The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

Politicians, tech geniuses, kings, and church heads – these 10 people are the most powerful people in the world according to Forbes. The list contains so different individuals who have one thing in common – the power. Meet these people, find about their pluses and minuses in 2011.

10. David Cameron

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

David Cameron faces a very decisive coalition and rebellion against his refusal toward the separating from the EU or renegotiating the U.K.’s relationship with the EU by Conservatives. But even in the EU the British MP has very few supporters. Nicolas Sarkozy, French president recently has mocked at Cameron when he insisted on participating in the meeting on the euro crisis:

You have lost a good opportunity to shut up.We are sick of you criticizing us and telling us what to do. You say you hate the euro, and now you want to interfere in our meetings.”

2011 Minus:Cameron suffered phone-hacking scandal; moreover, he hired former News of the World editor Andrew Coulson, now a criminal suspect, even after disclosure of the tabloid’s snooping appeared.

9. Mark Zuckerberg

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

What the CIA couldn’t do in more than a half century, Marc Zuckerberg has done in 7: knowing what 800 million people think, read and listen to, plus who they know, what they like and where they live, travel, vote, shop, worship. People in the U.S. spend more time on Facebook – on average 6.3 hours a month – than on any other site. The guy who was expelled from Harvard is now working on his own monetary system, Facebook Credits, to ease transactions and profits. With a net that cost $17.5 billion, Zuck holds the 14th place in the list of America’s wealthiest people.
2011 Plus: The movie that was based on his life, The Social Network, which showed Zuckerberg as a heartless blockhead, won 3 Oscars.

8. Ben Bernanke

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

Ben Bernanke is an American economist, and the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. During being the Chairman, Bernanke has overseen the reaction of the Federal Reserve to late 2000s financial crisis. After 2 rounds of quantitative easing, the last of which poured some $600 billion into the U.S. economy, Bernanke is ruling another round of money creation. Most recently Bernanke has launched Operation Twist, an effort tomaintain long-term interest rates even lower by manipulating the Fed’s $1.7 trillion portfolio of U.S. government debt.
2011 Minus: He has received a threat oа being fired by all the GOP president candidates.

7. Pope Benedict XVI

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

Pope Benedict XVI is the spiritual of 1.2 billion people speaks on abortion, gay marriage, female priests and, most recently, Occupy Wall Street. In October the Vatican called for a supranational authority to superwise the global economy:

To function correctly the economy needs ethics, and not just of any kind but one that is people-centered.”

2011 Minus: Two victim groups asked the International Criminal Court to research and prosecute Pope Benedict XVI for covering up cases of sexual abuse.

6. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

One of the world’s few remaining absolute monarchs, King Abdullah is keeping pursuing an agenda of modest reform in his desert kingdom that has twenty per cent of the world’s known oil sources and Islam’s two holiest places. Recently the King has granted women the right to vote in local elections and has removed the clerical control from the nation’s educational system from. Nevertheless, al Saud is no liberal: he opposed the Arab Spring, spending more than $130 billion on social projects designed to quell any domestic pro-democracy movement.
2011 Minus: His younger brother, Crown Prince Sultan, died in October. Half-brother Prince Naif is the likely successor.

5. Bill Gates

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

Bill Gates – Microsoft’s software magician and the world’s second-richest man seems to have the most productive midlife crisis in history. Recently he has focused on working out, encouraging and scattering vaccines is having a massive influence in the world. Gates’ said that his aim is to expel infectious disease as the main cause of death in our times.
2011 Plus: Malaria vaccine he offered has ¬recently passed a key clinical test. The vaccine would save millions of lives all over the world.

4. Angela Merkel

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

The world’s most powerful woman leads Germany that has the most vibrant economy. Angela Merkel is widely considered as the de facto leader of the European Union. Recently they have held a poll in France and it showed the French have more belief in Merkel (46%) than in their own head, Nicolas Sarkozy (33%). At the moment Merkel has a dilemma: to take stronger measures for the solution of the euro zone debt crisis or keep her political stability of her ruling coalition.
2011 Plus: Refused to ¬support NATO air strikes in Libya.

3. Hu Jintao

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

Hu Jintao is China’s Paramount Leader being Communist Party General Secretary, President and Commander in Chief. But as part of a deliberately worked out plan of success, Jinato will eventually give up his positions over the next several years, beginning with the most essential one – General Secretary next year. His presupposed successor, Xi Jinping, will undertake the presidency a year later.
2011 Minus: Being independent so seldom, Chinese mass media revealed government cover-up of a deadly bullet train crash in July.

2. Vladimir Putin

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

His successor Dmitry Medvedev recently has admitted that he would not be seeking reelection, so Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is definitely going to be elected for his next presidential term. Supposing that he would serve two more terms, one can say that Putin will be ruling the country until 2024.
2011 Plus:Made step ahead for creating economic union of Russia and some ex Soviet republics, including Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine, by 2015.

1. Barack Obama

The 10 That Matter: Forbes Most Powerful People

Barack Obama’s jobs bill was gutted, his debt-ceiling negotiating was mocked at and his popularity has hurled down, threatening his reelection, but Obama keeps his position as the most powerful person on the planet in 2011. Why? In spite of short-term American decay, the United States of America remains, unquestionably, the most powerful nation in the world, possessing the hugest, most rationalization economy and the most implacable military. Moreover, Obama’s only valid rival for the title that was number one last year Chinese President Hu Jintao, is lessening in influence as he is leaving the political office. Он может вызывать воспаление в области шеи или подбородка

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