The world's most powerful people

What do the president of the United States, the Pope and the founder of Facebook all have in common? They’re all featured on Forbes’ 2012 ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People –an annual look at the heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who truly run the world.

To compile the list, Forbes considered hundreds of candidates from various walks of life all around the globe, and measured their power along four dimensions – the expanse of a candidate’s power, the financial resources controlled by each of them, if they are powerful in multiple spheres and if they actively used their power.

Click ahead to find out who made the cut

Source: Forbes

Dec 6, 2012

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