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Forbes Most Powerful (Arabs)
Forbes list of the world’s ‘Most Powerful People’ was out this month; Kipp takes a look at some of the highlights of the list, including a handful of Arab names.
November 15, 2010 12:20 by Eva Fernandes
Most Powerful Arabs in the World
Not counting Saudi’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud (who you can see at number three), three other Arabs feature in the list (albeit much further down the list). They include UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, who came in at the 56th position; notorious Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (a notch lower at 57), and Secretary General of OPEC Abdalla Salem El-Badri, who fared slightly better at 53. Though not Arab, but Middle Eastern, it is still worth mentioning that despite the sanctions Forbes ranks Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Hoseini-Khamenei as the 26th most powerful man in the world.
Techies also featured on the list, with Facebook founder (and one of the youngest faces on the list) Mark Zuckerberg coming in at 40. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin slipped from their rank in the top ten last year to number 22. Techie Veterans Bill Gates (10) and Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs (17) also make their expected appearances.
And of course, what would a Forbes most powerful list be without talk show host Oprah Winfrey; who just made the list at 64. Kipp is beginning to think they can’t handle a list without her. Should make the most powerful men list interesting…
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