Obama, Osama in Forbes global power list
MANMOHAN, DAWOOD FROM INDIA
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New Delhi, Nov 12: Underworld don and India’s most wanted Dawood Ibrahim is the 50th most powerful man in the world.
In the first ever such list complied by the Forbes magazine, Dawood Ibrahim has been ranked at number 50 in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’.
The list describes Dawood as the ‘boss of Mumbai-based organised crime syndicate D-Company.’
Four Indians, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, have made it to the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people topped by US president Barack Obama.
Obama is followed by Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the Forbes annual rankings that also features world’s most wanted militant Osama bin Laden.
Among the four Indians, Singh has been ranked highest at 36th position, while the country’s top corporate house Reliance Industries’ chief Mukesh Ambani finds himself ranked 44th ahead of Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata (59th).
Ranked very next to Singh is Al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden at 37th place.
The list also features Dalai Lama at 39th rank and Pope Benedict XVI at 11th place.
The Forbes ranking includes total 67 persons from across the world. Among the top-ranked, Obama, Jintao and Putin are followed by US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke (4th) and internet giant Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page joint fifth.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was 40th, Medvedev was 43rd, Sarkozy was 56th and Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez was 67th.
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