Aside from the President, who is the most powerful individual in the United States government?

Arguably, the second most powerful individual in the US government is Janet Yellen. Most average people donít know who she is. CNN has referred to her as the most powerful woman in the world.

She is the Chair of the Federal Reserve, the central banking system of the United States. There is no individual with more singular influence on our entire financial system - both in the US and internationally. Markets can rise and fall and entire industries reshuffle strategies based on interpretations of what this person says in testimony to Congress.