This is the era where power lies in the hands of a few politicians and businessmen as powerful people throughout the world. Actually, there is just a small group of people who are controlling all the economical activities of big countries. Most of them are politicians because, in democracy, power lies only in politics.
The power of a person is evaluated on the basis of their influence over the country as well as the outer world. Leaders of the whole world always try to enhance their influence through various diplomatic strategies. Just one single decision of a powerful leader may lead the whole country towards development or retrogression.
10. Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on 7 October 1952. He is the current President of the Russian Federation. He is holding the office from 7 May 2012.
9. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, a co-founder of Facebook. He is basically an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. Currently, he operates as Facebook chairman and CEO. He is one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of US$63.3 billion as of May 2017.
8. Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi was born in 1950, in Gujarat, India. He is the current Prime Minister of India since 2014 and he is the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
7. Xi Jinping
Born in 1953, in Beijing, China, Xi Jinping is the president of China and also the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. He is the chairman of the Central Military Commission. Also, he is an ex-officio member of the Politburo Standing Committee which is the top decision-making body in China.
6. Donald John Trump
Donald John Trump born on 14 June 1946. He became the 45th president of the United States by defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He acquired a degree in economics from the Wharton School. He then took charge of The Trump Organization, which is a real estate and construction firm and he ran it for 45 years till 2016.
5. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel was born on July 17, 1954, in Hamburg, Germany. She is the first woman chancellor of Germany. She is a former research scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry, described as the most powerful woman in the world.
4. Barack Obama
Barack Obama was born in 1962. He is the 44th president of the United States and he is the first African-American to become president of the US. Obama got Nobel Prize for peace in 2009. One of his major achievements is the health insurance bill he signed, around 17 million people benefited from this.
3. Larry Page
Born on 26 March 1973, in Michigan, United States. He is an Internet entrepreneur and computer scientist. Along with Sergey Brin, he developed a search engine as a research project at Stanford University and launched it in the name of “Google” in 1998. On average Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day.
2. Pope Francis
Pope Francis current Pope of The Roman Catholic Church, was born in 1936 in Argentina. But his parents named him Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is the 266th Pope in 2013 replaced Pope Benedict XVI and also he is the first from America. He is a very humble person with great compassion for the poor and fights for human rights.
1. Janet Yellen
Janet Yellen a great economist was born in 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, US. She acquired a degree in economics from Pembroke College at Brown University and a Ph.D. from Yale University. she is the president of the Western Economic Association International.