Ed Noor: As always, dear Reader, the names of the truly powerful upon the planet remain absent from this list which lends suspicion to this whole diversionary exercise of who really holds the strings. Herzl, father of political Zionism, referred to this financial power and puppetry as , “Our terrible power of the purse”
Why are the Royals not included? Where is the Black Nobility? Where are the Rothschilds and their minions? To keep hands upon their allotted fortunes, many of these “philanthropists” who owe their success by selling out to the PTB, must apply it to good deeds that push along the NWO/JWO agenda. Here you find Bill Gates, George Soros, Warren Buffett, and the like.
In the past, such people have left little wealth behind them having given all to the cause, having been but little more than fronts for Rothschild interests. JP Morgan died leaving very little estate. Cecile Rhodes left his rather meagre fortune to create the “Rhodes Scholarship” that still produces elite “leaders” such as Bill Clinton. Suffice it to say, such a list below can be more accurately assessed by who is omitted more than who has made the grade.
The real power lies behind the thrones not the characters who perform on stage although Vladimir Putin makes a refreshing change on top with anti-NWO campaign.
Who’s more powerful: the autocratic leader of a former superpower or the handcuffed commander in chief of the most dominant country in the world?
This year the votes for the World’s Most Powerful went to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He climbs one spot ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama, who held the title in 2012.
Putin has solidified his control over Russia while Obama’s lame duck period has seemingly set in earlier than usual for a two-term president ~ latest example: the government shutdown mess. Anyone watching this year’s chess match over Syria and NSA leaks has a clear idea of the shifting individual power dynamics.
The Most Powerful People in the World list is an annual snapshot of the heads of state, CEOs and financiers, philanthropists and NGO chiefs, billionaires, and entrepreneurs who truly rule the world. It represents the collective wisdom of top FORBES editors, who consider hundreds of nominees before ranking the planet’s top 72 power-brokers ~ one for every 100 million people on Earth ~ based on their scope of influence and their financial resources relative to their peers.
This year’s list features 17 heads of state who run nations with a combined GDP of some $48 trillion ~ including the three most powerful people, Putin, Obama and Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the Communist Party of China. The 27 CEOs and chairs control over $3 trillion in annual revenues, and 12 are entrepreneurs, including new billionaires on the list, Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote (No. 64), founder of Dangote Group, and Oracle’s Larry Ellison (No. 58). Speaking of, this year’s class has 28 billionaires valued in excess of $564 billion.
THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE: 2013
Here, a quick peek at the Most Powerful People in the World 2013:
Newcomers: Among the 13 newcomers are;
Pope Francis (No. 4),
Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-Hee (No. 41),
Volkswagen’s Martin Winterkorn (No. 49),
South Korean President Park Geun-hye (No. 52),
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty(No. 56), and
Janet Yellen (No. 72), nominated by President Obama as the next leader of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Rosneft CEO and Putin confidant Igor Sechin (No. 60) and
Jill Abramson (No. 68), the executive editor of the New York Times, make a return appearance after dropping of the list in years past.
HE’S NOT NO. 1:
This is the first year that Putin carries the crown. Obama has been on the top of the list for every year with the exception of 2010, when Hu Jintao, the former political and military leader of China, was No. 1.
WOMEN MOVING UP IN NUMBERS:
This year there are nine women on the list, representing 12% of the world’s most powerful ~ in stark contrast to being 50% of the world’s population. Both 2011 and 2012 featured six women leaders and the inaugural list from 2009 included only 3 ~ or just 4.4%. Recently elected Park of South Korea joins the other female heads of state German Chancellor Angela Merkel No.5), Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff(No. 20)and de facto head of India Sonia Gandhi (No. 21). Two of the world’s most important NGO’s are run by women: Christine Lagarde(No. 35) leads the IMF andMargaret Chan (No. 59) steers the World Health Organization.
Worth a cumulative $564 billion. Sure they’re rich but many of these billionaires deserve special attention for their philanthropic work, including:
Warren Buffett (No. 13),
Michael Bloomberg (No. 29),
Li Ka-shing (No. 30),
Charles and David Koch (No. 31), and
Mohammed Ibrahim (No. 71).
There are 12 in total. As expected, many are headquartered on the West Coast:
Google’s Larry Pageand Sergey Brin (No. 17),
Mark Zuckerberg (No. 24),
Elon Musk (No. 47), Ellison and
Reid Hoffman (No. 65).
Global entrepreneurial spirit spans from Japan’s Masayoshi Son (No. 45) and
China’s Robin Li (No. 61) to Africa’s Dangote and Ibrahim.
The FORBES Most Powerful started in 2009, seeking to answer a straight yet complex question: What is the true nature of power and can we really compare and rank heads of state with religious figures and drug traffickers? The premise has always been to select one person for every 100 million on the planet. The first list had 67 slots. This year we are up to 72.
At this fifth edition, it’s notable that most of the leaders who made the top 10 on the inaugural list are still on today:
Bill Gates (No. 6),
U.S. Fed Chair Ben Bernanke (No. 7),
the King of Saudi Arabia(No. 8),
Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke (No. 10),
billionaire Carlos Slim Helu (No. 12),
Page and Brin, and
Rupert Murdoch (No. 33).