Forbes magazine has released this year’s list of world’s most powerful people and of the 7.5 billion people, the Forbes lists out only one out of 100 million people to be the most influential – making a total of 75 in “The World’s Most Powerful People” list; and Indian PM Modi has made it to top 10.
Every year, Forbes magazine releases the list of world’s most powerful people – picking one from every 100 million to end up with 75 most powerful people of the world. The people who make it to the list can be anyone – from a world leader to a tech guru and a sports personality to an actor – but the ones who are selected, are selected based on one aspect – “whose actions mean the most”. While the top positions are captured by the regulars, there are 17 new entrées this year – including crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud who made it to top 10 and president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino among others.
For the first time, the top position is taken by the President of China, Xi Jin Ping who dethroned Russian President Vladimir Putin on the second place; and the third position is taken by the US President Donald Trump. Making up three top most powerful personalities being men, the fourth position has been secured by German Counsellor Angela Merkel. The most powerful woman in the world this year, is followed in the Forbes list by the richest man in the world – founder of Amazon – Jeff Bezos, taking number five with a net worth of a staggering $112 billion.
Remarkably, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes in a list that has been topped. Ranked at the 9th place, PM Modi is still ahead of other influential personalities like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (ranked 13), United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May (14), Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (15) and Apple CEO Tim Cook (24). Interestingly enough, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi has also been included in the list of most powerful people. Way to go Forbes.