Ranked: the world's most powerful people

UAE's Sheikh Khalifa among Forbes' 68 people who matter
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The president of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been named among the most powerful people in the world by Forbes in this year’s list of 68 people ‘who matter’.\n\nSheikh Khalifa has been ranked 56th on the list\n
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#10. Microsoft Corporation chairman Bill Gates William (Bill) H. Gates has taken the tenth spot.\n\nOf the 6.8 billion people on the planet, Forbes’ list comprises ‘the 68 who matter’
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#9. Chairperson of India's UPA Government and Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi was named the ninth most powerful person in the world. \n\n
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#8. US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke took the eighth spot
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#7. Britain's prime minister David Cameron has been ranked seventh on the list
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#6. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the highest-ranked woman in the list, taking the sixth spot
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#5. 83-year-old Pope Benedict XVI was ranked the 5th most powerful person in the world
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#4. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took the 4th spot.\n\nThe heads of state, major religious figures, entrepreneurs and outlaws on the second annual list were chosen 'because, in various ways, they bend the world to their will'
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#3. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz All Saud was named the third most powerful person in the world
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#2. US president Barack Obama made it close to the top, but is still not the most powerful person in the world, according to Forbes
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#1. China's President Hu Jintao has been named the most powerful people in the world by Forbes in this year’s list of 68 people ‘who matter’.\n