Sunday, May 17, 2009

TOP FIVE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL MEN


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Here's my second entry for my Top Five Portion
Here's the opposite post of my last entry
after meeting the worlds most powerful woman now lets meet

TOP FIVE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL MEN OF THE 20TH CENTURY
(Based on AskMen.com's Top 10 powerful men in the world)

TOP 5 MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD
"PRINCE ALWALEED BIN TALAL ABDULAZIZ ALSAUD"


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Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud is a member of the Saudi Royal Family. He is the nephew of the Saudi Arabia King Abdullah, and the grand son of the first Lebanese prime minister after independence Riad as-Solh. An entrepreneur and international investor, well connected in politics and power houses in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, he has amassed a fortune through investments in real estate and the stock market.
As of March, 11 2009 his net worth is estimated at US$13.3 billion, down from $21 billion, according to the Arabian Business rich list published December 2, 2008. He is ranked by Forbes as the 22nd richest person in the world. He has been nicknamed by Time magazine as the Arabian Warren Buffett.

TOP 4 MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD
"VLADIMIR PUTIN"


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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was the second President of Russia and is the current Prime Minister of Russia as well as chairman of United Russia and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus. He became acting President on 31 December 1999, when president Boris Yeltsin resigned in a surprising move, and then Putin won the 2000 presidential election. In 2004, he was re-elected for a second term lasting until 7 May 2008.
According to public opinion surveys conducted by Levada Center, Putin's approval rating was 81% in June 2007, and the highest of any leader in the world. His popularity rose from 31% in August 1999 to 80% in November 1999 and since then it has never fallen below 65%. Observers see Putin's high approval ratings as a consequence of the significant improvements in living standards and Russia's reassertion of itself on the world scene that occurred during his tenure as President. Most Russians are also deeply disillusioned with the West after all the hardships of 90s, and they no longer trust pro-western politicians associated with Yeltsin that were removed from the political scene under Putin's leadership

TOP 3 MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD
"ALAN GREENSPAN"


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Alan Greenspan is an American economist and was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private advisor and providing consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC.
Greenspan still claims to be a firm believer in free markets, although in the 2007 publication of his biography, he writes, "History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of protracted periods of low risk premiums" as seen before the credit crisis of 2008. He was also nicknamed "the maestro" after his tenure at the U.S. central bank coincided with the longest period of strong economic growth in history.All considered, during his tenure Greenspan was the leading authority on American domestic economic and monetary policy, and his active influence continues.
Greenspan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President George W. Bush in November 2005. His honorary titles include Knight Commander of the British Empire, bestowed in 2002 and Commander of the L├ęgion d'honneur (Legion of Honor). In 2006, Greenspan was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

TOP 2 MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD
"SILVIO BERLUSCONI"


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Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, real estate and insurance tycoon, bank and media proprietor, and sports team owner. He is the second longest-serving Prime Minister of the Italian Republic (President of the Council of Ministers of Italy), a position he has held on three separate occasions: from 1994 to 1995, from 2001 to 2006 and currently since 2008. He is the leader of the People of Freedom political movement, a center-right party he founded in 2009, merging Forza Italia, his own party, with Alleanza Nazionale of Gianfranco Fini. His party's victory in the 2008 general elections paved the way for a third mandate in office. As of January 2009, he is the senior G8 leader, the longest-serving current leader of a G8 country.

Berlusconi is the founder and major shareholder of Fininvest, one of the country's ten largest privately owned companies, which currently operates in media and finance. Its portfolio includes three (out of seven) national analogue television channels, various digital television channels, as well as some of the larger-circulation news magazines. Together these account for nearly half the Italian market. He is the owner of the Italian football club A.C. Milan. Under his lead, the club has won a number of national and international trophies. With Ennio Doris he founded Mediolanum SpA, one of Italy's biggest banking and insurance groups. Berlusconi, together with the Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal,is the main shareholder of Mediaset, a publicly traded company. According to Forbes magazine, Berlusconi is Italy's third richest person, with personal assets worth $9.4 billion (USD) in 2008, preceded only by Michele Ferrero and Leonardo del Vecchio.

THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL MAN OF THE 20TH CENTURY

"GEORGE W. BUSH"

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George Walker Bush was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He was the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 before being sworn in as President on January 20, 2001.

Bush successfully ran for re-election against Democratic Senator John Kerry in 2004, garnering 50.7 percent of the popular vote to his opponent's 48.3 percent. After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism from some sources. In 2005, the Bush administration dealt with widespread criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina. In December 2007, the United States entered the longest post-World War II recession, and his administration took more direct control of the economy, enacting multiple economic stimulus packages. The US national debt grew from $5.9 trillion to $10.7 trillion during his presidency, at an average annual increase of 11%. Though Bush was a popular president for much of his first term, his popularity declined sharply in his second term.

"It should come as no surprise that the leader of the world's sole superpower should receive the top spot on the list. George W. Bush leads the world's fourth largest nation, the most technologically powerful economy, and sits as supreme commander of the greatest military arsenal in history, with over 247,000 personnel posted overseas in more than 130 countries." according to Askmen.com

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