Forbes Power List (PHOTOS): The World's Most Powerful Leaders

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Forbes has announced its list of the most powerful people in the world. Click here to see.

How exactly do you measure power?

While wealth does appear to be a contributing factor (look at the how the super-rich sit near the top of the list), Forbes is obviously looking at other factors from political influence to philanthropic heft -- hence why someone like Rupert Murdoch is more powerful than Bill Gates, and why a Mexican drug dealer makes the list at number 41.

And while it may come as no shock to learn that Barack Obama grabbed the top spot, looking at the world leaders present on the list may draw some surprises too. No Ahmadinejad? Silvio Berlusconi, a man who can barely control his own libido, at 12?

Let us know who you really think are the most powerful world leaders by voting in the poll, and send us your comments, especially about anyone that should have been on the list but wasn't, below.

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