It's time once again for the annual Forbes' 100 most powerful people list and once again the top of the list if scattered with names you would expect. Highlights of this year's list include 17 heads of state, 27 CEOs and chairs, 28 billionaires, and nine women. British Prime Minister David Cameron and Pope Benedict XVI were the only people to drop out of last year's top 10 and Cameron was still ranked 11th. Click on to see who did made this year's top 10. (View the complete list and more here.)
CEO of Walmart. #17 in 2012.
President of the European Central Bank. #8 in 2012.
King of Saudi Arabia. #7 in 2012.
Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. #6 in 2012.
Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
#1 in the Forbes 400. #2 in billionaires.
Chancellor of Germany. #2 in 2012. #1 ranked in powerful women
Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Unranked in 2012.
General Secretary of the Communist Party in China. #9 in 2012.
President of the United States. #1 in 2012.
President of Russia. #3 in 2012.
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