World's most powerful people

Forbes ranks the world's most powerful people right now. [28 photos total]

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1: Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world right now, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin) #
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2: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is second. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) #
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3: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is third. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) #
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4: China's President Xi Jinping. (REUTERS/Aly Song) #
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5: Pope Francis. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #
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6: Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts) #
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7: Microsoft founder Bill Gates. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly) #
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8: Google CEO Larry Page. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #
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9: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (REUTERS/Jonathan Brady/Pool) #
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10: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) #
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11: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) #
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12: China's Premier Li Keqiang. (REUTERS/Jason Lee) #
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13: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. (REUTERS/Neil Hall) #
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14: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. (REUTERS/Jason Redmond) #
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15: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking) #
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16: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool) #
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17: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. (REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud) #
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19: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) #
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20: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (REUTERS/Sebastian Scheiner/Pool) #
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22: General Electric Chief Executive Jeff Immelt. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder) #
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23: French President Francois Hollande. (REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer) #
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24: Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi) #
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25: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron) #
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26: Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) #
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27: Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking) #
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28: Alibaba founder Jack Ma. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha) #
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29: Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. (REUTERS/Rebecca Cook) #
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30: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. (REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage) #

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