Powerful People - 2011 Image Gallery
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. U.S. President Barack Obama waves to members of the news media after returning to the White House October 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Several events brought him to national attention during the campaign, including his victory in the March 2004 Illinois Democratic primary for the Senate election and his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004
Vladimir Putin erved as the second President of the Russian Federation and is the current Prime Minister of Russia, as well as chairman of United Russia and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin seen at a meeting on the development of gas industry in Novy Urengoi, east of Moscow, Russia in Oct11, 2010.
Sheikh Hasina Wajed (R), Bangladesh's prime minister, shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a press conference at the Chancellory on October 25, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The Prime Minister is the most powerful executive position in Bangladesh, although technically of lower seniority compared to the office of President. Begum Zia, however, rejected the results of the election, sarcastically thanking the Chief Election Commissioner "for stage-managing the parliamentary election" in a statement.
World Food Program's 2011 George McGovern Leadership Award recipients Bill Gates, left, and Howard Buffett, pose with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, waves to members of the Saudi Shura "consultative" council upon his arrival to delivers a speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, March 7, 2010. King Abdullah is also Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers and Commander of the National Guard and is one of the world's wealthiest royals.
Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims prior to celebrate a beatification mass of three new Saints, Bonifacia Rodriguez De Castro of Spain, Guido Maria Conforti of Italy, at Vatican on October 23, 2011. A native of Bavaria, Pope Benedict XVI has both German and Vatican citizenship. Pope Benedict is open to dialogue with other religious groups, and has sought to improve relations with them throughout his pontificate.
Ben Bernanke, the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve, agreed with Friedman in blaming the Federal Reserve for its role in the Great Depression. Federal Reserve Bank Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers remarks at the Fed September 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bernanke favors reducing the U.S. budget deficit, particularly by reforming the Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs.
Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote address at the f8 Developer Conference April 21, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Zuckerberg announced Facebook Platform, a development platform for programmers to create social applications within Facebook.
David William Donald Cameron is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Cameron leads the first coalition government of the United Kingdom since the Second World War. Cameron's appearance on the cover of Time in September 2008 was said by the Daily Mail to present him to the world as Prime Minister in waiting. Cameron co-operated with Dylan Jones, giving him interviews and access, to enable him to produce the book Cameron on Cameron.
Mario Draghi is an Italian banker and economist who succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011. The governor of the Bank of Italy, Mario Draghi, participates to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Club, 14 June 2006, in the ministry of Finances in Paris. He was previously the governor of the Bank of Italy from January 2006 until October 2011.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy receives an oak, as a gift after the birth of his daughter, during a visit of a recycling factory near Laval, western France on October 20, 2011. Nicolas Sarkozy is the 23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. Sarkozy is known for wanting to revitalize the economy of France.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao attends a meeting with President of Mozambique Armando at the Great Hall of the People on August 10, 2011 in Beijing, China. Wen Jiabao is the sixth and current Premier and Party secretary of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, serving as China's head of government and leading its cabinet. He also holds membership in the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, the country's de facto top power organ, where he is ranked third out of nine members.
Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China speaks to the media during a financial and economy press conference of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 6, 2010. is a Chinese economist, banker, reformist and bureaucrat. As governor of the People's Bank of China since December 2002, he has been in charge of the monetary policy of the People's Republic of China.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during her visit to Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday Oct. 20, 2011. U.S. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. s the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends a meeting and press conference at the Prefecture Palace on August 25, 2011 in Milan, Italy. Silvio Berlusconi also known as Il Cavaliere, is an Italian politician and businessman who served three terms as Prime Minister of Italy, from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006, and 2008 to 2011. Berlusconi is also the controlling shareholder of Mediaset and owner of A.C. Milan.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff smiles during a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 6, 2011. She is the 36th and current President of Brazil. She is the first woman to hold the office. Prior to that, in 2005, she was also the first woman to become Chief of Staff of Brazil, appointed by then President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel speaks at the re-launch direct negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian Authority at the US State Department in Washington, DC, on September 2, 2010. He serves also as the Chairman of the Likud Party, as a Knesset member, as the Health Minister of Israel, as the Pensioner Affairs Minister of Israel and as the Economic Strategy Minister of Israel.
Iran's supreme religious leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei speaks after casting his ballot in elections for the 8th "majlis" or parliament March 14, 2008 in Tehran, Iran. She is the Supreme Leader of Iran and the figurative head of the Muslim conservative establishment in Iran and Twelver Shi'a marja.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde arrives to give a press conference in Marseille, southern France, on Septembre 10, 2011. is a French lawyer and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund since July 5, 2011. Previously, she held various ministerial posts in the French government: she was Minister of Economic Affairs, Finances and Industry and before that Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin.
Japanese Cental Bank Governor Masaaki Shirakawa arrives at the Elysee Palace for a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on February 18, 2011 in Paris. He is a Japanese economist, central banker and the 30th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ). He is also a Director and Vice-Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Robin Li, founder and chief executive officer of Baidu Inc., poses for a portrait in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Aug.5, 2010. He has been the CEO of Baidu since January 2004, which was listed on NASDAQ in August 2005. Li has been listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011.
Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs speaks to the 2011 CARE Conference and International Women's Day Celebration in Washington DC, March 9, 2011. He serves on the board of the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organization seeking to alleviate poverty in New York, as well as on the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses journalists during a press conference in Ankara on October 19, 2011. He has been Prime Minister of Turkey since 2003 and is chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), which holds a majority of the seats in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the only Prime Minister of Turkey who usually goes by his first name.
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