Forbes List of the World’s Most Powerful People 2013

Forbes, an American magazine, published its annual list of the “World’s Most Powerful People” for 2013. The number one spot went to the Russian President Vladimir Putin followed by the American President Barack Obama, who had held the number one spot last year. The number 3 spot went to the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the number 4 spot went to the leader of the Catholic Church Pope Francis. There are 72 people on the list. Earth’s population is approximately 7.2 billion, so the list has 1 person for every 100,000,000. You can view the list here.

In 2012, Earth’s population was approximately, 7.1 billion, and there were 71 people on the list. Forbes has been publishing this list since 2009.

Did you know?

There is only one person out of the 72 on the Forbes World’s Most Powerful People 2013 list who is less than 30 years of age, and that’s Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Did you know?

The world’s population was just one billion people around 200 years ago in 1804. Here is a video showing Earth’s population growth.


Image Credits: for Putin’s image

Sources: Forbes Magazine,