President of the United States (U.S.), Barack Obama ranked top in the list of "70 most influential people in the world" in 2011according to Forbes magazine. In the list issued by a leading magazine, Obama shift the position of Chinese President HuJintao, who last year occupied the top position.
According to Forbes, who had dropped Obama's popularitysurged again after the death of Osama bin Laden in an operation forces in May. Obama instructed to launch an operation chasing bin Laden in Pakistan after al Qaeda leader was hidingfor 10 years.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin occupies the position of the 2nd most influential person in the world this year. While Chinese President Hu Jintao this year ranked third. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains in fourth place, just like the year of 2010.
"The U.S. can not be denied, remains the most influential country in the world, with the largest economy, the most innovative and most deadly military," writes Forbes as quoted by Reuters news agency on Thursday (3/11/2011).
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is ranked fifth thanks to a malaria vaccine that has recently passed the clinical trials. These findings were supported by the vaccine is administered Gates'charitable foundation.
Interestingly, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg rocketed into position 9 from 40 in the previous year.The 27-year-old man even beat the British Prime Minister DavidCameron is located at number 10 most influential people in the world.
"What the CIA failed to do for 60 years, Zuck (Zuckerberg) has been done in 7 years, ie to know what the 800 million people think, read and hear," writes Forbes.
In the list of most influential people in the world, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud was at number 6. While Pope Benedict XVI is ranked seventh.