President Barack Obama has been bumped off the top spot of Forbes' annual ranking of the world's most powerful people—by his Russian counterpart.
Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, was named the most powerful person in the world in 2013 by the publication, climbing two places from the previous year. He was followed by Obama at No. 2 and the general secretary of China's Communist Party, Xi Jinping, who jumped from No. 9 in 2012 to No. 3.
Politicians dominated 2013's top 10, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel coming in at No. 5, the highest ranking for a woman. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, however, fell out of the top 10, being named the 11th most powerful person in the world.
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Bernanke's designated successor, Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen was a newcomer to the list, coming in at No. 72. She was one of only nine women ranked to the list of 72 people, although this marked the highest representation of women to date.