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Putin Tops '100 Most Powerful' List; Angelina Jolie, Steve Jobs Break Top 10

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has knocked Rupert Murdoch off Vanity Fair’s annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful and influential people, the Daily Telegraph reported Wenesday.

It is Putin’s first mention in the magazine’s “New Establishment,” which it says “represents a global, moveable band of thinkers, owners, creators, and buyers who are the tastemakers, trendsetters, opinion formers and agenda creators in the worlds of politics, entertainment, media, business, technology, and fashion.”

The 55-year-old Russian leader has most recently been involved in a war with Georgia over the breakaway province of South Ossetia that has sparked international outrage.

Putin stepped down as President of the world’s largest country in May, but remains the de facto leader.

The West has condemned Russia’s actions in Georgia, as well as Putin for eroding free speech and allegedly rigging the May election, but he maintains an 80 percent approval rating at home, the Telegraph reported.

Other newcomers to the 2008 list are Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai (number seven), Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (number nine), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (25), British artist Damien Hirst (31) and Hollywood producer/director Judd Apatow (58).

Rising power players are Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, up to number eight from last year's 30, and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, now at number 33, up from 50 in 2007, the Telegraph reported.

Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney have slipped in the rankings, falling from 14 to 43, and from 27 to 55, respectively.

The list is scheduled to appear in the October issue of the magazine.

THE VANITY FAIR 100:

2007 ranking in parentheses

1. Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister (new entry)

2. Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. (1)

3. Sergey Brin (3), Larry Page (3), and Eric Schmidt (new entry), Google

4. Steve Jobs, Apple, Disney, and Pixar (2)

5. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway (5)

6. Jeff Bezos, Amazon (23)

7. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai (new entry)

8. Roman Abramovich, Millhouse Capital (30)

9. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, actors, activists (new entry)

10. Al Gore, eco-warrior (19)

11. Bill Clinton, Clinton Foundation (6)

12. Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, Bloomberg L.P. (9)

13. Bernard Arnault, LVMH (8)

14. Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks SKG (7)

15. Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren (13)

16. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft (returning)

17. François-Henri Pinault, PPR (new entry)

18. Barry Diller & Diane von Furstenberg (15), IAC; Diane von Furstenberg (15)

19. H. Lee Scott, Wal-Mart (12)

20. Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs (new entry)

21. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase (new entry)

22. David Geffen, DreamWorks SKG (16)

23. George Lucas, Lucasfilm (40)

24. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jerry Bruckheimer Films (26)

25. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook (new entry)

26. Ronald Perelman, MacAndrews & Forbes (31)

27. Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner (22)

28. John Lasseter (66), Andrew Stanton (new entry), and Brad Bird (new entry), Pixar, Disney

29. Herb Allen, Allen & Co. (21)

30. Miuccia Prada, Prada S.p.A. (44)

31. Damien Hirst, conceptual artist (new entry)

32. Sumner Redstone, Viacom, CBS (70)

33. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California (50)

34. Tom Hanks, actor, director, producer (32)

35. Robert Iger, Disney (36)

36. Bono, singer, humanitarian (28)

37. Larry Ellison, Oracle (20)

38. Larry Gagosian, Gagosian Gallery (84)

39. Howard Stringer, Sony (17)

40. Peter Chernin, News Corp. (24)

41. Philippe Dauman, Viacom (68)

42. Vivi Nevo, NV Investments (59)

43. Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions (14)

44. Jon Stewart, The Daily Show (89)

45. Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report (87)

46. Carlos Slim Helú, Teléfonos de México, América Móvil (11)

47. Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel (52)

48. Giorgio Armani, Armani Group (37)

49. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Kingdom Holding Company (new entry)

50. Mike Nichols & Diane Sawyer, director; ABC News anchor (42)

51. Jacob Rothschild, financier (33)

52. Mickey Drexler, J. Crew (55)

53. Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation (38)

54. Leslie Moonves, CBS (25)

55. George Clooney, actor, producer, director, activist (27)

56. Jay-Z, hip-hop (47)

57. Oscar & Annette de la Renta, Oscar de la Renta (53)

58. Judd Apatow, producer, director, actor, writer (new entry)

59. Robert De Niro, Tribeca Enetrprises, Tribeca Productions (34)

60. Bill Keller, The New York Times (new entry)

61. Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones (60)

62. Bruce Wasserstein, Lazard; Wasserstein & Co. (43)

63. Ted Forstmann, IMG Worldwide (new entry)

64. Anna Wintour, Vogue (new entry)

65. Brian Roberts, Comcast (57)

66. Brian Grazer & Ron Howard, Imagine Entertainment (65)

67. Mukesh & Anil Ambani, Reliance Industries, Reliance ADA Group (new entry)

68. Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal (returning)

69. Jeff Skoll, Participant Media (61)

70. Jonathan Ive, Apple (83)

71. William McDonough, William McDonough & Partners (new entry)

72. Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard (new entry)

73. Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo (new entry)

74. Matt Drudge, the Drudge Report (new entry)

75. Donatella Versace, Gianni Versace S.p.A. (77)

76. Diego Della Valle, Tod's (63)

77. Henry Kravis, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (51)

78. Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, LVMH (returning)

79. Jean Pigozzi, investor, art collector (86)

80. Paul Allen, Vulcan Inc. (71)

81. Charlie Rose, Charlie Rose (80)

82. Frank Rich, The New York Times, HBO (82)

83. John Galliano, Christian Dior, Galliano (new entry)

84. Jann Wenner, Wenner Media (74)

85. Joel & Ethan Coen, movies (new entry)

86. John Malone, Liberty Media (69)

87. Harvey & Bob Weinstein, the Weinstein Company (41)

88. Michael Moritz, Sequoia Capital (56)

89. Steven Rattner, Quadrangle Group (97)

90. Arianna Huffington, the Huffington Post (98)

91. John Paulson, Paulson & Co. (new entry)

92. Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures (62)

93. Jerry Weintraub, Jerry Weintraub Productions (76)

94. Tobias Meyer, Sotheby's (new entry)

95. Tom Brokaw, NBC News (returning)

96. Doug Morris, Universal Music Group (99)

97. Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville (96)

98. Jeffrey Sachs, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Millennium Promise (new entry)

99. Steven Cohen, S.A.C. Capital Advisors (45)

100. Walter Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal (new entry)

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