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The list, published by Foreign Policy magazine, ranks individuals’ ability to singlehandedly “bring about change that significantly affects the lives and fortunes of large numbers of people.”
The first position is held by 'Nobody,' reflecting the perception of a world without a clear leader.
2. Vladimir Putin
3. Ben Bernanke
4. Angela Merkel
5. Barack Obama
6. Mario Draghi
7. Xi Jinping
8 (tie). Ayatollah Khamenei
8 (tie). Christine Lagarde
10. King Abdullah Bin Abd al-Aziz
Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer explained that he left the fist position empty because the modern world has no clear leader, and those in power are focused on domestic or regional issues rather than global challenges.
Originally posted by ausername
Clever, maybe they created the "nobody" in the first position so they could say that "Putin is second to nobody."
Being on any list with the Ayatollah has got to be a great honor.
Originally posted by michael1983l
The list is obviously worthless. The President of the USA is in command of the worlds largest and most technologically advanced military. That fact alone automatically must mean he would be in the top 3. There is also no way Merkel is more powerful than the US president, she can't even keep the UK and its Veto in check in the EU, never mind have any major influence over a world power like the USA, China or Russia.
Originally posted by onequestion
If we rethink this list and rank them by direct power i think the list would shape up differently. I think the power of the president is limited by congress. Vlad and bernanke are still on top though.
Originally posted by mcx1942
Ok, that is odd.
I want to know who the mysterious Mr or Mrs Nobody is!?!
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Ummm, you do realize the point is to make Putin "2nd to no-one".