Forbes List of World’s Powerful People

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked ninth on the Forbes list of powerful people for 2015, up six places from last year when he was at number 15. He is placed between his host next week, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, at number eight and Google’s Larry Page at 10.

Following are the Top 20 in the Forbes List of Powerful People:

Rank Name Organization Age

#1 Vladimir Putin – Russia 63
#2 Angela Merkel – Germany 61
#3 Barack Obama – United States 54
#4 Pope Francis – Roman Catholic Church 78
#5 Xi Jinping – China 62
#6 Bill Gates – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 60
#7 Janet Yellen – Washington, United States 69
#8 David Cameron – United Kingdom 49
#9 Narendra Modi – India 65
#10 Larry Page – Google 42
#11 Mario Draghi – European Central Bank 68
#12 Li Keqiang – China 60
#13 Warren Buffett – Berkshire Hathaway 85
#14 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – 79
#15 Carlos Slim Helu – América Móvil 75
#16 Francois Hollande – France 61
#17 Jeff Bezos – Amazon.com 51
#18 Ali Hoseini – Khamenei Iran 76
#19 Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook 31
#20 Jamie Dimon – JPMorgan Chase 59

Mukesh Ambani is at 36th rank.

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Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc. Published biweekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics.

Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law. Its headquarters is located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Primary competitors in the national business magazine category include Fortune and Bloomberg Businessweek.

The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings, including its lists of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400) and rankings of world’s top companies (the Forbes Global 2000).

The motto of Forbes magazine is “The Capitalist Tool “. Its chairman and editor-in-chief is Steve Forbes, and its CEO is Mike Perlis.

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