Step aside boys, Amal Clooney is too powerful for you. Credit: Getty Images Step aside boys, Amal Clooney is too powerful for you.
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There was a time when One Direction ruled the world. That time was last year. There's a new powerful Brit coming in first on the U.K.'s Evening Standard's Most Influential Londoners list. And that Brit is Amal Clooney.

 

 

There's 1000 people on the list, which you can see here. Clooney is so powerful that at number four, she placed higher than Kate Middleton (not even on the list), Prince Harry, Benedict Cumberbatch, Victoria Beckham and Kate Bush. It turns out being an international lawyer who is so good she can argue the world's most famous bachelor into marrying her counts for something. But instead of mentioning George, the paper credits her professional work to getting her landed on the list. Of course.

 

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