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Forbes ranks Putin world's most powerful man for third consecutive time

Russian President Vladimir Putin has topped the list of most powerful people of Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive time.  

The updated list of the authoritative US-based magazine was published on November 4th. The second place was taken by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who went up from the fifth place in 2014. US President Barack Obama comes third with the Pope and Chinese President Xi Jinping following. 

Also read: Putin: Russia will never follow instructions from the West

The top five that includes political leaders of most powerful countries in the world, the ranking continues with businessmen and financiers.

The 6th place is taken by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. According to the magazine, 73 people that appear on the list rule the world. 

Noteworthy, the Russian president was recognized the most powerful man on the planet according to Time Magazine. 

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Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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