World's 25 most powerful people

Published On: Nov 03 2011 10:56:15 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 30 2013 07:48:17 AM CDT

Who is the most powerful person in the world? This year's answer may surprise you.

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The magazine took into account how many people the person has power over, the financial resources they control, their influence in several different arenas and how actively they wield their power. Here are the Top 25:

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