We have 7.2 billion people on the planet but I want to give a quick rundown on the list of the world's most powerful people in the year 2013.
1) Vladimir Putin: The Russian President has displayed great courage and preyed on the weakness of Obama. He granted asylum to American wanted fugitive and spy Edward Snowden and defended Syria's Assad regime by supplying sophisticated missiles and dispatching a dozen warships to the Mediterranean Sea thereby forcing the US to retreat. A slap to the face of the US government.
2) Barack Obama: The collapse of the Obama Care program, government shutdown, inability to topple Assad regime all proved to be fatal flaws in his leadership.
3) Xi Jinpin: China President,
4) pope Francis: Roman Catholic Pope
5) Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany
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