The outgoing President Barack Obama a year have dropped from 2nd to 48th place
Russian President Vladimir Putin for the fourth time in a row recognized as the most powerful man in the world by Forbes magazine.
The US President-elect Donald trump took second place in the annual list, which was published on Wednesday.
“The Russian President brings the influence of his country in almost every corner of the world”, – writes the magazine.
According to Forbes, the 64-year-old President “continues to seek only what he wants”, regardless of traditional international norms, and “its influence in recent years has increased”.
While Putin retained the first place in the list, trump for the year rose from 72 to second place. According to the magazine, this is due to his “apparent immunity to scandals,” its condition, as well as the fact that control of both houses of Congress given the Republican party.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked third in the list, the Chinese leader, XI Jinping, fourth, Pope Francis is the fifth.
The outgoing President Barack Obama a year have dropped from 2nd to 48th place.