Forbes’ Powerful People list is out, with the top 70 influencers listed.
It begins without any surprises: Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Hu Jintao.
But there are 10 tech people sprinkled among the world leaders and money men and women.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg finds himself in the 9th spot overall, but he’s not the most important person in the tech world.
That would be a certain other founder.
Simply put, Abramson is in charge of the world's most important newspaper (and one of the few that's figuring out the Internet). Her job now: Maintain quality while cutting costs and increasing revenue. Simple.
Baidu is the most successful Internet company in China. Li heads the venture, which has made him a billionaire many times over. He is also one of the most powerful people in the world's most populous nation.
The 38-year-old moved into the CEO spot and immediately began remaking the company he co-founded. Page's Google adheres more closely to the values he and Sergey Brin held in the highest regard when they first dreamed up the algorithm.
Larry Page keeps the Internet giant running, but Brin's mandate makes him more powerful. If Google comes up with the next great idea, it's going to come from one of the projects the co-founder oversees.
2011 wasn't the best year for Murdoch's News Corp. The News of the World phone-hacking scandal costs the company millions, but it just kept going. Fox News will play a huge role in the 2012 elections, ensuring the Aussie's fingerprints remain all over American politics.
Sure, he's the mayor of New York now, but Bloomberg made a mint with the creation of his increasingly ubiquitous eponymous terminals. The Bloomberg news services is also rapidly becoming the go-to force in financial journalism.
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