Forbes magazine has rated who it regards as the most powerful people in the world.
• 1. Vladimir Putin, Russia president, age 61
• 2. Barack Obama, U.S. president, age 52
• 3. Xi Jimping, general secretary of the Chinese Community Party, age 60
• 4. Pope Francis, pope of the Roman Catholic Church, age 76
• 5. Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, age 59
• 6. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, age 58
• 7. Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, age 59
• 8. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, king of Saudi Arabia, age 89
• 9. Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, age 66
• 10. Michael Duke, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, age 63
Source: Forbes magazine, November 2013
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