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There are seven billion people on the planet. These are the 10 that matter. The Most Powerful People ranking takes into account four factors. First, we measured how many people a person has power over. Then we looked at the financial resources controlled by each candidate, whether that is revenues (for a company), GDP (for a country) or net worth (for a billionaire). Next we asked: Is a candidate influential in more than one arena, or sphere? Finally, we gave consideration to how actively the candidates wield their power. In all, 70 people made the final list, one for every 100 million people on the planet. Click through to see the top 10.
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