When it comes to power, politics trumps business, according to a new Forbes ranking that found heads of state occupying six of the top 10 spots among the world's most powerful people, led by US President Barack Obama. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was ranked 19, while Congress president Sonia Gandhi was 12th.
Here are the top 20 who made the list:
Rank 1 | Barack Obama
Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States, and the first African-American to hold the post. He was elected to a second term in the 2012 election held on November 6.