Forbes: The World’s Most Powerful People

Forbes: Counting figures only in legitimate businesses.

  1. Rupert Murdoch, CEO, News Corp.
  2. Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple
  3. Carlos Slim Helu, Chairman, Telmex
  4. Larry Page, Co-Founder, Google
  5. Sergey Brin, Co-Founder, Google
  6. Michael Duke, CEO, Wal-Mart
  7. Lou Jiwei, Chairman, China Investment Corporation
  8. Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
  9. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries
  10. Jeffrey Immelt, CEO, General Electric
  11. Li Ka-shing, Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa & Chueng Kong Holdings
  12. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebook
  13. Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs
  14. Bernard Arnault, Chairman, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH)
  15. Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman, ArcelorMittal ADS
  16. Robin Li, CEO, Baidu
  17. Jamie Dimon, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase
  18. Larry Fink, CEO, BlackRock
  19. Rex Tillerson, CEO, ExxonMobil
  20. Bill Keller: Executive Editor, The New York Times
  21. Charles Koch, CEO, Koch Industries
  22. Kavid Koch: Executive Vice President, Koch Industries
  23. Masayoshi Son: CEO, SoftBank
  24. Eike Batista: CEO, EBX Group
  25. Bill Gross: Co-Founder, PIMCO
  26. Ratan Tata: Chairman, Tata Sons
  27. Oprah Winfrey, Media Personality, The Oprah Winfrey Show
  28. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon
  29. Julian Assange: Editor-In-Chief, WikiLeaks

Bill Gates doesn’t count, any more. Out of the 68 most powerful people in the world, 29 are captains of legitimate business industries.