Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Each year Newsweek publishes a special end-of-the-year issue.  Usually it gives a list of memorable events, people, etc.  This year with the world just a bit of a mess they published a list of the person’s who are  the most influential globally.  I’m posting the list and please keep in mind that not everyone on this list is a person we actually want to  have such world wide influence but they do…hence them being on the list. 

  1.  President Elect Barack Obama – United States of America
  2. Hu Jintao – President, China
  3. Nicolas Sarkozy – President, France
  4. Ben Bernanke – U.S Federal Reserve Banker
  5. Jean – Claude Trichet – European Central Bank (ECB)
  6. Masaaki Shirakawa – Bank of Japan
  7. Gordon Brown – Prime Minister, United Kingdom
  8. Angela Merkel – Chancellor, Germany
  9. Vladimir Putin – Former President of Russia – soon to be again…
  10. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud – King, Saudia Arabia
  11. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – Supreme Leader, Iran
  12. Kim Jong II – Dictator/Leader, North Korea
  13. Hillary Clinton – Former NY Senator, Secretary of State
  14. Bill Clinton – Former United State President – Future to be seen…
  15. Timothy Geithner – President Elect Obama’s Treasury Secretary – Savior of the Ecnomony ????
  16. General David Petraeus – United States Military
  17. Sonia Gandhi – President, Congress Party, India
  18. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – President, Brazil
  19. Warren Buffett – Titan of American Finance
  20. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani – Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan
  21. Nuri al – Maliki – Prime Minister, Iraq
  22. Bill Gates – Philanthropist
  23. Melinda Gates- Philanthropist
  24. Nancy Pelosi – Speaker of the House,
  25. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – President, United Arab Emirates
  26. Mike Duke – CEO-Designate, Wal-Mart Stores
  27. Rahm Emanuel – President Elect Obama’s Chief of Staff
  28. Eric Schmidt – Owner, Google
  29. Jamie Dimon – CEO, JPMorgan Chase
  30. David Axelrod – Communications Director, President Elect Obama
  31. Valerie Jarrett – Public Liason, President Elect Obama
  32. Dominique Strauss-Kahn – Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  33. Rex Tillerson – CEO, Exxonmobile
  34. Steve Jobs – Apple Founder and CEO
  35. John Lasseter – CEO, Pixar Animation
  36. Michael Bloomberg – Mayor, New York City
  37. Pope Benedict XVI – Head of the Roman Catholic Church
  38. Katuaki Wantanabe – CEO, Toyota
  39. Rupert Murdoch – Chairman and CEO, News Corp.
  40. Jeff Bezos – CEO, Amazon.com
  41. Shahrukh Khan – King of Bollywood
  42. Osama bin Laden – Global Terrorist
  43. Hassan Nasrallah – Most Influential radical Shiite Leader in the Arab World
  44. Dr. Margaret Chan – Director-General, World Health Organization
  45. Carlos Slim Helu – Mexican Tycoon
  46. The Dalai Lama – Tiebetan Leader
  47. Oprah Winfrey – Media Mogul
  48. Amr Khaled – Egyptian Televangelist
  49. E.A. Adeboye – Pastor, The Redeemed Christian Church of God
  50.  Jim Roger – CEO, Duke Energy



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This isn’t and has never claimed to be a political blog, but given the past few months, it’s been on our minds. Well, I’d like to bring an end to that with a bang.

Young Washington is H-O-T

*Note, young Washington includes any man or woman under the age of 50 who holds a position of power in the United States arena*

Please enjoy just a few of my findings:

Barack Obama “Mr. President, Lead and we will follow!”

Rahm Emmanuel- The new White House Chief of Staff

Maria Cantwell – Senator from Washington state

Robert Casey Jr. Senator from Pennsylvania

John Ensign Senator from Nevada


Tom Thune- Senator from South Dakota

Eddie Luccio 3rd – Representative from Texas

Alexis Giannoulias- Illinois State Tresurer

Gavin Newsom- Mayor of San Fran

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