Most powerful person in the world?

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    Most powerful person in the world?

    As title: Who is the most powerful person in the world?

    The way the world is connected right now, any number of people could drastically influence people on the other side of the globe with a seemingly unrelated decision. This is not to even mention the effect they could have in their own country.

    The idea for this thread came from last week, when just rumors of Alan Greenspan's health problems dropped the stock market.

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    Meeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA

    no really... I bet we've never even heard of the guy, but I'd put jim carey and rupert murdock at the top of the list.
    "Assumptions are the mother of all **** ups!"

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    > jim carey

    The hell? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    > jim carey

    The hell? Why?

    Duh...like havent you seen Bruce Almighty!??!

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    Bruce Almighty is the worst movie for Jim Carrey

    I think the most powerful man in the world is who knows more than anyone else in the world coz knowledge and science is the power

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    well, why not Bush? He is commander in chief, and whoever controlls US military might as well be god of the universe.

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    That's definitely a decent answer, but I was wondering if people had any other ideas.

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    John Paul II, well respected by world leaders and beloved by most of the world's Catholics.

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    Yeah, but does he really have power? If he told the Catholics out there to do something silly (like not playing or watching sports on Sunday), they'd probably ignore him. The world leaders certainly wouldn't give a crap.

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    Power can be indirect. While people would probabily ignore a silly comment like that, if he said proclaimed that homosexuality was not immoral the effects would be great.

    You really can't say one person is the most powerful since power is localized.

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    But that's kinda what I meant in my first post. If Alan Greenspan suddenly came on CNN and said that the dollar would be replaced by Skittles, millions (billions, even) of people would be affected.

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    Hows the leader of China? USA dont mess with China. They have more men than Americans have Big Macs!
    Such is life.

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    If Alan Greenspan said that it really wouldn't effect anyone since he doesn't have that authority

    And affecting X number of people does not really relate to power.

    The guy who threatened to jump off of the bay bridge in Oakland/San Fransico tied up traffic for over 12 hours and effected millions of people. Does that mean he's powerful?

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    No, because it didn't affect them for more than a little while. If Greenspan said something bad about interest rates, the stock market could crash, which certainly wouldn't do anything to help markets in Europe or Asia.

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    But that affect would only last for a little while in the great scheme of things.

    Granted Greenspan is a powerful man but I wouldn't call him the most powerful.

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