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Bill Gates demonstrates his power
For the 29th year in a row I've been snubbed by Forbes magazine and its list of "The World's Most

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Bill Gates is the Most Powerful Civilian in the World, says Forbes

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Bill Gates demonstrates his power
For the 29th year in a row I've been snubbed by Forbes magazine and its list of "The World's Most Powerful People."

Not so for world hero Bill Gates.

He's "more powerful" than the Pope.

In fact, Gates is rated as the No. 5 most powerful person in the world, the highest rated non-government leader on the planet.

Forbes:

Microsoft's software wizard and the world's second-richest man is having the most productive midlife crisis in history. His focus on creating, promoting and distributing vaccines is having a massive impact on global health. Gates' goal is to eliminate infectious disease as a major cause of death in his lifetime. He may succeed.

2011 Highlight: Malaria vaccine he backed recently passed a key clinical trial. The vaccine has the potential to save millions of lives.

At the top of the list are:

1. President Barack Obama

2. Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia

3. Hu Jintao, Chinese President

4. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

5. Bill Gates

6. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia

7. Pope Benedict XVI

8. Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

9. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

10. David Cameron, British Prime Minister

 
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