“With great power comes a great responsibility.” – Benjamin Parker. The world is filled with a lot of powerful people and they are indeed very responsible people. Here is a list of the ten most powerful people in the World.
10. Larry Page
With a net worth of $ 38.9 Billion, Larry is the new CEO of Alphabet, a new traded parent company of Google, which includes Google, Google X lab, and businesses like Nest, Fiber and Calico. He is working towards improving the quality of life in cities and also planning to provide mobile phone service in the U.S. In October he announced Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google, so that he can work on the larger areas. His network houses in Palo Alto use geothermal energy, rainwater capture and fuel cells and they have taken a step towards saving the energy and the environment.
9. Narendra Modi
The Indian Prime minister, Narendra Modi has moved up to six positions to gain the ninth position in the list of most powerful people of the world. He has around 8 million followers on Twitter and 25 million followers on Facebook. He is also the first Prime Minister who took Twitter Mirror on tour with him. Apart from his social activities, he has been working hard towards the economy and is touring across the world to bring investments in his country. He is not just working for the development of the country economically, but he is also making a lot of efforts to make India technically sound.
8. David Cameron
He is the Prime minister of the United Kingdom is famous in twitter with more than eight lakh followers. The Prime minister is also fond of taking selfies.
7. Janet Yellen
She is the fourth powerful woman in the world and the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. Her last month kept the interest rates same due to the weak economy and it also called for the better and easy way to tighten the policy where she expected to raise the US interest rates. One word from Yellen, and the Economy can rise or drop at any time.
6. Bill Gates
He is one of the most powerful people of the world who gained this position all by himself. He is the Cofounder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This foundation has been working for the welfare of the poor from past fifteen years, and they have invested $30 billion to work for it. They have developed a network to fight diseases in Africa and South Asia and improve the health of poor. Melina Gates has also announced an investment of $776 Million for the next six years, where they will eradicate child mortality, which is caused by malnutrition.
5. Xi Jinping
He is the general Secretary of the Communist Party, China, and is the fifth most powerful person in the world. Having a very public profile, Xi saw the benefits of privatization and supported free thinking and fresh ideas. He has ha brilliant mind. When he met the leaders of The US and UK in the month of October, Xi cracked a deal of $46 billion in investment and trade commerce.
4. Pope Francis
The 78 years old, Latin American and Jesuit Bishop of Rome is the fourth most powerful man of the world. He has more than one billion followers across the world who believes him spiritually. He has influenced a lot of people and he works towards the welfare of common man’s welfare and happiness. He also condemned discrimination against the Europe’s gypsies and xenophobia.
3. Barack Obama
The president of the United States, Barack Obama no doubt is the world’s third most powerful person. The States has the world’s best economy, technology, culture, Military power. It is also one of the biggest diplomats. But with his presidential tenure coming to an end, the powers of Obama have started shrinking and it is getting difficult for him to get the things done according to his choice.
2. Angela Merkel
She is the Chancellor of Germany and is the first most powerful woman of the world. She has secured a third four year term of Europes economy and she is also the longest EU who has served the country continuously for years. Forbes believes that in she might become the most powerful person of the world beating Putin by the end of 2016.
1. Vladimir Putin
He is the president of Russia, and this year again has been ranked number one in the world’s most powerful people. He always did what he wanted and also got away with it easily. In the recent past, he bombed ISIS in Syria, and met the President Assad, making US and NATO weak vulnerable and helping Russian influence in foreign countries.