympic competitor), Rio de Janeiro. Dislikes: baseball, karate, roller sports, softball, squash (nixed from roster); Visa (extended global sponsorship through 2020, joining Coca-Cola, Omega); Chicago. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Rogge

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#61 Li Rongrong
Heads government agency that controls China's 150-plus state-owned enterprises; together, they had revenues of more than $2 trillion last year. Chairman- State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council China Age: 65

Heads government agency that controls China's 150-plus state-owned enterprises; together, they had revenues of more than $2 trillion last year. Expected to increase dominance in Chinese industries: energy, resources, transportation, telecom. Expand abroad, too: "We must encourage our top enterprises to go out and enter overseas markets and expand their business." Just in time for Copenhagen: Announced SOEs must cut industrial output by 20% and greenhouse gases 10% from 2005 levels by 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Rongrong

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62 Blairo Maggi
Most powerful man in agriculture, eco-villain turned hero.

Governor - Mato Grasso Brazil Age: 53

Most powerful man in agriculture, eco-villain turned hero. Governor of Amazonian state Mato Grasso also owns world's largest soybean producer. Helped make soy Brazil's No. 1 export; accused of tearing down rainforest, awarded Greenpeace's "Golden Chainsaw Award" in 2005. About face: currying favor of environmentalists by dramatically slowing deforestation rates, taking on loggers; lobbying hard for carbon compensation market to keep farmers from cutting down forest while reaping tax revenue for his state. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blairo_Maggi

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#63 Robert B. Zoellick
Bush nominee replaced Paul Wolfowitz as president of World Bank in 2007; through 2012 will oversee institution with 10,000 employees, 186 member countries and annual lending in excess of $25 billion. President - World Bank U.S. Age: 56

Bush nominee replaced Paul Wolfowitz as president of World Bank in 2007; through 2012 will oversee institution with 10,000 employees, 186 member countries and annual lending in excess of $25 billion. Stated mission: Reduce poverty and encourage development in middle-income and creditworthy poor countries. Critics see economic imperialism, instrument of U.S. foreign policy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_B._Zoellick

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#64 Antonio Guterres
Former Portuguese Prime Minister heads U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees - United Nations Portugal Age: 60

Former Portuguese Prime Minister heads U.N. agency which works to repatriate and assist more than 34 million refugees and displaced people in 110 countries; agency has twice won the Nobel Peace Prize, has ability to provide immediate emergency assistance to hundreds of thousands of people. Completely powerless over most people, most of the time, but hugely powerful to millions of souls in extremis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Guterres

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#65 Mark John Thompson
Director-general for world's oldest and largest broadcast organization; BBC World News global reach estimated at more than 400 million people; relied upon for impartiality worldwide. Director-General -British Broadcasting Corporation U.K. Age: 52

Director-general for world's oldest and largest broadcast organization; BBC World News global reach estimated at more than 400 million people; relied upon for impartiality worldwide. State support insulates giant from vagaries of advertising market, but not editorial lapses: fined 95,000 pounds ($150,000) in 2007 for broadcasting game shows listeners could not win. More recently, Thompson under scrutiny regarding expense account amounting to 78,000 pounds ($130,000) over the last five years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Thompson

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#66 Klaus Schwab
Founder of World Economic Forum indisputably most powerful connector in the world; his annual forum in Davos, Switzerland, brings together nearly everyone on this list—plus Bono.

Founder -World Economic Forum Germany Age: 71

Founder of World Economic Forum indisputably most powerful connector in the world; his annual forum in Davos, Switzerland, brings together nearly everyone on this list—plus Bono. Results often fall short of stated goal of "improving the state of the world," but feeds a slow January news cycle, conspiracy theories.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Schwab

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#67 Hugo Chavez
Venezuelan ruler seems certain to be president for life after winning vote to eliminate term limits in February; wields country's oil wealth as sword against domestic poverty, U.S.

President -Venezuela Age: 55

Venezuelan ruler seems certain to be president for life after winning vote to eliminate term limits in February; wields country's oil wealth as sword against domestic poverty, U.S. foreign policy. Largest oil reserves in Western Hemisphere means money won't run out anytime soon. Chavez's 21st-century socialist agenda means price controls, food shortages, nationalized industries (telephone, steel, electric) and marathon five-hour-long episodes of his television talk show, Aló Presidente.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Ch%C3%A1vez

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