The question of who is the most powerful people in the world has been topic on for years. in this article, we are going to list out the top powerful people in the world.
You might think this list will comprise world political leaders but you will be wrong as you journey our article of the most powerful leaders in the world.
The List of Top 20 Most Powerful People in the world
This list varies from the least powerful to the world most powerful.
20. Carlos Slim Helu
Date Of Birth: 28 January 1940
Networth: 63.3 billion
Carlos Slim is a Mexican businessman, he is among the top richest person in the world according to Forbes.
The business magnates is know for Telmex, América Móvil, and Grupo Carso.
According to Forbes business magazine, he ranks as the top 20 Most Powerful People in the world.
19. Jamie Dimo
Date Of Birth: 13 March 1956
Networth: 1.4 billion USD
Jamie Dimon is an American businessman. he once served as the board of directors of the federal reserve bank of new york. he is currently the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
JPMorgan Chase is an American investment bank and financial services company. it is revealed that JPMorgan Chase is the largest bank in the United stated and generated over 109 billion USD as of 2018. The bank has assets that amount to $2.534 trillion.
Making Jamie Dimon ranks as the top 19th Most Powerful People in the world.
18. Mario Draghi
Date Of Birth: 3 September 1947
Networth: $50 Million
Mario Draghi is an Italian Economist. Since 2011 he has been an economist as the president of Europian Central Bank. He also served as the Governor of the bank of Italy from 2005 to 2011.
European Central Bank is the bank for the euro, they establish monetary policy for the Euro and the 19th member’s states of the European Union.
Because of his influence, Mario Draghi is listed out as the 18th most powerful people in the world
17. Ali Khamenei
Date Of Birth: July 17, 1939
Networth: US$95 billion
Ali Khamenei is the supreme leader of Iran. he came into power in 1989, since then, the supreme leader has been in power. he was the previous president of Iran from 1981 to 1989.
He once said and I quote “The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial“
Source from Reuters claims that Ali Khamenei controls a “financial empire” worth approximately US$95 billion that is not overseen by the Iranian Parliament. He is listed out as the 17th most powerful people in the world
16. Warren Buffett
Date Of Birth: 30 August 1930
Networth: US$87.4 billion
Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is an American businessman, investor and a philanthropist.
The speaker once said and I quote “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Berkshire Hathaway is a Multinational conglomerate company generating 247.5 billion USD as revenue. You might be wondering what does Berkshire Hathaway actually do. Here are top brands owned by Berkshire Hathaway: Geico, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices of America, Dairy Queen, Brooks, BNSF Railway, Clayton Homes, Duracell, Fruit of the Loom and Oriental Trading Company.
15. Li Keqiang
Date Of Birth: July 1, 1955
Networth: US$3 Million
Li Keqiang is a Chinese politician who is the current Premier of the People’s Republic of China. He is noted to be one of the leading figures behind China financial and economic affairs.
Keqiang is under the Communist Party of China. Due to his influence in the economic growth of China, he is ranked among the most powerful people in the world. china currently has a GDP of USD 1.386 billion according to the world bank.
14. Theresa May
Date Of Birth: October 1, 1956
Networth: £2 million
Theresa May is a British politician. she has been in power since 2016 till date under the Conservative Party. For the record, May is the first elected Member of Parliament for Maidenhead in 1997.
May is considered one of the most powerful Conservative women and was the longest serving home secretaries in British history.
How much does Theresa May earn?
The prime minister of the UK is paid £150,402 a year, this includes the basic salary for a member of parliament which is currently £74,962.
But this salary does not include the value of Mrs May’s flat in Downing Street or her other official residences.
13. Mark Zuckerberg
Date Of Birth: 14 May 1984
Networth: 71.1 billion USD
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is known to be an entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of Facebook. one of the most visit website in the world.
Facebook is an online social media, founded in 2004. The company also own Instagram and whats App. It generates over $16.6 billion annually.
in 2018, Facebook was accused of giving access to users’ data. A British parliamentary committee accused Facebook of giving companies such as Netflix preferential access to users’ data even after it tightened its privacy rules in 2014-15
Due to marks influence, on the internet and his resources, he is listed as the 13th most powerful people in the world.
12. Emmanuel Macron
Date Of Birth: 21 December 1977
Networth: 31.5 million USD
Emmanuel Macron is the current president of France. he was once an investment banker. Before he became the president of France, Macron was the minister of economy, industry and digital affairs.
Due to Macron political influence and politics, he is noted as the 12th most powerful people in the world.
11. Jerome Powell
Date Of Birth: 4 February 1953
Networth: 112 million USD
Jerome Powell is the current chairman of the Federal Reserve. Powell attended Princeton University and Georgetown University where he attained a bachelors degree.
on May 25, 2012, Powell assumed the office of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. He was also Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance from 1992 to 1993.
He is said to advocates keeping inflation low as the top priority in monetary policy. There is a report that Powel is estimated at over 112 million USD. Forbes noted Powell as the 11th most powerful people in the world.
10. Larry Page
Date Of Birth: 26 March 1973
Networth: 54.3 billion USD
Larry Page is a Computer scientist. Heis the co-founder of Google, and the current CEO of Alphabet. Alphabet is a Multinational conglomerate company. it is the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries.
Page attained a PhD in computer science at the University of Michigan and Stanford University.
With page influence in the collection of data across different countries, and providing quality information to users. Page becomes one of the most influential and powerful people in the world.
9. Narendra Modi
Date Of Birth: 17 September 1950
Narendra Modi is an Indian politician. Modi, has been in power since 2014 as the current Prime Minister of India.
He graduated from the University of Delhi with a bachelors degree in political science 1978. He has emerged as a key figure in the international effort to tackle climate change
- Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud
- Bill Gates
- Pope Francis
- Jeff Bezos
- Angela Merkel
- Donald Trump
- Vladimir Putin
- Xi Jinping