Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg became one of the most powerful figure in the world. In the list of 'The World's Most Powerful People' version of the Forbes, Zuckerberg sits at 9th rank.
This annual ranking include big names in politics, celebrities, religious leaders, billionaires, and others. And this year, at the age of just turned 27, Zuckerberg has been coupled with other influential figures who had long been poor across their respective fields.
Yes, Zuckerberg became the youngest person on the list. He was also a 'jumping' the highest in the Forbes list. Quoted from ZDNet, Sunday (6/11/2011), he jumped from position 40 in the year 2010. Forbes estimates his net worth had reached USD 17.5 billion.
A number of factors measured by Forbes to get the names such as how many people who are under their authority, financial resources and how active they are using their authority. Of the names collected, U.S. President Barack Obama became number 1 in the Forbes list.
While other technology actors who fill out the list of 'The World's Most Powerful People "in addition to Zuckerberg is the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates is sitting at number 5. Then there is the Google duo Sergey Brin and Larry Page (30), CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos (40), CEO of Baidu, Robin Li (42) and CEO of Apple, Tim Cook (58).
For Zuckerberg himself, Forbes said, "What the CIA failed to do in 60 years, Zuck has been done in 7 years. Understand what to think, read and listened to by 800 million people. What are they like, where they lived, traveled to shopping, "Forbes said in a statement.