Vladimir Putin has topped the Forbes’ World's Most Powerful People list, and second this year is Donald Trump, while Barack Obama sits at position 48.
Forbes says Putin’s reach has magnified in recent years. “The world’s most powerful person for four years running, Russia’s president has exerted his country’s influence in nearly every corner of the globe; from the motherland to Syria to the U.S. presidential elections, Putin continues to get what he wants.”
President-elect Donald Trump has a seeming immunity to scandal, both houses of Congress on his side and a personal net worth in the billions, Forbes said. Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil and Trump’s nomination to lead the U.S. State Department comes in at position 24.
The third most powerful person in the world also happens to be the most powerful woman: Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany and the backbone of the European Union, says Forbes. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is ranked 13th.
The list continues here.