7 Most Famous and Powerful Personalities in 2013


Everyone in this world desire and yearns for power. But power is not only about having the emancipation to act according to one’s considers and comfort; it also comes with an added accountability of making right and fruitful decisions. There are some prominent traits in this world on which we have vested the power. Here we shall converse about the 7 most influential people just about the world and why are they named so, as accounted by from Forbes.

 1. Barack Obama

President, United States
Age: 51
Residence: Washington, DC
Country of Citizenship: United States
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2

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Barack Obama, has marked a record by being the first African American prevail the United States presidential election that were held in 2008. His re-election on 2012 for the U.S. president office was very critical and central for the country. Now he is left with four more years to thrust his agenda past destabilized congressional Republicans. Obama is in front of major challenges counting an unresolved financial statement crisis, high joblessness and renewed unrest in the Middle East.  However, Obama remains the commandant in chief of the world’s greatest military and top leader of the sole economic and enriching superpower, factually the leader of the free and most authoritative world.

 2. Angela Merkel

Chancellor, Germany
Age: 58
Residence: Berlin, Germany
Country of Citizenship: Germany
Education: Doctorate, Leipzig University; Master of Science, Leipzig University
Marital Status: Married

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Angela Merkel is world’s second dominant person and the world first powerful women. Merkel is known to be the vertebrae of the 27-member European Union and its’ she who bear the fate of the euro on her shoulders.  Though Merkel was a corporeal chemist by professional background but she successfully record by entering politics in the wake of the revolutions of 1989. She has served up as a chancellor since 2005 and is seen as playing a decisive role in managing the financial crisis at the European and international level. Merkel’s aggressive directions for reducing the European debt catastrophe have been challenged by both hard-hit southern countries and the more prosperous north, but still both are repute firm.

 3. Vladimir Putin

President, Russia
Age: 60
Residence: Moscow, Russia
Country of Citizenship: Russia
Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Saint Petersburg State University
Marital Status: Married

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Vladimir Putin has been re-elected for a third 6-year term as president in March, last year in 2012 after a few years exchanging posts with Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev.  This October Putin, who reins a nuclear-tipped army, a enduring seat on the UN Security convention and some of the world’s Biggest oil and gas minerals, turned 60. That’s Russia’s retiring or the withdrawal age, but no one has got the bravado to tell him to quit.

4. Bill Gates

Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Age: 57
Source of Wealth: Microsoft, self-made
Residence: Medina, WA
Country of Citizenship: United States
Education: Drop Out, Harvard University
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3

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Bill Gates is the world’s second-richest man with a net worth of $65 billion and that’s after giving away more than $28 billion for collective causes. Gates is the ex- chief executive officer and present chairman of Microsoft. His post-Microsoft mission includes eliminating many catching and deadly diseases: By his own estimation, that would save life of above 8 million people by 2020. But Gates’ benevolent endeavors don’t stop there: he continues to persuade his peers to sign the “Giving Pledge,” promising to give away half their capital or more for charitable causes. After getting predisposed by him, twenty-three more tycoons signed the Giving Pledge in 2012, pushing the total to 92

 5. Pope Benedict XVI

Pope, Roman Catholic Church
Age: 85
Residence: Vatican City, Vatican City State
Country of Citizenship: Germany
Marital Status: Single

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Pope Benedict XVI serves dual function as Sovereign of the Vatican City State and leader of the Catholic Church. According to the doctrine of Papal Supremacy, the Pope enjoys “supreme, full, immediate, and universal power” over the spirit of 1.2 billion Catholics about the world. Many turn to the Pope for the final phrase on life’s most personal decisions, including birth control, abortion, matrimony and euthanasia (the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of a patient suffering from an incurable and tender disease or in an irreparable coma).

6. Ben Bernanke

Chairman, Federal Reserve, United States. Age: 59
Residence: Washington, DC
Country of Citizenship: United States
Education: Doctorate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Harvard University
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2  

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Ben Bernanke is an economist and presently the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. On February 1, 2006, President Bush appointed him to be chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. Then on January 28, 2010, Bernanke was established for a second term as chairman, 2010, after being re-nominated by President Barack Obama. Bernanke has been on a buying spree: In a third round of quantitative easing, the Federal Reserve System is now snapping up $40 billion a month of mortgage-backed securities and $45 billion of Treasury’s. This has resulted in unassuming economic upturn and a near-record of $2.9 trillion on the Federal Reserve Bank balance sheet.

 7. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

King, Saudi Arabia
Age: 88
Residence: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Country of Citizenship: Saudi Arabia
Marital Status: Married

 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

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Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King of the desert kingdom controls 20 percent of the world’s known oil reserves and guards Islam’s holiest cities. In 1961, as a young man, Abdullah became Mayor of Mecca. With a individual wealth estimated at $18 billion, Abdullah is ranked as the third richest imperial in the world. However, the nation and its populace is agony with the out-of-control youth unemployment.
Abdullah lost his brother Crown Prince Naïf who expired in June. Nayef was supposed to be Abdullah’s heir but as he is no more, another brother of Abdullah, 76 year old Crown Prince Salman, the Formar Governor of Riyadh, is going to triumph him.
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One Response

  1. Himanshu says:

    Hi Prakriti,

    It’s really nicely arranged post you forgot to add some impostant person. E.g: Mario Draghi – President of the European Central Bank, David Cameron – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sonia Gandhi – President of the Indian National Congress

    Anyway thanks for the informative post.

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