Forbes’s recently released Most Powerful people of the world puts Bill Gates at the 4th position behind just US president Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia president Vladimir Putin.
Obviously, this makes Bill Gates the most powerful technology person in the list ahead of Google founder Sergey Brin (rank 20), Google CEO Larry Page (rank 20), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (rank 28), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (rank 27), Apple CEO Timothy Cook (rank 27), Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (rank 46), Baidu founder Robin Li (rank 64) and LinkedIN chairman Reid Hoffman (rank 71). A total of 10 people from technology sector are present in the top 100 list.
Few other notable mentions in the Top 100 list:
1. FIFA president Joseph Blatter is the only Sports related person in the list.
2. NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch is the only Media related person in the list.
3. Bill Gates is more powerful than the Pope Benedict XVI (rank 5)
4. 3 people from India make to the list. Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi (rank 12) and Manmohan Singh who also is the prime minister (rank 19) are ahead of India’s most richest man, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani (rank 55).
Source: Forbes top 100 powerful people