Forbes' Ten Most Powerful People

Updated: November 05, 2015 09:44 IST

Forbes is out with its list of most powerful people in the world. Here are the people who have influenced the world in different capacities.

Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
Russian President Vladimir Putin retains his place as the world's most powerful. (AFP Photo)
Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
At number two this year is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AFP Photo)
Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
US President Barack Obama is on number 3 this year. Forbes said, "it's clear his influence is shrinking, and it's a bigger struggle than ever to get things done. At home, his approval ratings are perpetually stuck under 50%; abroad, he's outshined by Merkel in Europe, and outmaneuvered by Putin in the Middle East." (AFP Photo)
Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
Pope Francis is on number 4. According to Forbes, "he has made it his mission to transform the longstanding conservative image of the Catholic Church." (AFP Photo)
Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
"Xi Jinping holds all three offices required to be China's paramount leader, becoming what some have called the most powerful Chinese ruler since Mao Zedong", said Forbes. (AFP Photo)
Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
World's richest man Bill Gates is on number 6.
Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is on number 7. (AFP Photo)
Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is not far behind. He is the eighth most powerful person in the world. (AFP Photo)
Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked ninth on the Forbes list of powerful people for 2015, up six places from last year when he was at number 15.
Forbes\' Ten Most Powerful People
Google's Larry Page is on number 10. He is now the CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google and several others associated with Google. (AFP Photo)

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