These Are The 10 Most Powerful People In Europe Right Now


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Forbes has just published its annual list of the world’s most powerful people which is sure to cause no little debate.There’s sure to be plenty of arguments over who did and didn’t make the list. Maybe, just maybe, there might be one or two eyebrows raised at Barak Obama’s resurgence at the top of the list. Obama previously fell to second behind China’s Hu Jintao last year.

You can see the full list here.

But enough of other continents, let’s have a look at the continent on the tip of everyone’s tongues.

#10 Dmitry Medvedev

Age: 46

Country: Russia

Role: President of Russia

SOURCE: Forbes

#9 Recep Erdogan

Age: 57

Country: Turkey

Role: Prime Minister of Turkey

SOURCE: Forbes

#8 Christine Lagarde

Age: 55

Country: France

Role: Managing Director of IMF

SOURCE: Forbes

#7 Silvio Berlusconi

Age: 75

Country: Italy

Role: Prime Minister of Italy

SOURCE: Forbes

#6 Nicolas Sarkozy

Age: 56

Country: France

Role: President of France

SOURCE: Forbes

#5 Mario Draghi

Age: 64

Country: Italy

Role: President of European Central Bank

SOURCE: Forbes

#4 David Cameron

Age: 45

Country: UK

Role: Prime Minister of UK

SOURCE: Forbes

#3 Pope Benedict XVI

Age: 84

Country: Vatican (Born in Germany)

Role: Head of the Roman Catholic Church

SOURCE: Forbes

#2 Angela Merkel

Age: 57

Country: Germany

Role: Chancellor of Germany

SOURCE: Forbes

#1 Vladimir Putin

Age: 59

Country: Russia

Role: Prime Minister of Russia

SOURCE: Forbes

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