The world's most powerful people

Forbes presents its annual ranking of the individuals who wield the greatest influence. Here's a look at the top 10.

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Dec 5, 2012 1:48PM
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For such  a powerful man, why is our country getting ready to fall off the fiscal cliff????  This poll is nonsense.
Dec 5, 2012 1:46PM
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how frightening that obama is number one

 

give him another Nobel for nothing

Dec 5, 2012 1:43PM
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Very SAD to see Obama as the most powerful..... He has NO Clue as to how to project that power.
Dec 5, 2012 1:36PM
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The man who will end America as we ever knew it.   The man who was in charge when america collapsed.   The man whose piece of legislation carries his own name, Obamacare, will forever be known as the single worst piece of legislation in modern history.   I guess Hitler was the most powerful man in the world in 1935.   Good company we keep.   End results will be the same.
Dec 5, 2012 1:39PM
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Worst news article ever, only reason he might be the "most powerful person in the world" is because he's a lie and a cheat.
Dec 5, 2012 1:35PM
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The most powerful idiot made it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 5, 2012 1:38PM
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the enemy of the state holds the highest office in the land.
Dec 5, 2012 1:40PM
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Funny how two of the most powerful are the head of the US Central Bank, and the European Central Bank.  You continually work to give your money to them and their cronies.  And when you complain that taxes should be higher on the wealthy, and that we need more regulation, they're even happier because they've arranged taxes and regulations in their favor.
Ron Paul suggests to audit (and do away with) our central bank, yet you call him a nut job.  
Have fun as you give your money to these bankers; you're getting what you deserve :)

Dec 5, 2012 1:33PM
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Is it based on fact or what the candidate thinks they are? If it is based on the candidates opinion of themselves, then Obama would be a hands down winner. Obama and Morsi deserve each other.
Dec 5, 2012 1:42PM
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He also qualified for the narcicism award- so he took a picture of himself looking into the water
Dec 5, 2012 1:43PM
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Uhhh, that most powerful would be the man who keeps his guns and fights redistribution.
Dec 5, 2012 1:33PM
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What were you paid or promised to mention that knucklehead obozo?
Dec 5, 2012 1:35PM
Dec 5, 2012 1:39PM
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how fitting that both of these people steal- one from his friends and the other from the taxpayers- promoting your own agenda never felt so good- should they pull themselves out of their media pockets
Dec 5, 2012 1:32PM
Dec 5, 2012 1:41PM
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BHO couldn't be the most powerful of anything, and who,or what is Forbes? You have to be a bunch of Odumbs***s  croonies who, at one point or the other got bailed out for something by this sorry administration. Birds of a feather stick together. Here it is a bunch of doo doo birds. LMFAO
Dec 5, 2012 1:40PM
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Mr. Forbes has firmly place his mouth around Obama's ... hehehe
Dec 5, 2012 1:40PM
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Too bad Obama and the American people don't have the backbone and fortitude of Angela Merkel. 

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