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About The Newsweek 50

The Newsweek 50 is an annual listing of the most powerful and influential people and personalities of the year. The listing is generally released in the last fortnight of the year and is published in the first issue of the next year.

The Newsweek 50 - January 5, 2009 issue Listing

1: Barack Obama
2: Hu Jintao
3: Nicolas Sarkozy
4. Ben Bernanke
5. Jean-Claude Trichet
6. Masaaki Shirakawa
7. Gordon Brown
8. Angela Merkel
9. Vladimir Putin
10. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
11. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
12. Kim Jong Il
13-14. The Clintons (Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton)
15. Timothy Geithner
16. General David Petraeus
17. Sonia Gandhi
18. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
19. Warren Buffett
20. Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
21. Nuri al-Maliki
22-23. The Philanthropists (Bill Gates and Melinda Gates)
24. Nancy Pelosi
25. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
26. Mike Duke
27. Rahm Emanuel
28. Eric Schmidt
29. Jamie Dimon
30-31. Friends of Barack (David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett)
32. Dominique Strauss-Kahn
33. Rex Tillerson
34. Steve Jobs
35. John Lasseter
36. Michael Bloomberg
37. Pope Benedict XVI
38. Katsuaki Watanabe
39. Rupert Murdoch
40. Jeff Bezos
41. Shahrukh Khan
42. Osama bin Laden
43. Hassan Nasrallah
44. Dr. Margaret Chan
45. Carlos Slim Helu
46. The Dalai Lama
47. Oprah Winfrey
48. Amr Khaled
49. E. A. Adeboye
50. Jim Rogers

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