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 1:57PM
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You people are so full of shyt it is rediculas. Obama could lead a lost turist group out of a cardboard box. No way he is the most powerful in the world. If he is, it is a very sad day for mankind!

What a bunch of BS!

Dec 5, 2012 1:57PM
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So a dead or clinically dead man is number 7 on the list?   Do the writers even know what they're writing or do they just make up whatever they need to fill in around an Obama puff piece?
Dec 5, 2012 1:57PM
Dec 5, 2012 1:57PM
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All I know is-- the article features Barrack Obama and Ben Bernanke. Today around noon the Dow shot up like a rocket. That only happens when there is artificial stimuli helping it's dead carcass. Right now, a HUGE number of younger people unable to achieve ridiculous Kool Aid productivity goals are planning to exit the boxes they work for and head home for some fresh perspective. That means our government just authorized additional debt obligation for a false economy that cannot sustain itself. I'd call that the premise for WAR on WALL STREET and the puppets they influence. You don't run economies out of textbooks, you WORK them. That requires JOB RECOVERY and a whole lot of educated deadbeats being thrown out of penthouse suites and bloated compensation contracts being chewed up by the Boards that crafted them.

 

16 days until the End of the World. The headlights are on and the signs all point to danger. When do our leaders wake up? BEN-- GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA, YOU FOOL.

Dec 5, 2012 1:56PM
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stop hating the president of the U S A GET OVER IT he is the the most powerful person in the world and there's nothing you all can do about it so shut up all u haters

 

Dec 5, 2012 1:56PM
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He's a poor excuse for a President! Won't do what the people wants,but is out to destroy America!
Dec 5, 2012 1:55PM
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If you think President Obama can hold a candle to Bernanke and the heads of the European Union Banks... You're living in a fantasy world. Whoever controls the money, controls the country. In the words of that vicious, evil Rockefeller;

 

"I believe that the power to make money is a gift from God."

 

And from Rothschild:

 

"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."

 

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Dec 5, 2012 1:55PM
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Please remember people, when you bad mouth Obama, you are bad mouthing a majority of the PEOPLE.  SO I WOULD SUBMIT THIS STATEMENT FOR EVERYBODY TO REFLECT ON, "ALL MINORITIES HAVE BIG-MOUTHS AND SMALL BRAINS, BECAUSE THEY DON'T COUNT, AND BECAUSE THEY ARE BRINGING OUR COUNTRY DOWN"  Definition of minorities -- Anybody that voted for Romney.
Dec 5, 2012 1:55PM
Dec 5, 2012 1:54PM
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WHY I KEEP READING MSN'S JUNK ARTICLES I'LL NEVER KNOW - MSN - MOST SICKENING NEWS...
Dec 5, 2012 1:53PM
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So, that would mean he is tied with just about every other President of the United States. Obama is not any more special than the others. He got elected, pushes his agenda, and has all the same powers as the other presidents. So, he shouldn't be on this list. The office of the President of the US should be the correction. Obama is nothing more than a man in a high profile office. Let's not make more of this guy than he really is lest we make Americans look more foolish than we already appear.
Dec 5, 2012 1:53PM
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The whole Demoncratic Administration of the USA of course!!!
Dec 5, 2012 1:52PM
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And the #1 Bull Chitter is the Son of Islam.
Dec 5, 2012 1:51PM
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Obama wouldnt last long in a pool hall
Dec 5, 2012 1:51PM
Dec 5, 2012 1:49PM
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I love the people that compare Obama to hitler. Remembering the BUSH nightmare, starting 2 wars that weren't needed, killing 4000 of our children for NOTHING, lying to get us into the wars to begin with and now all these years later it's OBAMA ending the wars, but anyway whoever made those comments about Obama, you sound like a FOX make it all up newscast, making up the facts as you wish kind of like FOX does. remember the facts and truth in 2012 are easy to find with internet at fingertips. so if you want to believe loonies like FOX then you must not want to listen to truth or see the facts, you just like fiction.
Dec 5, 2012 1:48PM
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Well blow me over, who would have ever guessed it??? Yawn....ZZZzzzZZzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz.
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 1:48PM
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Forbes has their opinion, but that is all it is. It holds no value with me.
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