The World’s Most Powerful People 2018

Donald Trump President of USA
Donald Trump President of USA

The World’s Most Powerful People 2018 Of the nearly 7.5 billion people on the planet, Forbes has identified the one person out of every 100 million whose actions mean the most.

Four factors were taken into account to select each of the World’s Most Powerful People: how many people over whom they have power; the financial resources they control; if they have to influence in more than one sphere; and how actively they wield their power to change the world.

 

The World’s Most Powerful People 2018

 

10.Larry Page

Larry Page
Larry Page

Larry Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. Page is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001, in favor of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011.

 

9.Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and, since 2014, the current Prime Minister of India. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi.

 

8.Mohammad Bin Salman

Mohammad Bin Salman
Mohammad Bin Salman

Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, known colloquially as MBS is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, also serving as First Deputy Prime Minister, President of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs and Minister of Defense the world’s youngest officeholder at the time

 

7.Bill Gates

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation.

 

6.Pope Francis

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

 

5.Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon. Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in Houston, Texas.

 

4.Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the center-right Christian Democratic Union since 2000. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and the leader of the Free World.

 

3.Donald Trump

Donald Trump President of USA
Donald Trump President of USA

Donald John Trump is the 45th and current President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens and received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

2.Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer serving as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008.

 

1.Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician currently serving as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. Often described as China’s “paramount leader”, in 2016 the CPC officially gave him the title of “core leader”