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21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

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1. Elizabeth II — Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Taken when she was only an 18-year-old princess, this picture shows the young Elizabeth Alexandra Mary during her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, 1945.

2. Barack Obama — 44th U.S. President

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Obama sits on the couch of a college friend smoking a cigarette in 1980, long before he would become president of the United States.

3. Hillary Clinton — Former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential Candidate

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Clinton, then Hillary Diane Rodham, sits for a photo shoot while attending Wellesley College, 1969.

6. Dilma Rousseff — President of Brazil


This mugshot shows the future Brazilian president apprehended for her participation in a guerrilla movement against the country's military dictatorship.

16. Oprah Winfrey — Media Mogul

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Seventeen-year-old Winfrey shows off her "Miss Fire Prevention" trophy in her hometown of Nashville in 1971.

18. Bill Gates – Co-Founder of Microsoft

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A mugshot of Gates taken by the Albuquerque police in 1977 after he was arrested for traffic violation.

19. Steve Jobs – Co-Founder and Former CEO of Apple

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Jobs poses at the first West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco, where the Apple II computer debuted in 1977.

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