Forbes has published its annual list of the “World’s Most Powerful People,” and the results might surprise you. President-elect Donald Trump was snubbed for the number one spot in favor of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Mexican billionaire and New York Times investor Carlos Slim also made the list (#17), as did Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (#10), and Pope Francis (#5).
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama, who ranked third in 2015, has plummeted all the way to number 48 — behind North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and the Dell computer guy.
Obama was deemed more powerful than ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but only just. Baghdadi came in at number 57, just two spots behind former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In some ways, it makes sense that Obama would rank behind Kim Jung-un. The former will no longer have access to nuclear weapons in 2017. On the other hand, he is slightly more likely to write a bestselling memoir in the coming year.
Obama is also relatively healthy, whereas as the North Korean dictator is a baby-faced fatass who suffers from gout and others ailments. He’s very sensitive about his weight. The North Korean government has reportedly lobbied the Chinese government to ban unflattering images and nicknames mocking the tubby tyrant, who has been known to executive suspected traitor by exploding them with anti-aircraft guns.
Justin Trudeau, the “woke bae” prime minister of Canada, a country notable for its proximity to America, ranked 66th on the Forbes list.
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