Forbes 'Most Powerful' List Offers Some Surprises
For the second year in a row, Russian President Vladimir Putin topped Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people. President Obama was No. 2.By Cliff Judy | November 5, 2014
The leader of the free world is not the most powerful person in the world. No, according to Forbes, that title once again belongs to this man.
Forbes published its list of the 72 most powerful people in the world, complete with GIF of the list's No. 2, President Obama, awkwardly looking over at No. 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It's the second straight year Putin took down the Forbes most powerful title.