Eight energy leaders rank among Forbes Most Powerful People

Several kings of the energy world landed on Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Powerful People, ranking among world leaders and wealthy philanthropists.

The most powerful man in energy beat out British Prime Minister David Cameron by three spots. And all of the ranking energy leaders, including  just one American, beat out some of the most powerful names in U.S. government, House Speaker John Boehner and Chief Justice John Roberts.

The list, released Wednesday, is compiled by editors of Forbes magazine.

Earlier this month, Fortune magazine ranked four energy executives on its list of most powerful women in business, which was led by Petrobras CEO Maria Silva Foster: