The variables to decide the powerfulness of individuals changed with time depending on the dynamism of socio-economic and geopolitical factors. In the contemporary digital era, if we discount momentary propaganda-driven popularity, knowledge and information are the most valuable resources and people who are managing the balance of quality, speed and effectiveness of these two resources are the real powerful people. Now we will show you the top 10 powerful people in the world.
1. Xi Jinping
He is the President of the People’s Republic of China and is the most powerful person in the world. China runs the world, the manufacturer of the world, the country which will be the head of superpowers in few years and will become the most supreme country in the world.
2. Vladimir Putin
He is the President of Russia. Vladimir was an intelligence officer for the Russian Secret Agency. He can also be considered as the physically strongest country leader. He is the ideal leader for a country that is known for its superpower.
3. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel is the only women on the list of powerful people. She is the chancellor of Germany. She is also known as the ‘Leader of the Free World’. Angela also emphasized her policy of international cooperation. Merkel is also the longest-serving head of the government in the European Union.
4. Pope Francis
He is the head of the Catholic Church. He is also the ruler of Vatican City. Around 2,300 billion people follow Christianity which accounts for 31% of the human population.
5. Donald Trump
The former President of the United States of America, Donald Trump is an American businessman. Though he lost a tragic end in his political career, Trump is still the fifth powerful man in the world.
6. Jeff Bezos
A few months ago, he was the richest person in the world before Elon Musk took over him. Jeff is the founder of Amazon. He has recently started focusing on SpaceExpedition with his company named Blue Origin.
7. Bill Gates
A few years ago, he was known as the richest businessman in the world. His original name is William Henry Gates III. He is the co-founder of the Tech-giant-Microsoft Corporation. He is also an investor, author and philanthropist. Currently, he is the fifth richest person in the world. He also works for his charity foundation – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
8. Larry Page
He is the co-founder of Google and its parent company Alphabet. He is an American and multi-dollar billionaire. Larry is also an alumnus of the world’s second most prestigious university – Stanford University.
9. Narendra Modi
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known as the ninth powerful person in the World. He has established himself as one of the most prominent leaders. He has signed many treaties with some powerful nations in the world. He has a good friendship with former U.S President Donald Trump.
10. Mark Zuckerberg
He is known as Mark Elliot Zuckerberg. He is the co-founder of the largest social media platform Facebook. At present, he is the sixth richest person in the world. As per Time Magazine, Mark is one of the hundred most influential people. He also co-founded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for the advancement of his philanthropist activities.