10 Extremely Powerful People Of The World

Narendra Damodardas Modi

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Narendra Damodardas Modi

There are billions of people in the world but among all of them these 10 are the Important ones.  They are the most powerful people of the world who are featured on Forbes, which is an annual book listing the heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who truly run the world.

1. Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office and the first president born outside the continental United States.

Barack Hussein Obama

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2. Angela Merkel

Angela Dorothea Merkel (born 17 July 1954) is a German states woman and former research scientist. Merkel has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005, and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000.

Angela Merkel

Armin Linnartz /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Angela Merkel

3. Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who is the current President of the Russian Federation, holding the office since 7 May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the United Russia Party, the ruling party.

4. Bill Gates

William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company.

5. Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI (born on 16 April 1927) served as Pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013. He was elected pope on 19 April 2005, was inaugurated on 24 April 2005 and resigned from the office on 28 February 2013. Benedict’s election occurred in a papal conclave following the death of Pope John Paul II.

Pope Benedict XVI

Dnalor 01 /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Pope Benedict XVI

6. Ben Bernanke

Ben Shalom Bernanke (born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, from 2006 to 2014.

Ben Bernanke

Dnalor 01 /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Ben Bernanke

7. Narendra Damodardas Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. He led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha, for the first time since 1984 general elections.

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi /CC BY-SA 2.0 | Narendra Modi

8. Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi OMRI (born 3 September 1947) is an Italian economist, manager and banker who succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as the President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011.

9. Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping (born 15 June 1953) is a Chinese politician who currently serves as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People’s Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission.

10. David Cameron

David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 2010 to July 2016. He served as the Leader of the Conservative Party from December 2005 to July 2016, and was Member of Parliament for Witney from June 2001 to September 2016. Cameron identifies as a One-Nation Conservative, and has been associated with both economically liberal and socially liberal policies.

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