For the third straight year, Forbes has given Vladimir Putin the top spot on its annual Most Powerful People list. War criminals have all the luck!
Forbes creates the list by judging people according to four aspects of power: Amount of people influenced; financial resources; power in multiple spheres; and active use of power.
Second on Forbes’s list is Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel. She is followed by Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Xi Jinping, China’s general secretary of the communist party.