Russian President Vladimir Putin tops Forbe’s list of the Most Powerful People. For all of those out there who thought it would have been US President Barack Obama, note that he is the runner up.
What would make the magazine choose Putin as the Most Powerful Man in the world? According to Forbes, they have a process:
“The list represents the collective wisdom of top FORBES editors, who consider hundreds of nominees before ranking the planet’s 72 power brokers — one for every 100 million on Earth. We measure their power along four dimensions,” explains Forbes’ Caroline Howard.
These are: :
1. Does the candidate have power over lots of people?
2. What are the financial resources controlled by the person?
3. Is the candidate is powerful in multiple spheres?
4. Does the candidate actively use his or her power?
While Putin may not possess the same financial resources or be as powerful in multiple spheres as Obama, there is little doubt that he is one of those individuals that has the ability to transcend manmade rules and boundaries.
Here are some of the reasons we think Putin is the ‘Most Powerful Man On Earth’:
His Adventurous Streak Parallels None
From riding waves to wild beasts and heavy bikes to paragliding or having a go at extracting people’s teeth, Putin takes life head on. Its also worth mentioning that he enjoys cuddling animals and facing the raw elements of nature.
Name one other person on the Forbes list who matches that?
Check out his adventurism here.
And don’t forget to check out: 10 Talents of Adventurous Vladimir Putin Explained Via GIFs
He’s Handsome, Single and Has a Sense Of Humor That is Unique Among World Leaders
He is known to be autocratic, not giving people the freedom of thought or expression. Just look at what some people think of him:
Now, do you seriously think one could get away by saying all this and more about an oppressive and dominating world leader?
Here are some other examples:
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And he enjoys life without any pretense and is not ashamed of showing an honest reaction while others grimace and are aghast:
Did we mention he was handsome?
He Has the Guts to Do What He Wants To And Takes Pressure from No One
Although the world is huffing and puffing over America’s snooping, he is the only one who granted political asylum to Edward Snowden.
And do you remember the time he schooled Obama In an NYT Op-ed On Syria? Who has ever done that?
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