Earlier this week, the Americans told him in the polls to Barack Obama is not the most popular leader of the United States. Now is not the most powerful leader the world: Chinese President Hu Jintao, I moved from that position in the ranking produced every year by Forbes magazine.
The famous weekly published yesterday its list of most powerful people in the world, including heads Hu and there are only four women and five Latin Americans? None of them Argentine? in its 68 posts.
The first among the most powerful in the region is the president-elect of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, who is ranked 16.
After Hu and Obama in third place is located on King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, 86, as "the absolute ruler of a desert kingdom that contains the largest oil reserves in the world and two of the holiest places Islam "according to Forbes.
The top five list of the closed Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin? Ahead of its chairman, Dmitry Medvedev, who is at No. 12?, And Pope Benedict XVI.
In the list also highlights the powerful magnate Rupert Murdoch (13 °), the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (14 °), the Apple boss Steve Jobs (17 °), the French President Nicolas Sarkozy (19 °) nortemericano Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner (28 °), the billionaire Warren Buffett (33 °) and the Dalai Lama (39 °).
Also excel Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (40 °), the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon (41 °), the chairman of JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon (47 °), the leader Al-Qaeda terrorist network, Osama bin Laden (57 °), and American TV host Oprah Winfrey (64 °).
But undoubtedly, the Chinese president's arrival to the top of the ranking was the news that caused greater international impact.
"Unlike their Western counterparts, Hu can change the course of rivers, build cities, jailing dissidents and censoring the Internet without interference from bureaucrats and courts," said the magazine, which emphasized the idea that China could overtake the U.S. as world's largest economy in 25 years.
Obama, who led the list in 2009, stayed in this time in the second place, after which, according to Forbes, the Democratic Party suffered a heavy blow in elections on Tuesday that leaves it "without the support of the House Representatives and greatly weakened in the Senate. "
"It's a downfall for the most powerful person in 2009, who after carrying out extensive reforms in their first two years in office will have problems running their agenda over the next two," said experts from the magazine.
The first woman to appear on the list was German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 56, who is in sixth place and who are in this order the British prime minister, David Cameron, the president of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke; President of the Congress Party of India, Sonia Gandhi, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
In addition to Merkel, Gandhi and the aforementioned Rousseff, the other woman who slipped on the list dominated by men is the Secretary of State United States and former first lady, Hillary Clinton, who is ranked No. 20.
Just behind Bill Clinton's wife was the Mexican Carlos Slim, considered also the richest person in the world today, thanks to a fortune of 53,500 million dollars, according to Forbes explained.
Among the other Latin Americans who have attained a position in the list of the most powerful is also the president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, who is ranked 51.
According to the magazine, businessman and now president of Chile has won a place for leading the country "after a brutal earthquake in the rescue of 33 miners and to steer the economy, which has pushed up its share of approval over 50%. "
Seven positions after Piñera, is the Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista and 60 since the drug lord Joaquin Guzman ("Shorty"), "the most wanted man in Mexico," according to Forbes.
WORLD TOP FIVE
1, Hu Jintao
President of China
2 º Barack Obama
3 º Abdullah
King of Saudi Arabia
4 º Vladimir Putin
Russian Prime Minister
5 º Benedict XVI
The position of the American
16 º Dilma Rousseff
21 º Carlos Slim
51 º Sebastián Piñera
President of Chile
58 º Eike Batista
60 º Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
Mexican drug boss