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Rank Name Organization Age
1 Hu Jintao 

Hu Jintao

President Peoples Republic of China

People’s Republic of China 68
2 Barack Obama 

Barack Obama

President United States of America

United States of America 49
3 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud 

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

King

Saudi Arabia 86
4 Vladimir Putin 

Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister

Russia 58
5 Pope Benedict XVI 

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope

Roman Catholic Church 84
6 Angela Merkel 

Angela Merkel

Chancellor

Germany 56
7 David Cameron 

David Cameron

Prime Minister

United Kingdom 44
8 Ben Bernanke 

Ben Bernanke

Chairman

Federal Reserve 57
9 Sonia Gandhi 

Sonia Gandhi

President

Indian National Congress 64
10 Bill Gates 

Bill Gates

Co-Chair

11 Zhou Xiaochuan 

Zhou Xiaochuan

Governor

People’s Bank of China 63
12 Dmitry Medvedev 

Dmitry Medvedev

President

Russia 45
13 Rupert Murdoch 

Rupert Murdoch

CEO

News Corp. 80
14 Silvio Berlusconi & family 

Silvio Berlusconi & family

Prime Minister

Italy 74
15 Jean-Claude Trichet 

Jean-Claude Trichet

President

European Central Bank 68
16 Dilma Rousseff 

Dilma Rousseff

President

Brazil 63
17 Steve Jobs 

Steve Jobs

CEO

Apple 56
18 Manmohan Singh 

Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister

India 78
19 Nicolas Sarkozy 

Nicolas Sarkozy

President

France 56
20 Hillary Clinton 

Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State

21 Carlos Slim Helu & family 

Carlos Slim Helu & family

Chairman

Telmex 71
22 Larry Page 

Larry Page

Co-Founder

Google 38
22 Sergey Brin 

Sergey Brin

Co-Founder

Google 37
23 Michael Bloomberg 

Michael Bloomberg

Mayor

New York City 69
24 Benjamin Netanyahu 

Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister

Israel 61
25 Michael Duke 

Michael Duke

CEO

Wal-Mart 61
26 Ali Hoseini-Khamenei 

Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

Grand Ayatollah

Iran 71
27 Naoto Kan 

Naoto Kan

Prime Minister

Japan 64
28 Timothy Geithner 

Timothy Geithner

Secretary of the Treasury

United States of America 49
29 Ashfaq Parvez Kayani 

Ashfaq Parvez Kayani – Pakistan

Chief of Army Staff

 

 

30 Lou Jiwei 

Lou Jiwei

Chairman

China Investment Corporation 60
31 Kim Jong-il 

Kim Jong-il

Supreme Leader

North Korea 69
32 Li Changchun 

Li Changchun

Propaganda Chief

People’s Republic of China 67
33 Warren Buffett 

Warren Buffett

CEO

Berkshire Hathaway 80
34 Mukesh Ambani 

Mukesh Ambani

Chairman

Reliance Industries 54
35 Jeffrey Immelt 

Jeffrey Immelt

CEO

General Electric 55
36 Li Ka-shing 

Li Ka-shing

Chairman

Hutchison Whampoa & Chueng Kong Holdings 83
37 Dominique Strauss-Kahn 

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Managing Director

International Monetary Fund 62
38 Masaaki Shirakawa 

Masaaki Shirakawa

Governor

Bank of Japan 61
39 Dalai Lama 

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

Tibet 75
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Pakistan 59
United States of America 63
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 55