Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, says the final table of the Forbes magazine, It is the fourth time in the row when the Russian leader tops the list.
Forbes completed this year’s list of the most influential person on the planet. unsurprisingly, Vladimir Putin again tops this list. This man got what he wants, from the motherland to Syria to the U.S. presidential elections, his influence is really limitless.
Donald Trump got only the second place, the president-elect has a seeming immunity to scandal, both houses of Congress on his side, and a personal net worth in the billions. On the third place, we can see the most powerful woman: Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany and the backbone of the European Union.
In 2016, Forbes included 11 new names on the list, including Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (#13); Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber (#64); Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company (#67); Mike Pence, Vice President-Elect of the USA (#69); Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines (#70); and Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands (#72).
This year’s list counts two former members who return to the 2016 list: Antonio Guterres, incoming Secretary General of the United Nations (#36, last appearance in 2009); and Recep Erdogan, President of Turkey (#56, last appearance in 2011).
The magazine notes that any ranking of the world’s most powerful people is going to be subjective, that’s meant to be the beginning of a conversation, not the final word.