The most powerful world leader was at some point in their lives were unknown or little known. But over time their influence and power have been felt by people around the world.
Many of these leaders are either politicians, entrepreneurs, innovators or just philanthropists. Their hard work and commitment to serve people have continually make them ranked higher come each year.
The ranking has been based on many factors and the ranks change continually. For instance, Barack Obama was most popular in 2016, but today, his fame and power have diminished since he left office.
Here is our list of most powerful world leaders.
1. Donald Trump
Donald Trump is the 45th president in the United States of America. He is the first billionaire to be a president in the USA.’
Donald Trump was born in 1946 and raised in Queen, New York City. He graduated with a bachelor’s in Economics from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Trump was raised by the wealthiest family then. And it was his father who introduces him to the real estate business. However, his journey to the richest person has not been easy. At one point he has been declaring bankrupt due to bad economic and political climate in the United States.
Donald Trump was a philanthropist to the Democrat party till 2010 when he declared his interest in the presidency seat.
He succeeded Barack Obama in 2016 as the first billionaire president in history.
Lost elections to Joe Biden in 2020.
2. Vladimir Putin
President Vladimir Putin is the current of Russia. He was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in the year 1952.
He studied law where he graduated in 1975. He later joins KGB as a foreign intelligence officer till 1991 where he resigned and join politics.
Putin became president between 2000 and 2008 then became prime mister position he held for one year before becoming the president.
He then resumes the president seat from 2012 to date.
With his administration, Russia has had tremendous growth in the economy for continuous eight years.
3. Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping is the incumbent president for the Republic of China. He was born in Beijing China in 1953.
He is the current General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. He is also the chairman of the Central Military of commission.
He is known for his strong reforms in the economic sector in China. China through his administration invested in every part of the year.
He has turn China a middle man economy.
Bill Gates is a self-made American billionaire. He was born in 1955 in Seattle, Washington.
He is 1975 he co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. The software company has become the most successful company in the world and brings great fortunes to Bill Gates.
Bill Gates has been actively running the Microsoft company until 2014 when she step down so that he concentrates on Bill and Melinda Foundation which he founded in 2000 with his wife.
Bill and Melinda Foundation has been investing in research institutions, especially in Africa.
He currently 78$ Billion worth.
5. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel is a well-known woman across the globe because of her great contribution to humanitarian activities in her country.
Angela was born in 1954. She is the sitting Chancellor of Germany, a position she holds since 2005.
Merkel is also the leader Christian Democratic Union since 2000. She was the first woman to be a party leader in Germany.
In 2007, she became the 2nd woman to be a president to the European Union council. She was also the chairman of G8.
Angela Merkel has led her country through major reformation which has included recession. She helps Germany come out of recession. The latest reports of financial data of Germany reveal that Germany had a surplus of 12.1 Billion dollars.
6. Pope Francis
Pope Francis is the current Pope of The Roman Catholic Church. He was born in Argentina in 1936. His official name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
Pope is the Bishop of Roman and the sovereignty of Vatican City.
Pope is the 266th Pope who succeeds Pope Benedict XVI in 2013 who resigned.
Pope Francis has not been short of accusations but all were removed when he resumed office. Pope Francis has been known for his notable efforts towards people living in the Middle East who have been affected by war.
He is also known for his kind heart towards the poor.
7. Moris Johnson
Alexander Boris commonly known as Moris Johnson is the incumbent prime minister for the United Kingdom.
Boris Johnson was born in Newyork in the United States by English parents. He is a well-known journalist and politician full of controversy. Succeeded Theresa may resign after failing to secure a deal for the United Kingdom on what is commonly known as Brexit.
Boris Johnson is the leader of the conservative party since 2019. He was elected to parliament from 2001 to 2008. Served as mayor for London city between 2016 and 2018.
His achievement includes leading the UK out of the European Union with his terms. He is a man full of humor.
8. Mark Zuckerberg
If you ask any young kid about Mark Elliot Zuckerberg. I bet all will tell you he is the man behind Facebook. Indeed, he is the guy who co-founded Facebook; the most known social platform in the world with many users across the globe.
Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in 2004 in the dormitory at Havard University, where he was studying then, with the help of his friends.
After launching he went across campuses to mobilize students to join the platform and since then the platform users kept increasing till today.
He has made fortunes from Facebook. he is currently ranked the 5th richest person on earth with much influence on the young generation.
Mark Elliot has helped many developers by employing in his company and help the old to reconnect with their friends.
Our list end with a guy most young people look up to. A man who has a love for the internet. Perhaps it should remind us that the internet is where money and fortunes are made from.
Our list will keep changing based on the data we get from the public. Keep checking for the latest updates pon the most powerful individuals on the planet.