The most influential people in the world in 2014.List of Forbes( Forbes)

29th place. Doug McMillon ( born 1966, Memphis, USA) is an American businessman, president of the largest in the US and in the world of the retail network Walmart.

Doug McMillon in one of the shops of the network Walmart

28 place. Li Ka-shing ( born June 13, 1928, Chaozhou, China) is a Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, the richest man in Asia( his fortune is $ 31.1 billion).In business circles has the nickname "Superman".The companies of Lee Kashin employ more than 270 thousand people working in 53 countries.

27th place. LLoyd Blankfein ( born September 20, 1954, New York, USA) is an American businessman of Jewish origin, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of one of the world's largest commercial banks Goldman Sachs.

26 place. Binyamin Netanyahu / Benjamin Netanyahu ( born October 21, 1949, Tel Aviv, Israel) is the Prime Minister of Israel.

25th place. Timothy "Tim" Cook ( born November 1, 1960, Robertsdale, USA) is the CEO of the American corporation Apple, the second largest smartphone maker in the world.

The 24th place was shared by brothers Charles Koch ( born November 1, 1935) and David Koch ( born May 3, 1940) is an American businessman owned by Koch Industries. Their combined state is estimated by Forbes magazine at $ 42.9 billion.

David Koch( left) and Charles Koch( right)

23rd place. Michael Bloomberg / ( born February 14, 1942, Boston, USA) is an American businessman, the mayor of New York. With a fortune of 35.9 billion dollars, it ranks 12th in the list of the richest people in the world. Bloomberg was born into a Jewish family, a descendant of immigrants from Russia.

22 place. Mark Zuckerberg / Mark Zuckerberg - American programmer and Internet entrepreneur, creator of the world's largest social network Facebook / Facebook. Zuckerberg was born May 14, 1984 in the city of White Plains( shat New York) in a Jewish family. With a fortune of 33.3 billion dollars, it ranks 14th in the ranking of the richest people in the world. In 2010, he was named man of the year by Time magazine.

21 place. Jeffrey Jeff Jeffrey "Jeff" Immelt ( born February 19, 1956, Cincinnati, USA) is Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director of General Electric Corporation, one of the three largest companies in the world.

20th place. Rex Tillerson / Rex Tillerson ( born March 23, 1952, Wichita Falls, USA) is chairman and chief executive officer of the world's largest private oil company Exxon Mobil.

19 place. Grand Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei ( born July 17, 1939, Mashhad, Iran) - Iran's highest leader( Rahbar) from 1989 to the present.

18 place. James "Jamie" Dimon ( born March 3, 1956, New York, USA) is an American businessman, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the largest US bank JPMorgan Chase.

17 place. Francois Hollande ( born August 12, 1954, Rouen, France) is a French politician, president of France since 2012, first secretary of the Socialist Party of France in 1997-2008.

16 place. Jeffrey "Jeff" Bezos / Jeffrey "Jeff" Bezos ( born January 12, 1964, Albuquerque, USA) is the head and founder of the Internet company, the founder and owner of the aerospace company Blue Origin and the owner of the publishing house The WashingtonPost. In 1999, Time magazine called him the man of the year. With a fortune of 27.9 billion dollars, it ranks 21st in the ranking of the richest people in the world.

15 place. Narendra Modi ( born September 17, 1950, Vadnagar, India) is an Indian politician and statesman, leader of the Indian People's Party / Bharatiya Janata Party. Prime Minister of India since May 26, 2014.

14th place. Carlos Slim Helu ( born January 28, 1940, Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican businessman of Arab origin, the son of emigrants from Lebanon. He owns the world's fifth largest cellular operator América Móvil, as well as the Mexican holding company Grupo Carso. Personal status of Carlos Slim is $ 80.2 billion, in this indicator, he is in first place in Latin America and the second in the world.

13 place. Li Keqiang ( born July 1, 1955, Dingyuan County, China) - Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China since 2013.

12 place. Warren Buffett ( born August 30, 1930, Omaha, USA) is chairman of the board of directors and executive director of the holding company Berkshire Hathaway engaged in investment, insurance and reinsurance. Berkshire Hathaway currently owns many companies in various industries such as confectionery, retail, railroads, vacuum cleaner manufacturers, interior items, publishing and jewelry business, and regional housing and communal services companies. The personal state of Warren Buffett is 70.3 billion dollars, according to this indicator Buffett is in second place in the US and third in the world.

11 place. Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud ( born August 1, 1924, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) is the King of Saudi Arabia.

10 place. David Cameron ( born October 9, 1966, London, United Kingdom) is a British politician, leader of the Conservative Party, Prime Minister of Great Britain since 2010.

9 place. Laurence Lawrence "Larry" Page ( born March 26, 1973, Lansing, USA) is one of the founders of the Google search engine. Now he is the CEO of Google Inc. With a fortune of 30 billion dollars, he ranks 19th in the ranking of the richest people in the world. Larry Page in the social network Google +

Also 9th place shared with Larry Page another co-founder of Google Sergey Brin ( born August 21, 1973, Moscow, Russia).Now he manages special projects of Google Inc. With a fortune of $ 29.6 billion, it ranks 20th in the ranking of the richest people in the world. Sergey Brin in the social network Google +

8th place. Mario Draghi ( born September 3, 1947, Rome, Italy) is an Italian economist, chairman of the European Central Bank since November 2011.

7th place. William "Bill" Gates / William "Bill" Gates ( born Oct. 28, 1955, Seattle, USA) is one of the creators and the largest shareholder of Microsoft. With a fortune of 82.2 billion dollars is the richest man in the world. In 2005, together with his wife Melinda and singer Bono was named man of the year by Time magazine.

6 place. Janet Yellen is an American economist, head of the US Federal Reserve System since February 3, 2014( the first woman in this position).Born August 13 in New York in a Jewish family. The Federal Reserve System acts as the central bank of the United States, the Fed's assets are 4.5 trillion dollars( for comparison: US GDP is 16.6 trillion US dollars,

Janet Yellen on the cover of Time magazine.) Cover: "A woman of 16 trillion dollars. The US economy is now in her hands, what Janet Yellen will do with it. "

5th place Angela Merkel ( born July 17, 1954, Hamburg, Germany) is the world's most influential woman, since 2005 she has held the post of federalChancellor of Germany after the victory of the party led by herand the Christian Democratic Union

4th place Pope Francis ( until the election - Jorge Mario Bergolo, born December 17, 1936, Buenos Aires, Argentina) - the first for more than 1200 years, the Pope is not from Europe. Pope on March 13, 2013, the same year was named the man of the year by the magazine Time.

3rd place. Xi Jinping / Xi Jinping ( b. June 1, 1953, Foupin County, China) - Chairman of the People's Republic of China in 2013.

2 place. Barack Obama( born August 4, 1961, Honolulu, USA) is the 44th president of the United States since 2009.Obama is the first African American to be nominated by the US president from one of the two largest parties. Twice named man of the year by Time magazine( 2008, 2012).

1 place in the ranking of the most influential people in the world in 2014, as in the rating of 2013, was taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin( born October 7, 1952, St. Petersburg, Russia).Forbes, noting the role of Putin in 2014, wrote that no one would call him a good guy: he violently took over the Crimea, participated in the unleashing of the war in Ukraine, during which Russian air defense almost certainly shot down a civilian plane. But it is Putin as the absolute leader of a powerful power and military power deserves the first place in the ranking.

Putin on the cover of Time magazine( he was named the man of the year by the version of this magazine in 2007)

On November 5, 2014, the American magazine Forbes( Forbes) presented a new version of the annual ranking of the most influential people in the world. The list includes just over 70 people. Below are the top 30 positions of the Forbes list. Data on the personal status of the participants in the rating are presented on November 9, 2014.

30 place. Jack Ma ( born September 10, 1964, Hangzhou, China) is a Chinese businessman, president of the Chinese company Alibaba Group, working in the field of Internet commerce. Jack Ma's personal fortune is $ 23.9 billion, which makes him the richest man in China( without Hong Kong).

Jack Ma on the cover of Forbes magazine