Most Powerful People in the world

The Top 20 most Powerful People in the world

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Carlos Slim Helu Mexican Business Magnate
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20. Carlos Slim Helu (Mexican Business Magnate)

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. He is the richest man in Mexico and Latin America.

Jamie Dimon CEO JPMorgan Chase
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19. Jamie Dimon (CEO JPMorgan Chase & Co.)

Jamie Dimon is an American business executive. He is Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, the largest of the big four American banks, and previously served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Dimon is one of the few bank chief executives to become a billionaire, thanks in part to a US$485 million stake in JPMorgan Chase. 

Mario Draghi President European Central Bank
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18. Mario Draghi (President of the European Central Bank)

Mario Draghi  is an Italian economist serving as the President of the European Central Bank since 2011. He previously served as the Chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2009 to 2011 and Governor of the Bank of Italy from 2005 to 2011.

Ali Hoseini Khamenei Supreme Leader of Iran
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17. Ali Hoseini-Khamenei (Supreme Leader of Iran)

Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei is the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran, in office since 1989. He was previously President of Iran from 1981 to 1989. Today, as Supreme Leader, Khamenei is the head of state of Iran and the commander-in-chief of its armed forces. For this reason, he is considered the most powerful political authority in the country. 

Warren Buffett American Investor
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16. Warren Buffett (American Investor)

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world.

Li Keqiang Premier State Council China
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15. Li Keqiang (Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China)

Li Keqiang is a Chinese politician who is the current Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. He is also the second-ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, the de facto top decision-making body of the country. Li is a major part of the “fifth generation of Chinese leadership” along with General secretary Xi Jinping.

Theresa May British Prime Minister
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14. Theresa May (British Prime Minister)

Theresa Mary May is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2016. She served as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016. May was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead in 1997. Ideologically, she identifies herself as a one-nation conservative. May carried out the Brexit negotiations with the European Union, adhering to the Chequers Agreement, which resulted in the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU. 

Mark Zuckerberg CEO and Founder Facebook
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13. Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and Founder Facebook)

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg  is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer. Originally launched to select college campuses, Facebook expanded rapidly and eventually beyond colleges, reaching one billion users by 2012. Zuckerberg took the company public in May 2012 with majority shares. 

Emmanuel Macron French President
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12. Emmanuel Macron (French President)

Emmanuel Macron is a French politician serving as President of the French Republic and Co-Prince of Andorra since 2017. He previously was Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs from 2014 to 2016.

Jerome Powell Chair Federal Reserve
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11. Jerome Powell (Chair of the Federal Reserve)

Jerome “Jay” Powell is the 16th and current Chair of the Federal Reserve, serving in that office since February 2018. He was nominated to the Fed Chair position by President Donald Trump, and confirmed by the United States Senate. He is the first Chair of the Federal Reserve to not hold a Ph.D. in Economics since 1987.