Forbes Most Powerful People

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Putin Unseats Obama as 'Most Powerful Person'

Government shutdown, Syria, NSA leaks hurt Obama

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin is a man of many hats: prime minister of Russia, president of Russia, former leader of the KGB, and now, the most powerful person in the world. Forbes released its annual list yesterday with Putin at the top, jumping ahead of President Obama, last year’s winner. Also... More »

World's 100 Most Powerful Women

Angela Merkel is No. 1, with Hillary Clinton in the second spot

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women, with the top 10 a mix of mostly familiar names from the worlds of politics, humanitarianism, and tech:
  1. Angela Merkel: The German chancellor is trying to reshape the European Union.
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World's Most Powerful Woman Is...

Angela Merkel, followed by Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Want to get onto Forbes ’ annual 100 Most Powerful Women list? Better get yourself into one of these six categories, which is where all of this year’s candidates came from: billionaires, business, lifestyle, media, nonprofits, and politics. Candidates were ranked by money, traditional and social media influence, and... More »

Hu Jintao Unseats Obama on Forbes' Most Powerful List

And you can bet Forbes knew it would provoke headlines like this one

(Newser) - As if Barack Obama wasn’t having a bad enough week, Forbes has dropped him to No. 2 on its annual “Most Powerful People” list, citing his electoral defeat as a major reason. “It's quite a come-down for last year's most powerful person, who after enacting widespread reforms... More »

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