There are over 7.4 billion people living on our planet. A few of them are so powerful that they can make a serious difference. Their actions mean the most. This list of top 10 most powerful people is based on the following set of conditions:
- Power over a huge number of people. (Strength of following)
- Financial superiority (Vastness of their financial sphere). Please note that financial power is not limited to personal assets alone. This can also be the power at an individual’s disposal.
- Power in multiple spheres.
- Whether the individual actively uses his/her power.
Note: This list is based on the Forbes magazine’s assessment of powerful people in 2016. It shouldn’t be taken as definitive, it’s rather the start of a conversation. So, if you have anything else in your mind, feel free to share in the comments.
#1. Vladimir Putin
#2. Donald J. Trump
#3. Angela Merkel
#4. Xi Jinping
#5. Pope Francis
#6. Janet Yellen
#7. Bill Gates
#8. Larry Page
#9. Narendra Modi