World's most powerful people

Published On: Nov 03 2011 10:56:15 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 05 2014 11:45:28 AM CST

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

Xi Jinping China
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Lintao Zhang / Reuters

3. Xi Jinping, general secretary of China's Communist Party

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