1. Vladimir Putin
VLADIMIR PUTIN is the world’s most influential among the powerful persons for last four years.Putin has been president since 2012. Before then, he was the prime minister between 1999 and 2000. He later became prime minister again from 2008 to 2012. He was the chair of the ruling party, United Russia as prime minister from 2008 to 2012. Between 1970 and 1975, From the motherland to Syria to the U.S. presidential elections, Putin continues to get what he wants.Unconstrained by conventional global norms, his reach has magnified in recent years.
2. Donald Trump
PRESIDENT, UNITED STATES
Donald Trump, is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. He is the first billionaire president in U.S. history. He, however, made it clear that he will be handing over the control of the businesses to his sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.Trump has known for his “dare devil” spirit and his determination to succeed at whatever he started no matter the cost. Any ordinary person many view him as arrogant and an “I don’t care” kind of a person, but economists love his spirit. His vocal words as the 45th president of the U.S.A is to make America great again.
3. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel is a German politician and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She is also the Leader of Christian Democratic Union (CDU). She earned a doctorate in physical chemistry. Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989 and briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government. In 2007, Merkel became the 2nd woman to become president of the European Council.Recently, she opened the German borders. That would allow over 1 million immigrants from Syria and other Muslim nations. This humanitarian act has earned her tribute.
4. Xi Jinping
GENERAL SECRETARY, COMMUNIST PARTY, CHINA
Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician. He is the incumbent president of China.He holds the place of the general secretary of the Communist Party of China too, and he is also the Chairman of the Central Military commission. As Xi holds the top offices of the party and the military, in addition to being the head of state through the office of the president, he is sometimes referred to as China’s “Paramount leader” and recognized by the party as its leadership “core”. He holds an ex – officio seats on the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, China’s top decision-making body.
5. Pope Francis
BISHOP OF ROME, ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Pope Francis, is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City.He became the 266th Pope in 2013 and the first from America, and the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first Pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century. From 1973-79, he served as Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina.Formerly, he was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998. The pope has faced some accusations too. He gave for two of his priests to the National Reorganization Process during the Dirty War. Later, all allegations against him were removed.Throughout his public life, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, emphasis on God’s mercy, concern for the poor, populist causes and commitment to interfaith dialogue.
6. Janet Yellen
CHAIRWOMAN, FEDERAL RESERVE
Janet Yellen, is an American Economist, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, has been reluctant to raise domestic interest rates. previously serving as Vice Chairwoman from 2010 to 2014. Previously, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton; and business professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.Yellen was nominated by President Obama to succeed Ben Bernanke as Chairwoman of the United States Federal Reserve. On January 6, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed Yellen’s nomination. She was sworn in on February 3, 2014, making her the first woman to hold the position.
7. Bill Gates
CO-FOUNDER, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a business magnate, philanthropist, an investor, programmer and an entrepreneur. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s biggest PC software company.Until 2014. He was the individual primary shareholder of the company. even though, he has been featuring on the Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the world since 1987. Bill is currently the richest person in the world with a net worth of $86 billion, He has appeared first several times. But he has faced criticism over his business tactics considered anti-competitive.He donated huge amount in Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with Endowment of $44.3 billion as of 31st December 2014.
8. Larry Page
CEO, ALPHABET INC.
Larry Page is an American Computer Scientist and Internet Entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. Page is the CEO of Google’s Parent Company Alphabet Inc. He stepped aside as CEO for Eric Schmidt but resumed as CEO in 2011.He announced his intention to step aside a second time in July 2015 to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google’s assets would be reorganized. Page is the inventor of PageRank, Google’s best-known search ranking algorithm. Page received the Marconi Prize in 2004.
9. Narendra Modi
PRIME MINISTER, INDIA
Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian Politician who is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India in office since May 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujrat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member Of Parliament for Varanasi. he has improved international relations. He has made visits with President Obama and Xi Jinping. In his first year as PM, India realized a 7.4% GDP growth. He has a performance track record for development in Gujarat serving as Chief Minister.inaddition, he has faced accusation for failing to prevent the Gujarat’s riots in 2002.
10. Mark Zuckerberg
CO-FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, AND CEO, FACEBOOK
Mark Zuckerberg, is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook and currently operates as its chairman and chief executive officer.Mark’s net worth was estimated to $56 Billion and was ranked by Forbes as the 5th richest person worldwide. He launched Facebook on February 4, 2004, from his Harvard University dormitory room. And introducing it to other Campuses With the help of his fellows Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. In 2010, Zuckerberg was named number one by Vanity Fair magazine in the list of the most powerful persons.