Two of the Most Powerful People in the World Are From Texas
Two Texans made the cut on the annual Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people.
Hitting no. 25 on the list this year and 20 last year, is Rex Tillerson, the Exxon-Mobil CEO based out of Irving, Texas. And coming in at no. 59 on the list of 73 is Austin-based tech mogul Michael Dell, who made the list for the first time this year.
These Texas boys share the list with the likes of Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and Pope Francis.
Tillerson makes the list for his groundbreaking (literally!) drilling and striking oil in Russia's Arctic region this summer, as well as for pushing for bans to be lifted on the building of projects to "export liquefied natural gas."
Michael Dell started his Dell computer dynasty in his dorm room in 1984 with $1,000. Twenty five years later, the company is valued at $25 billion.
[via The Chron]