According to Forbes.com, The World’s Most Powerful People list is “an annual snapshot of the heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who truly run the world.” Back in 2009 Forbes started to compile a list of the most “powerful” people in the world. And now the 2013 list is out!
There are 72 people on this list. This year, the top three are Vladimir Puntin (Russian President), President Barak Obama (our great United States President), and Xi Jinping (general secretary of the Communist Party of China).
Last year, President Obama held the number one spot on the list, but this year he has slipped to number two. Not sure if it’s because people are still upset about the government shutdown or the whole Obamacare website thing (salty much).
The most inspiring part of the list is that there are nine women this year. Hopefully this goes to show how we (women) are moving on up and being noticed as more than just pretty faces in the world. Women made up 12 percent of the world’s most powerful list this year and it is only going to go up from there. It is always good to have strong women to look up to in the world.
Forbes also complied a list of the World’s 100 most powerful Women this year. Check out the link to see who made the cut.
Take a look at the full list of the most powerful people (male and female) and comment below on the person you feel should or not have been listed this year as one of the most powerful people in the world.by