Several Jews, including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, are featured on Forbes Magazine’s 2015 list of the “World’s Most Powerful People.”
The list, which was published on November 4 online, ranks 73 people—all of whom are men but nine—in order of most powerful. While the ranking is subjective, it aims to assess the power “along four dimensions,” according to the magazine: whether the person “has power over lots of people,” the “financial resources controlled” by the person, whether the person is powerful “in multiple spheres,” and whether the person “actively used” his or her power.
Yellen was the highest-ranking Jew on the list, coming in at number 7, which was just five slots behind the most powerful woman, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. Zuckerberg came in at number 10.
Merkel was second only to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Other Jews who made it into the top 50 are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at number 21; Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein at number 26; Google co-founder Sergey Brin at number 30, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at number 44.
US President Barack Obama came in at number 3 on the list.