Every year the world clinches their seats as we impatiently wait to see who trumps the Forbe’s Most Powerful People list. Finally, we can all exhale, the business publication has finally revealed the list.
To assemble the world’s power players, Forbes considered more than a hundred candidates around the world. First the publication discerned whether or not candidates have power over a lot of people. Second, reviewers assessed the financial resources that each person has control over. Other essential aspects to measure were heads of states’ gross domestic product, CEOs’ company assets and revenues, whether the individuals had power across the world and if they used the said power.
For the third consecutive time, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been picked as the world’s most powerful person. Despite Putin deepening Russia’s recession, he has experienced an increase in his approval rate. According to Forbes, June Putin’s approval ratings reached an all-time high of 89 percent
The 63-year-old beat out Angela Merkel, German Chancellor who jumped up from the fifth spot, and U.S. President Barack Obama, who dropped to third. Pope Francis ranked No. 4. Rounding out the top five is Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
Many of Haute Living’s power players were fortunate enough to make the list as well. Haute 100 listers Larry Page ranking No. 10), Jeff Bezos (ranking No. 17), Mark Zuckerberg (ranking No. 19), Jamie Dimon (ranking No. 20), Jack Ma (ranking 22), Tim Cook (landing the 27th spot), David Koch (who snagged the 29th spot), Sergey Brin (rounded out the top 30), Elon Musk (ranking No. 38), Michael Bloomberg (landing the 45th spot), Hillary (58) and Bill Clinton (63), and finally Donald Trump (who landed the 72nd spot) the all made the list.
To find out all the heads of states, investors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who made the list of 73 of the most powerful players in the world, click here.
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