Not so long ago, Forbes published its next edition of the ranking of the most influential people in the world, and the "top three" of the rankings, many in our country already know: the first place was given to the South American President Barack Obama, second — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the third step Vladimir Putin ascended to the pedestal, ahead of people like Bill Gates (4th), Pope Benedict XVI (5th place). Note that this list of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took 61st place …
1. Barack Obama
The President of the United States
Locations: United States
Marital status: married, two kids
Barack Obama in 2012 confidently defeated in the presidential election in the United States. In a further 4 years, it will solve the severe problem of the strongest economic and military power in the world, including those caused by acute economical crisis, the highest level of unemployment, tensions in the Middle East.
2. Angela Merkel
Age: 58 years
Place of residence: Germany
Marital status: Married
The most influential woman of the year led the country, which is a pillar of the European Union and for carrying on the responsibility for the fate of the euro. Merkel stands rigid approach to resolving the debt crisis of the eurozone. Merkel has its own post since 2005, and in front of her — a general election in Germany in 2013.
3. Vladimir Putin
The President of the Russian Federation
Locations: Our homeland
Age: 60 years
Marital status: Married
Re-elected in March 2012 on the new — at that time a 6-year-old — term, Putin returned to all the reins of power he has, in the general opinion, and did not let go. In the past year reytnige Putin was on the 2nd place. And this year he turned 60, which in Russia — the age of retirement. But does anyone dare to tell him about it? Widespread criticism in the world, Putin has undergone because of a prison sentence, to which the tribunal sentenced the participants in Russia punk band Pussy Riot.
When such ratings are published, there is always the question arises: what kind of information to go into the database reflect some of rating differences between people. On this issue the magazine Forbes answers: the main aspect for a set of rating points politician or businessman concerned with the impact of human life on a certain number of people.
It would seem that such a point scoring rankings had to be put on the first place, or Hu Jintao (1st place in 2010), or Xi Jinping (1st until handed over the full range of opportunities to administer the second), because These people influence, at least on the 1.35 billion people in the world. However, when considering the rating, it appears that a "top three prize" None of them did not come at a fairly close distance. Forbes of 2-endowed Chinese favorites and more influential Xi Jinping, but put that on a modest 9th. It turns out that Barack Obama, according to the views of Forbes, affect more people, if anyone else from the Chinese favorites. A very controversial statement. It is, in principle, can be explained only in one case: if the drafters of the Forbes ranking confirms that the South American president is under the thumb of the European Union, some countries of the Persian Gulf, all of North America and other regions, there is still small things — Georgia and Kosovo for example. If confirmed, Obama, no doubt, the most influential, who would doubt it …
9. Xi Jinping
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
Age: 59 years
Lives in: China
Marital status: Married
The man, who seemed to be controlled by China over the next decade, has just been elected Secretary General of the CPC. In March 2013, he takes over as head of state, replacing Hu Jintao.
Further aspect of the evaluation of the most influential people in the world — they have a controlling financial resources. If so, then again, is it clear that in the first place that makes the sovereign rating of Obama? After all, this policy of "credit" 16-trillionth of a financial hole. And who's who is in control — the big question: Obama or hole, or hole Obama. The second option seems more plausible. By the way, there must be said that on the 6th place in the list of the most influential people in the world by Forbes, placed such people like Ben Bernanke … Apparently, the people conducting the assessment, decide to close their eyes to the South American Astronomical duty as against the President of the United States, so and against the head of the Federal Reserve. Allegedly, the debt itself for itself, and these gentlemen — for themselves by themselves. Forbes But for some reason decided to take into account when determining the level of exposure to these people such point as the U.S. GDP. Why? Really a mystery, because they do not completely clear the reasons why a large amount of debt of the United States stubbornly ignored, but GDP is taken into account. Why, when you have a huge desire to at least three countries (China, India and Russia) is quite have the will to renounce the use of dollar as the influenc
e of Obama, along with Bernanke can be read in the form of political epitaphs.
Let us not forget that in the ranking of the most influential people in the world were, and entrepreneurs. Their Forbes estimated by market capitalization and profitability of their companies, as well as on the personal of these gentlemen. But even here the level of influence raises certain questions. For example, influence of Bill Gates, which has appeared on the views of Forbes, most, if influence is the same Chinese managers in the world can only read about that in the "Forbes" use computers only on the basis of the operating system Windows — less. Well, if the old man as Bill has an impact on the company itself Forbes, this does not mean that it is even more influential in the world than, for example, the same Xi Jinping. Yes, quite a bit to put pressure China to release some Chinese OS Shmindows, and Bill Gates himself will pray for you, that his company to stay afloat.
By the way, if you associate the current global influence forbsovsky rating from last year's publication, that Barack Obama was there in the first place — who would have hesitated, but Hu Jintao, second third place Vladimir Putin, distanced himself from the "podium" so far as the general could afford for themselves experts at Forbes. Apparently, in their opinion, is now on the representation Hu Jintao (for a second — still the President of China) or in China or in the world have nothing to depend on. Apparently, the staff agency of the different rankings in Forbes not much familiar with the rules of the change of power in the Middle Kingdom …
Well and influence in the world, Vladimir Putin, once again, by the views of Forbes, has declined: in 2011 was the 2nd place after Obama now passed forward Ms Merkel — the one that can still be successfully affect only the poor Greeks, generously gifted German loans. Neuzh something from their own Greek debtors Frau Merkel came to "silver position?"
Another factor that is taken into account in the rankings have been a factor the possibility of using their own power. Then Forbes gives vent to his feelings, almost gushing thoughts on why Obama, for example, the influential Putin. Here is a quote from Forbes about Obama: "4 more years, it will solve the severe prepyadstviya the strongest economic and military power in the world." And what about Putin? Well, about the Russian president like this: "This year, he was 60 years old, which in Russia — the age of retirement. But does anyone dare to tell him about it? Widespread criticism in the world, Putin has undergone because of a prison sentence, to which the tribunal sentenced the participants in Russia punk band Pussy Riot ».
Comparing these releases, we can say that Vladimir Putin specialists from Forbes gives the third place only because of the verdict (pronounced, by the way, tribunal) Pussy Riot, but Barack Obama — the first since that would "solve tough problems." Note: I have, and another 4 years to decide something … I wonder why Forbes says, is not in its own release that Obama is influential, because the South American tribunal oven loss imprisoned businessman Viktor Bout, who before the United States did not even been That's … that's influence is — do not say anything … just to Toll tsyknut South American Court "right people", as he takes his cap and makes a guilty verdict based on the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster. What could be Putin or Xi Jinping to such an influential …
61. Dmitry Medvedev
Russian Prime Minister
Age: 47 years
Locations: Our homeland
Marital status: Married, one child
In the ranking of the past year, Dmitry Medvedev took 59th place (for year earlier — 12th). Junior member of the Russian ruling tandem in 2012, Medvedev and Putin exchanged and returned to his post not as noticeable as prime minister. Medvedev in the middle of the achievements of the past year: he forced Mark Zuckerberg to wear a suit for their 20-minute meeting in Moscow in October.
Well, that absolutely sure, tell them so special realistic ranking of the most influential people in Forbes, make out one of the circumstances under which a sacred Sotk was Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Here accordingly quote: "Among the achievements of the past year Medvedev: he forced Mark Zuckerberg to wear a suit for their 20-minute meeting in Moscow in October." Nor subtract or add … And if it was not forced, it seems, can not see Dmitry Anatolyevich 61 th place as their own ears …
And when you consider that in the Forbes ranking of 20 places above Medvedev hosted a Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, the zoom own rating Dmitry Anatolyevich Forbes, apparently indirectly offers something haggling …
In preparing the material used information from the Web site http://www.forbes.ru