Who is the most powerful person in the world? The answer may surprise you.
Forbes has released its annual ranking of the world's most powerful people.
The magazine took into account how many people the person has power over, the financial resources they control, their influence in several different arenas and how actively they wield their power. Here are the Top 25.
25. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder/CEO
24. Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric
23. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister
22. Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil
21. Ali Hoseini-Khamenei, Grand ayatollah of Iran
20. (tie) Sergey Brian, Google co-founder and director of special projects
20. (tie) Larry Page, Google CEO
19. Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister
18. Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian president
17. Michael Duke, CEO of Walmart Stores
16. Michael Bloomberg, New York City mayor
15. Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway
14. Francois Hollande, French president
13. Li Keqiang, vice premier of China
12. Sonia Gandhi, Indian National Congress president
11. Carlos Slim Helu and family, Mexican billionaire
10. David Cameron, British prime minister
9. Xi Jinping, general secretary of China's Communist Party
8. Mario Draghi, Bank of Italy director and incoming European Central Bank president
7. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, Saudi king
6. Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve board chairman
5. Pope Benedict XVI
4. Bill Gates, Microsoft founder
3. Vladimir Putin, Russian prime minister
2. Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor
1. Barack Obama, U.S. president
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