Occupation: President of Brazil
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Dilma Rousseff's predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, left her giant shoes to fill, but the former Marxist guerilla and first female President of Brazil inherited a country that exudes can-do confidence and one of the world's most admired economies. Plus, she gets to host soccer's World Cup in 2014, every Brazilian leader's ultimate fantasy.
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