The World’s Most Powerful People 2016
David M. Ewalt
To compile the list, we considered hundreds of candidates from various walks of life all around the globe, and measured their power along four dimensions. First, we asked whether the candidate has power over lots of people. Next we assessed the financial resources controlled by each person. Then we determined if the candidate is powerful in multiple spheres. Lastly, we made sure that the candidates actively used their power.
To calculate the final rankings, a panel of Forbes editors ranked all of our candidates in each of these four dimensions of power, and those individual rankings were averaged into a composite score. This year’s list comes at a time of rapid and profound change, and represents our best guess about who will matter in the year to come.
Here are the 20 most powerful people in the world.
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*WOBBLE DANGEROUSLY, YOU MEAN!
Prime Minister, Israel*
*IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE
CEO, JPMorgan Chase
Grand Ayatollah, Iran
Chair, Grupo Carso
King, Saudi Arabia*
US-UK-EU PUPPET CRYPTO-JEW KING OF OCCUPIED ARABIA AND BITCH OF ISRAEL. HE OWNS NOTHING AS ALL ARAB MONEY IS OWNED BY THE WEST, BUT USED THROUGH HIM!
CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
Prime Minister, U.K.
President, European Central Bank
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Prime Minister, India
Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chair, Federal Reserve
Pope, Roman Catholic Church
General Secretary, Communist Party Of China
*based on December 2016