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The 100 Least Powerful People In The World

41. Meg Whitman
> Former CEO of eBay
> Spent $163 million of personal funds in failed race for California Governorship. Lost to addled hippie Jerry Brown.

42. Vivian Schiller
> Former NPR President
> Forced out after one of her lieutenants was caught on camera calling the Tea Party “racist.” Was also the NPR chief during the controversial firing of senior news analyst Juan Williams for comments he made on Fox News.

43. Dan Gilbert
> Principal Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers
> Cavaliers were only second to Lakers in road attendance in 2009.  Year after losing “King James,” they rank last in the NBA for road game ticket sales.

44. Jeff Zucker
> Former CEO of NBC
>Incompetent former chief of huge entertainment group finally fired… ten years too late.

45. Michael Steele
> Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee
> Defrocked head of Republican National Committee oversees complete loss of government to Democrats, then watches as the GOP is shanghaied by Tea Partiers. Is forced to drop his bid for reelection.

46. Herbert Kohler
> Billionaire
> In 2010, this owner of a private plumbing company managed to flush roughly $1 billion – 33% of his wealth – down the toilet. This is the biggest loss among billionaires who weren’t arrested this year. (see Raj Rajaratnam)

47. Bhumibol Adulyadej
> King of Thailand
> Currently 83 years of age, Adulyadej is the world’s longest-serving monarch. The King can arrest people for mocking his authority, but as far as we can tell, has no other power whatsoever. Come and get us.

48. Jesse James
>Television Personality
> Former host of Monster Garage was married to America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock. Butchered his chances at Hollywood royalty when he got caught stepping out on his wife… right after she received her Academy Award.

49. Janet Napolitano
> Secretary of Homeland Security
> Claims border security is better than ever as number of illegal immigrants to U.S. tops 11 million. Also responsible for the incredibly unpopular “nude” body scanners.

50. Ben Roethlisberger
> NFL Quarterback
> Several run-ins with law enforcement, including a DUI and an accusation of sexual assault, resulted in a 4 game suspension.  After his return, a terrible performance lost him the Super Bowl.

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