‘WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL’
President-elect Donald Trump rocketed from No. 72 on Forbes annual list of “The World’s Most Powerful People” in 2015 to No. 2 this time around. “Donald Trump is trading in Trump Tower for the White House,” Forbes notes in a jaunty review. Former rival Hillary Clinton does not appear on the list at all. President Obama is ranked No. 48. Last year, he was No. 2.
“Any ranking of the world’s most powerful people is going to be subjective, so we don’t pretend ours is definitive. It’s meant to be the beginning of a conversation, not the final word,” notes Forbes contributing editor David Ewalt.
And who is the tip top of the list? That would be Russia President Vladimir Putin, who’s been there for four years running. The lengthy power list includes 74