King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia was declared by a Leading American business magazine ‘Forbes’, the 3rd most powerful man in the world.
According to Forbes the 10 most powerful persons of the world are the following:
1st: President of China Mr Hu Jintao.
2nd: US President Barack Obama.
3rd: King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
4th: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of Russia.
5th: Pope Benedict XVI.
6th: German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
7th: British Prime Minister David Cameron.
8th: US Federal Bank Chairman Mr Ben Bernanke.
9th: Indian Congress President Ms Sonia Gandhi.
10th: Microsoft Co-chairperson Mr Bill Gates.
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud is described in the catalogue as “absolute ruler of desert Kingdom that contains the world’s largest crude oil reserves, two holiest sites in Islam…..and “for pushing gradual social and legal reforms while maintaining good relations with deeply conservative religious establishment”.
He was ranked 3rd for being the King of the nation that has the world’s biggest crude oil reserves & the two holiest sites in Islam.
Whereas UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan was ranked 56 for controlling “97.8 billion barrels of proven oil reserves”