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Forbes: The World’s Most Powerful People 2013

November 18, 2013


    Who is the man in the picture?

(A) James Bond

(B) The President of Russia

(C) A four-star General in the U.S.

(D) The Secretary-General of the UN



It is reported that Forbes is now up for sale and hopes to generate at least $400 million through the move. Forbes magazine is best known for its annual billionaire and power lists. It appears that in the Digital Era, the publishing industry is facing a lot of challenges. Forbes is not the first publishing company that waves its white flag. The New York Times Company had this year sold its New England Media Group holdings, including The Boston Globe to businessman John Henry for $70 million while The Washington Post Company sold its flagship newspaper to founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million.

On is an article about the most powerful person in the world. Interestingly, Russian President  Vladimir Putin has knocked US President  Barack Obama from the top spot. Putin is described by some critics as a dictator. However, he has contributed a lot to the economy of Russia in the 1990s onwards. He is the fourth and current President of Russia, incumbent since 7 May 2012. He previously served as the second President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. During that last stint ( 2008 to 2012 ) he was also the Chairman of the United Russia political party.

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The article on Forbes:

Introduction of Putin ( Chinese version )

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