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Gates ranked as fourth most powerful person in the world

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 08 Dec 2012 2:54 User comments (5)

Gates ranked as fourth most powerful person in the world Forbes has released their annual list of the world's most powerful people and placed Microsoft founder Bill Gates at number four.
The list takes wealth and influence into account, and the list is unsurprisingly topped by American President Barack Obama.

Due to founding Microsoft, Gates has a net worth of $65 billion, even after donating over $20 billion to various charities and causes. He is the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has aimed to remove numerous diseases from the planet or at least better educate the world's inhabitants.

Gates says the Foundation will save billions of lives by 2020.

Additionally, Gates has gotten 91 wealthy individuals to agree to donate most of their wealth towards philanthropy, as he and Warren Buffet will do when they pass.

Other notable tech figures on the list are Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google at #20, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook at #25, Jeff Bezos of Amazon at #27, Tim Cook of Apple at #35, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at #48.

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5 user comments

18.12.2012 15:14

bill is the man!

28.12.2012 17:57

i wonder who is #2 & #3?

39.12.2012 01:41

#2 - Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
#3 - Vladimir Putin, 'President' of Russia
#5 - The Pope
...and then the real most powerful man in the world...the man who Obama, Merkel, and Putin all bow to and the man who could make the Gates fortune worthless overnight...
#6 - Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Fed

414.12.2012 12:09

#7 Hugo Chavez

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Dec 2012 @ 12:22

514.12.2012 23:30

i personally thought some mafia boss would be the most powerful.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

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