Kayani only Pakistani in Forbes 'most powerful' list

Forbes places Genera­l Kayani at number 29, Sonia Gandhi makes top 10, Dawood Ibrahi­m beats Oprah and Assang­e.

Express November 04, 2010

Chief of army staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is the only Pakistani to make it to the Forbes ‘World’s Most Powerful People’ list, landing at number 29.

The supreme commander of the Pakistan military was 20 steps down from Indian leader Sonia Gandhi, who made it in the top ten, at number nine. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was at number 18, ahead of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and the United States secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Other interesting personalities to make the list were Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at number 40, al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden at number 57 and Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who beat Oprah Winfrey and Julian Assange for the 63rd spot.

Topping the list is the President of China Hu Jintao, who bumped United States President Barack Obama to number two.

Rank Name Organization
1 Hu Jintao

People's Republic of China
2 Barack Obama

United States of America
3 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

Saudi Arabia
4 Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister
5 Pope Benedict XVI

Roman Catholic Church
6 Angela Merkel

7 David Cameron

Prime Minister
United Kingdom
8 Ben Bernanke

Federal Reserve
9 Sonia Gandhi

Indian National Congress
10 Bill Gates

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

With additional reporting by Shaheryar Popalzai.


Ghazanfar | 11 years ago | Reply MAN AT THEIR BEST General Kayani is God gifted for Pakistan and Pak Army.May you live long.People of pakistan are with you.
MZO | 11 years ago | Reply ya why not General Kayani is the most powerful army chief in the World because there is no chief in top 50 powerful persons.
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