The world has nearly a huge sum of 7.1 billion people living on it. Out of this massive amount of people, there are only 71 of them that matter most, those who have serious authorities and powers, those who can make history if time comes. They are considered as the most powerful people in the world because in some way, they run this planet. These world’s most powerful people are not just politicians or head of a State’s forces but also entrepreneurs, financers, head of States and philanthropists who really know how to turn the world around.
The Forbes compiled their list of most powerful people in the world by considering thousands of potential candidates from various walks of life across the globe. Their power was measured in four different dimensions to ensure they belonged in the list of world’s most powerful people.
These 71 people have influenced the world in some way. World’s most powerful people like Mark Zuckerberg from the States who ranked #25 on Forbes list, Larry Page ranking #20, Bill Gates who ranks #4 on the list have given the world something new and innovative like Facebook, Google and Microsoft systems. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Zaheel-ul-Islam from Pakistan ranking #28 and #52 respectively have influential authorities as being the Chief of Pakistan Army and Director-General, Inter-Service Intelligence. The managing director of IMF Christine Lagarde has ranked #38 on Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people and Jim Yong Kim, the president of World Bank makes it to #45 in the list as the most powerful person in the world.
List Of Top 10 Most Powerful People In The World
It feels really privileged to be amongst the most powerful people in the world. But to rank amongst the top 10 is a totally different feeling. Their powers, abilities, resources, capabilities have enabled these world’s most powerful people to be where they are today.
The most powerful people in the world top 10 rankers are;
1. Barak Obama: Barak Hussein Obama, current age 51, is the 44th President of the United States of America and #1 in the Forbes list of world’s most powerful people.
He’s the first black African American to hold the Presidential office and is still the President of the U.S. Barak Obama is the commander in chief of the world’s most strongest and powerful military. Also, he is the sole leader of the world’s sole cultural and economic superpower.
2. Angela Merkel: Angela Merkel ranks #2 as the most powerful people in the world and #1 as the most powerful women in the world. She is a German politician who holds of the office of Chancellor of Germany since the year 2005.
She’s 59 and a Germen citizen. She is highly influential as she holds the Euro’s fate on her powerful shoulders. Angela Merkel is also the backbone of the EU consisting of 28 members.
3. Vladimir Putin:Vladimir Putin, 60, is the Russian President who ranked #3 as the most powerful people in the world.
He lives in Moscow, Russia and has been reelected as the President of the State for a 3rd six-year term. Putin is also in control of the Russian nuclear-tipped military force.
4. Bill Gates: Bill Gates, age 57, is the 4th most powerful person in the world and ranks as #1 in the Forbes list of Billionaires. Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
He was a dropout from Harvard University and is now amongst the world’s most powerful people as well as the richest person in the world. This generous man has contributed more than 28 million for the eradication of deadly diseases yet he still claims the title of the world’s richest man.
5. Pope Benedict XVI: Ranking #5 in the most powerful people in the world, Pope Benedict is the emeritus Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He’s currently 86 and served the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013.
Earlier in 2013, the Pope Benedict resigned from his papacy because of his growing age and lack of strength of the body and mind.
6. Ben Bernanke: Bernanke, the 6th world’s most powerful man,
is the Chairman of the Federal Reserves of the U.S. He’s 59 of age and holds a U.S. citizenship.
7. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz al Saud: Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, the King of Saudia Arabia age 88,
ranks #7 in the most powerful people in the world Forbes list. He is guard to the Holiest cities in Islam, the Holy city of Makkah, and controls nearly 20% of the globe’s known oil reserves.
8. Mario Draghi: Mario Draghi is the President of European Central Bank
and is 8th amongst the most powerful people in the world. He’s 65 and resides in Rome, Italy.
9. Xi Jinping: Xi Jinping, age 60, is the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.
In the Forbes list of world’s most powerful people Jinping ranks #9. Xi Jinping is considered to most likely lead China for the following decade. He has recently been promoted to the highest ranking positions in the Communist Party.
10. David Cameron: David Cameron, 46 of age, is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
He is the 10th world’s most powerful people according to Forbes list of 71 most powerful people in the world.
The list indicates some of the most powerful people in the world with respect to their authorities, capabilities, resources etc. For how long these world’s most powerful people will remain on this position, no one knows but one thing we all know is, the world’s fate and destiny lies in the hands of these people.