Most Powerful People in the world

The Top 20 most Powerful People in the world

Larry Page Founder Google
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10. Larry Page (Founder Google)

Lawrence “Larry” Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. Page is the inventor of PageRank, a well-known search ranking algorithm for Google. Page received the Marconi Prize in 2004 with Brin.

Narendra Modi Indian Prime Minister
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9. Narendra Modi (Indian Prime Minister)

Narendra Modi  is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Ministerof Gujarat from 2001 to 2014, and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi. Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation.

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud Crown Prince Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman and Vladimir Putin, CROPPED, CC BY 4.0

8. Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud , colloquially known as MbS, is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He has been described as the power behind the throne of his father, King Salman. He was appointed crown prince in June 2017 following King Salman’s decision to remove Muhammad bin Nayef from all positions, making Mohammed bin Salman heir presumptive to the throne.

Bill Gates Founder Microsoft
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7. Bill Gates (Founder Microsoft)

Bill Gates is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and programmer. He is best known as the principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.

Pope Francis Head of Catholic Church
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6. Pope Francis (Head of the Catholic Church)

Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, the first to visit and hold papal mass in the Arabian Peninsula, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

Jeff Bezos CEO Founder Amazon
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5. Jeff Bezos (CEO and Founder of Amazon)

Jeffrey “Jeff” Bezos  is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon. Bezos added to his business interests when he founded aerospace company Blue Origin in 2000. A Blue Origin test flight successfully first reached space in 2015, and Blue has plans to begin commercial suborbital human spaceflight in 2019. He purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for US$250 million in cash.

Angela Merkel Chancellor Germany
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4. Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany)

Angela Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and by many commentators as the leader of the Free World.