Dilma Rousseff, One of the 50 Least Powerful People in the World, Thrown Out of Office

Douglas A. McIntyre

Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, was thrown out of office by the country’s senate. This is not long after 24/7 Wall St. published its 50 Least Powerful People in the World with Rousseff is on the list.

Her citation for the “50 Least Powerful People in the World”:

The first female President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is currently suspended from her position amidst accusations that she illegally fudged government balance sheets to hide the true financial troubles her country faces. In power since 2011, massive protests broke out upon Rousseff’s 2014 reelection due to a pervasive public perception of corruption. Her current impeachment trial kept Rousseff from participating in the opening ceremony of the Olympics, the first ever held in South America.

Rousseff is joined on the list by Bill Cosby, Ryan Lochte, David Petraeus, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Brian Williams and many more.

Methodology: To identify the 50 least influential people in the world, 24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of as many well-known individuals around the world who have recently experienced a precipitous loss in stature as possible. Of these individuals, we attempted to select those who fell the furthest from the greatest height.

See the complete list of the 50 Least Powerful People in the World.