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Getting to Know the World’s Most Powerful People

You should know the world’s most powerful people not to envy them but to draw inspiration from their works and actions. These people use their power and influence to change the world. They started like ordinary people like you but their drive to change the world prevailed therefore becoming the best in their field. You should take a look at the world’s most powerful people provided by Forbes.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the 44th and incumbent president of the United States of America. He is an inspiration because he is the first African American to hold the highest office. He was first a community organizer in Chicago before acquiring his law degree. After finishing law school, he decided to be a civil rights attorney in Chicago.

Angela Merkel

Men and women admire Angela Merkel because she is the first woman to be the Chancellor of Germany and leader of the Christian Democratic Union. She was appointed Germany’s Chancellor last 2005 up to the present.

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia (2000-present). He was Lieutenant Colonel of the KGB but retired to pursue politics. He was appointed Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 after becoming the president.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates founded Microsoft together with Paul Allen. Aside from being a founder, he is a business mogul, inventor, programmer, philanthropist and one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Pope Benedict XVI

The birth name of Pope Benedict XVI is Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger. He became pope following Pope John Paul’s death last 2005. He is now considered as the Pope Emeritus of the Catholic Church after announcing his resignation last February 2013. He was followed by Pope Francis.