Putin tops World’s Most Powerful People Forbes list
Forbes has published a list of 74 World’s Most Powerful People, headed by Vladimir Putin. Along with the Russian President, the top three also includes the President-elect of the US Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The list of 74 World’s Most Powerful People published by Forbes is headed by Vladimir Putin. Along with the Russian President, in the top three there are the President-elect of the US Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The top 10 includes three businessmen: Microsoft founder Bill Gates - #7, Larry Page from Alphabet (owns Google) - #8 and Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg - #10.
There are also key figures of high-tech companies, which are Tesla (Elon Musk - #21), Google (Sergey Brin - #30) and Apple (Tim Cook - #32) – they were not included in the top ten. As for ECB President Mario Draghi (#11) and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (#25), they were also not included in the top, in contrast to the Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen being #6 of the Forbes list. The last in the list is the US minority leader of Senate Democrats Chuck Schumer, taking #74.
Billionaire Viktor Vekselberg has repaid loans in the amount of $1 billion taken from the Western banks. Earlier, his Renova Group had received state support from Promsvyazbank. Renova representatives say they have repaid the loan with the company’s own funds.
Federation Council member Vadim Nikolaev whose son had gotten into a fight strongly suggested that the other kids and their parents dropped beating charges, making it clear that he had already been to prosecutors and the ICR and “gotten it all dealt with.”
The businessman agreed to exchange the assets of Liwet Holding, through which Vekselberg’s company owned the shares of high-tech European concerns, for the assets of his partners Evgeny Olkhovik and Vladimir Kremer.