After his third place last year, this year Putin is number one on the Forbes World's Most Powerful People list. Comrade Putin took over the title from his American friend Obama who fell down to the second place. The top three is completed by Chinese cuddly bear Xi Jinping.
No your Holiness, your number four
Europe is represented at place four and five by the new Pope (yes we know he's Argentinian but his earthly kingdom is in Europe) and German powerwoman Angela Merkel. Merkel, last years number two, is the only woman in the top ten.Highest youngster on the list is Facebook cofounder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at place 24.