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Putin tops Trump in Forbes’ ‘world’s most powerful’ list

Putin has topped the list now four years in a row.


Dell Cameron


President-elect Donald Trump jumped 70 spots on the annual Forbes MagazineWorld’s Most Powerful” list, coming in second on the 2016 list published Wednesday.

There’s only one person in the world more powerful than Trump, according to the magazine: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Russia’s president has exerted his country’s influence in nearly every corner of the globe; from the motherland to Syria to the U.S. presidential elections, Putin continues to get what he wants,” Forbes writes, noting this is the fourth year that Putin has topped the list.

Forbes writes that in second place,”President-elect Donald Trump has a seeming immunity to scandal, both houses of Congress on his side, and a personal net worth in the billions.”

The magazine places Trump’s estimated wealth at $3.7 billion.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping, and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church are also among the “world’s most powerful” people, according to Forbes. President Barack Obama ranked 48th.

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