80 Over 80

The Most Powerful Octogenarians

Slate has released its annual ranking of 80 of the world’s most powerful people over 80 years old. New to the top 10 of the 80 Over 80: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Clint Eastwood. Thomas S. Monson, 83, the president of the Mormon Church and as such regarded as a prophet of God by 13 million followers, came in first once again in this year’s list. Among the not-so-fresh-faces likely to make next year’s list: Toni Morrison, Rupert Murdoch, William Shatner.