Forbes: Putin Is World’s Most Powerful Person


putinOuch. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the world’s most powerful person, knocking President Obama down to number two on the annual list.

Forbes cited Putin’s expanding control over Russia as well as his significant influence over international relations.

Also of note, Pope Francis continues to make waves, as his widespread popularity lands him at the number four spot.

Three other Americans landed in the top ten: Bill Gates (No. 6), Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (No. 7), and Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke (No. 10). Read more at Forbes.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Just to prove their point:
    Putin is Russia’s president. Who is the Russian prime minister? I would say that even if some people know the answer, most don’t (I don’t).
    Most people know that Putin was the prime minister a couple of years ago. How many people know who at that time was the Russian president?!

  2. What power. Please send me a list of products from Russia that are on our store shelves I know 2. Vodka and Russian wooden dolls. WOW