World Bulletin / News Desk
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the world's most powerful person by Forbes magazine. He has beaten Obama into second place on the US magazine's 2013 list.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked number five - one of only two women to feature in the top 20.
British PM David Cameron is 11th most powerful, in the magazine's opinion - well ahead of his French counterpart but well behind American philanthropist Bill Gates.
Top 10 most powerful people - Forbes 2013
1) Vladimir Putin, Russian President
2) Barack Obama, US President
3) Xi Jinping, Chinese President
4) Pope Francis, Roman Catholic Church
5) Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
6) Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
7) Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman
8) Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
9) Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president
10) Michael Duke, Wal-Mart CEOLast Mod: 31 Ekim 2013, 11:29