1. Angela Merkel
Germany’s chancellor again takes the top spot. As leader of Europe’s largest economy, she is playing a vital role in shepherding the Eurozone out of recession. In last year’s election, Merkel led her coalition to a 41.5 percent landslide victory.
From underwater mining to luxury yachts, Mohammed Al Barwani has interests in a staggering range of industries. The chairman of MB Holding explains how he built the firm from scratch to become a billion-dollar player.