The top 10 most powerful leaders of the world as per announced by Forbes

The top 10 most powerful leaders of the world as per announced by Forbes

Updated on August 27, 2022 10:06 AM by Sally Harbor

Leading the world is not everyone’s cup of tea and that too leading it in a way that uplifts the countries along with bringing oneself to the number one spot is not an easy task at all. But these power leaders have done it all and with their hard work, passion, and wiseness, they have managed to garner the top 10 positions of the most important portal in the world Forbes.

 So here are all the top 10 powerful leaders who have given their all to conquer the position: 

Xi Jinping 

Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician and leader who has been serving as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) since 2012. He is also the President of the People’s Republic of China(PRC) since 2013. Xi Jinping has been the most powerful and paramount leader of China since the last two decades and is also the most prominent political leader in the People's Republic of China, since 2012.

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The leader of the world's most populated country and second largest economy (GDP), Xi Jinping holds a firm grasp on China's only political party.

In March, the parliament of the country amended its constitution, which broadened Xi Jinping’s power and scrapped his term limits.

After ascending to the presidency in 2012, Xi was quick to see the benefits of privatization-friendly reform.He is greatly called with the slogan Chinese Dream which is a set of personal and national ideals for the advancement of Chinese society.

He has a surprisingly assertive public profile, even allowing the state media to publish a day-in-the-life account of his workday.

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Vladmir Putin 

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on October 7, 1952 and is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has been serving as the president of Russia since 2012, having previously served between 2000 and 2008.Born in 1952 in Saint Petersburg, Putin served as Prime Minister for one year during Yeltesin’s presidency and ascended to the highest office in 2000.He was the prime minister of Soviet Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again served from 2008 to 2012.

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Russia’s president has exerted his country's influence around the world.An FBI investigation is going on to determine whether Trump's campaign had a relationship with high ranking Russian officials during the elections.

Trump and Putin have denied the allegations, though Facebook has admitted that 126 million Americans saw political ads purchased by Russian organizations.Putin's international influence stems largely from Europe's dependence on Russian oil and gas trades.

Donald Trump 

Donald John Trump is an American politician, media personality and businessman who served as the 45th President of the United States from 2017 to 2021.He began his career working for Fred, his father, who built affordable housing in Brooklyn and Queens.

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Donald Trump stated in October 2021 that he was launching his own social media,Truth Social, which would be run by Trump Media after he was banned from Twitter. Trump received a $430 million boost from investors who bet on Trump Media, even though the majority of his wealth is still invested in New York City real estate. The former American president also owns wineries and golf clubs, and he has granted businesses all over the world permission to use his name. In 2019, he moved from Trump Tower in New York City to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, as his official residence. 

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Angela Markel 

Angela Markel, who is in her fourth term as chancellor of Germany, became the country's first female leader in 2005. Merkel resigned as head of the Christian Democratic Union in November 2018 and declared she will not run for chancellor again in 2021. She is continuing to be a very powerful ruler of Europe, overseeing the biggest economy in the continent after guiding Germany through its financial crisis and back to expansion. 

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She has brought her leadership by defying Donald Trump and allowing more than a million Syrian migrants into Germany. She currently heads a coalition government that is unpopular with voters, as Brexit storms continue and anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe grows. 

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Jeff Bezos 

In 1994, a resident of Seattle, Jeff Bezos started the massive online retailer Amazonin his basement. In July 2021, he gave up his position as CEO to become executive chairman. Bezos handed away some shares of his Amazon stock in 2021 and sold $8.8 billion worth of stock, leaving him with somewhat less than 10% of the company. 

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U.S senators and the general public criticised Amazon for how it handled warehouse employees during the coronavirus pandemic. After 25 years of marriage, Bezos and his wife MacKenzie split in 2019, and during that time, he gave her a quarter of his then-16% Amazon ownership. Bezos is also the owner of The Washington Post and Blue Origin, a rocket-development business; in July 2021, he made a brief space flight in one.

Pope Francis 

More than 1.3 billion people, or more than one-sixth of the world's population, follow Pope Francis as their spiritual leader. 

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His personal goal is to change the Catholic church’s long-held, conservative reputation. He has also  granted priests the authority to pardon women who have abortions in November 2016. Pope Francis has persisted in advocating for action on climate change, improved refugee care, and increased focus on the persecution of religious minorities. 

Francis has nevertheless maintained a number of archaic practices inside the Church, such as the exclusion of women from the clergy.

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Bill Gates

Bill Gates is a very well known name when it comes to the younger generations. He turned his fortune from the software firm Microsoft into diversified holdings including investments in zero-carbon energy.

Bill and his Mekinda Gates made separate announcements through Twitter in May 2021 that their 27-year union was coming to an end. But they still remain joint chairs of their charitable Gates Foundation.

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Microsoft was created in 1975 by Gates and Paul Allen, and he has given Melinda shares in public firms valued at least $5.7 billion. Gates owned around 1% of the shares of the software and technology corporation as of March 2020, when he resigned from Microsoft board. He is one of the biggest owners of farmland in the United States and has invested in other businesses, including Canadian National Railway and AutoNation. He has donated the Gates Foundation close to $57 billion so far, including a $20 billion grant that was disclosed in July 2022. The most of his earliest gifts to the foundation include the Microsoft stocks. 

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Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud 

Although the crown prince has unquestionably consolidated authority and assumed leadership of the gulf country Saudi Arabia, his father still remains country's king. During his "anti corruption campaign" in November 2017, Al Saud detained and made wealthy Saudis turn over their assets. Ten Saudi billionaires were removed from Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires as a result of the campaign. 

For the foreseeable future, the geopolitics of the Middle East revolves around the crown prince.

Narendra Modi 

India, home to 1.3 billion people and the second-most populated nation on earth, continues to enjoy enormous popularity and all of it comes from the Prime Minister of the nation Narendra Modi. 

He is known for his shock announcements and he abruptly revealed plans to do away with India's two largest banknotes in November 2016 in an effort to combat corruption and money laundering

During official trips with Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in recent years, Modi has increased his stature as a global leader. As the effects of global warming are felt by millions of his country's rural residents, he has also become a significant player in the international campaign to combat climate change.

Larry Page 

Larry Page is still a board member and the company's controlling shareholder after leaving his position as Alphabet’s CEO in December 2019. Together with fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin, he established Google in 1998. 

Google's PageRank algorithm, which runs the search engine, was created by Page and Brin. Eric Schmidt succeeded Page as CEO in 2001. From 2011 to 2015, Page served as CEO of Google's previous parent company, Alphabet. In addition to backing the "flying vehicle" firms Kitty Hawk and Opener, he is a founder investor in the space exploration company Planetary Resources.

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