The 50 most powerful people in the world 2008

Newsweek just told us who are in the global elite team.Totally 50 people are in the list and I can say that this team’s decisions related to everyone in the world,whatever they are old or young,rich or poor.


I may rant out that they moved the earth’s rotation in their own way.All right,I think my visitors surely are interested to know who are these giants.So keep your eyes on the following contents:

1: Barack Obama(President-Elect,US)
2: Hu Jintao(China,President)
3: Nicolas Sarkozy(President,France)
4-5-6: Economic Triumvirate (central banker of US Federal Reserve,Ben Bernanke;CB of European Central Bank,Jean-Claude Trichet;CB of the bank of Japan,Masaaki Shirakawa)
7: Gordon Brown(Prime Minister,United Kingdom)
8: Angela Merkel(Chancellor,Germany)
9: Vladimir Putin(Prime Minister and former President,Russia)
10: Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud(King,Saudi Arabia)

11: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei(spiritual leader and highest authority,Iran)
12: Kim Jong Il(Chairman of the National Defence Commission,North Korea)
13-14: The Clintons (former President Bill Clinton and his wife,US)
15: Timothy Geithner(Obama’s Treasury Secretary,US)
16: Gen. David Petraeus(Head of Central Command,US)
17: Sonia Gandhi(President of Congress Party,India)
18: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva(President,Brazil)
19: Warren Buffett(one of the richest people in the world,investor,US)
20: Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani(Chief of Army Staff,Pakistan)
21: Nuri al-Maliki(Prime Minister,Iraq)
22-23: The Philanthropists (Bill Gates,the co-founder of Microsoft and his wife Melinda Gates,US)
24: Nancy Pelosi(The Democratic leader,US)
25: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan(President,the United Arab Emirates)
26: Mike Duke(CEO-Designate,Wal-Mart Stores,US)
27: Rahm Emanuel(Chief of staff of President-Elect Obama,US)
28: Eric Schmidt(co-founder of Google,the advisor of President-Elect Obama,US)
29: Jamie Dimon(CEO of JP Morgan Chase,US)
30-31: Friends of Barack (David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett,true friends and senior advisors of President-Elect Obama,US)
32: Dominique Strauss-Kahn(Managing Director, International Monetary Fund)
33: Rex Tillerson(CEO, ExxonMobil,US)
34: Steve Jobs(founder and CEO of Apple Inc.,US)
35: John Lasseter(chief creative officer,Pixar Studios,US)
36: Michael Bloomberg(Mayor of New York City,US)
37: Pope Benedict XVI(Head of the Roman Catholic Church)
38: Katsuaki Watanabe(CEO of Toyota,Japan)
39: Rupert Murdoch(Chairman and CEO of News Corp.)
40: Jeff Bezos(CEO of,US)
41: Shahrukh Khan(The King of Bollywood,India)
42: Osama bin Laden(Global Terrorist)
43: Hassan Nasrallah(the most influential radical Shiite leader,Arab world)
44: Dr. Margaret Chan(Director-General, World Health Organization)
45: Carlos Slim Helú(Tycoon,Mexico)
46: The Dalai Lama(Tibetan spiritual leader)
47: Oprah Winfrey(a famous talk-show anchor,US)
48: Amr Khaled(Televangelist,Egypt)
49: E. A. Adeboye (the pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church of God,Nigeria)
50: Jim Rogers (CEO of Duke Energy,US)

From the list,the biography of each person is not the only thing.In the meantime,we could know what the matters we need to be concerned;what the revolutions we need to make and what the intimidation we need to face.Finally,it’s all about life.

20 thoughts on “The 50 most powerful people in the world 2008”

    1. I agree.But because of the special relationship between the government and the army,the media might think that Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani still controls the country substantially,thus Pakistani President seems to have lesser power on real governances.

  1. Does SRK deserve to be in this prestigious list ? But why ? Bcz he is King of Bollywood…No….its not enough…But bcz of SRK Indian culture & films got popularity in overseas specially in Middle east,Europe,America,Malaysia & Indonesia.Many other reasons are..!!

    1-His wax statue in Madamme Tussad, London.

    2-His wax statue in France where other indian is only Mahatma Gandhi.

    3-second most Filmfare Award winner for best actor after Dilip Kumar.

    4-SRK honoured with the distinction of Officer of the “Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the Ambassador of France.

    5-In Germany SRK is more popular than Pope.

    6-Datuk award from Malysia.

    National Honours:

    1997 – Best Indian Citizen Award

    2002 – Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in the Field of Entertainment

    2005 – Padma Shri Award

  2. How on earth did the pope's name not come first on the list.How did some one's name appear because he's abig name in Bollywood an Industry i heard about afew moments ago and almost no one in Africa knows about it.A few got mentioned because they are CEO'S that barely any soul knows about yet they are among the"50 most powerful people in the world"You got to be kidding.

    1. Well,I don't think that is a perfect list.It may only have its meaning in some fields,not all.

      Here,we are not talking about the title of the people or how famous they are.You should know that even a nobody could change the world.

      It's the list of a simple reference.There is nothing about who is more or less important.

      Thus,I'm welcoming you to leave your words here as it reacts your thought and this will be the only reason to thank you.

  3. Whilst the massacre of their fellow Muslims men, women and children continues in the Gaza Strip the most powerful Muslims remain silent. Where the most powerful Muslims:

    10: Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud(King,Saudi Arabia)

    11: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei(spiritual leader and highest authority,Iran)

    20: Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani(Chief of Army Staff,Pakistan)

    21: Nuri al-Maliki(Prime Minister,Iraq)

    25: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan(President,the United Arab Emirates)

    Are they on the list because of their ability to tow the American and become deaf, dumb and Blind.

  4. naaaaah i totali disagree i think asif ali zidari is jus too strong my man yh carries a gun n dat, trus me man i knw hes not meant to be president yh but kasam my my man got sum hevi backup all the military neels down to him i personaly dnt like him but my man got my bak init. i mite jus buy him a porche for eid!

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