You must have tremendous influence amongst the people to become powerful. In 2020 Forbes released a list of the world's influential individuals. Popularity of President Obama has started to fall, he was nowhere to be found in the top ten.
Now, according to Forbes, here's the list of the most powerful people by 2020.
Now, here is the list of the most influential people in 2020 according to Forbes.
1. Vladimir Putin
This is the man who gets away with impunity and does what he wants. Forbes ranking him 1st. Aged 63, Vladimir Putin is Russian Federation's incumbent President. Since 2012 Putin has presided. He was the prime minister between 1999 and 2000, before that. From 2008 until 2012, he later became prime minister again. He was ruling party leader, Unified Russia as prime minister from 2008.
In 1991, in his home Saint Petersburg, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel to join in politics. He moved to Moscow in 1996, to join President Boris Yeltsin 's administration. He rapidly managed to climb through the ranks to become the acting president in 1999. Putin won the election the next year defeating Gennady Zyuganov. With 72 per cent of the votes he won again in 2004.
2. Donald J. Trump
Donald Trump was born in Queens , New York in 1946, he is a self-proclaimed real estate mogul and the 45th President of the United States. He was born into one of the wealthiest families of the time, and from an early age he started working with his father in the real estate industry. He learned so much from his father about the real estate world and later entered the Manhattan real estate industry.
Trump is known for his "dare devil" mentality and his desire to succeed no matter what the cost he began. This has seen him buy various properties around the globe and convert them into the most elegant properties on the market. He's had his downturns yes because of economic and political shifts, but that never prevented him from saving and making more money.
3. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel ranked 2nd on Forbes. She is the woman with the most supremacy in the 2020 world. Angela was originally born in 1954. She is Germany's sitting chancellor, a position which she has held since 2005. Since 2000 Merkel is the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). She received a PhD in Physical Chemistry.
Merkel had entered politics after the 1989 revolutions. Also won the 2013 election by a landslide, having 41.5% of the votes cast.
Merkel became the 2nd woman to become European Council president in 2007. She was also G8 chairperson. In addition, Merkel had played a crucial role in the Libson Treaty negotiations. In top of that, the Berlin Declaration. She has provided single-handed solutions to the issues her constituents face. Merkel had succeeded in bringing her country through a recession.
She provided credit facilities for those companies cutting hours for employees. She also convinced Greece and Spain to consider Germans’ fiscal and legal logic. Germany ushered 2020 with a budget surplus of 12.1 billion Euros. Recently, she opened the German borders. That would allow over 1 million immigrants from Syria and other Muslim nations. This humanitarian act has earned her accolades.
4. Pope Francis
He was born in Argentina, in 1936. He was called Jorge Mario Bergoglio by his parents though. His is The Roman Catholic Church 's new Papa. In 2013 he became the 266th Pope, and America's first. After his resignation as pope Pope Francis succeeded Benedict XVI. Pope is Romanesque Bishop and Vatican City Sovereign. From 1973 to 1979 he served as Superior Provincial of the Society of Jesus in Argentina.
In 2001, John Paul II ordained him as a cardinal. He attended US Congress to tackle climate change and immigration issues. He also discussed the fate of suffering Christians and non-Christians in the Middle East. He has also held Philadelphia prisoners. He also went to console the victims of sacerdotal sexual abuse. He is compassionate and full of compassion for the needy. He is also fighting for human rights , especially the women's rights.
5. Xi Jinping
Born in 1953, Beijing, China, Jinping is the incumbent president of China. He is also the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. He also chairs the Central Military Commission. Xi is an ex-officio member of the Politburo Standing Committee. The committee is a top decision-making body in China. Xi also chairs the newly formed National Security Commission. He is also the chair of other steering committees on economic and social reforms. Further, he is the chair in commissions for military reforms and the internet.
From 1999 to 2002, Xi served as Governor of Fujian. Between 2002 and 2007, he served both as the Party Committee Secretary. At the same time, he was the Governor of Zhejiang. Xi has led an anti-corruption campaign. The campaigns resulted in the arrest of Xu Caihou, and Zhou YongKang. He is a paramount leader and has become one of the most influential Chinese Rulers. Xi has changed the thinking of the conservative Chinese through reforms. Additionally, he is bold enough to allow the media to capture some of his daily activities. During his leadership, China has investments in almost all part of the world. His meeting with the US and UK leaders led to business deals worth $46 billion.
6. Bill Gates
Bill Gates has featured in the Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the world since 1987. Bill is among the currently richest People in the world with a net worth of 78.3 billion dollars
Bill was born in 1955 in Seattle , Washington, USA, a self-made billionaire. He is a business magnate, philanthropist, investor, programmer, and entrepreneur. He jointly co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975. Earlier the Microsoft OS became the world's largest PC device. Gates has worked at Microsoft as President, CEO and chief architect of software. He was the Individual primary shareholder of the company, Later in 2014 he stepped down as chairperson and assumed a new position as technology advisor. He aimed to support the new CEO, Satya Nadella. Other than his 2.5% stake at Microsoft, he has a stake in Deere & Co and Redmond.
He has contributed large amounts of money. In 2000 the Bill & Melinda Foundation was created. Various charitable and scientific institutions have benefited from it. His chicken coops were showcased at the Forbes Philanthropic Summit. The goal was to demonstrate how such a company in society could change the lives of the disadvantaged. He gave a lecture in South Africa, and promised to invest $5 billion in African.
7. Larry Page
Larry Page was born in 1973, and is the CEO of Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google. He was born in California , USA. He is an Internet entrepreneur and a computer scientist. Page is a self-made billion dollar with a net worth of $38.8 billion. He 'd attended Michigan University. She graduated from there with a Degree in Computer Engineering. He also holds a master's degree in Computer science from Stanford University.
In 1998, Larry Page joined Sergey Brin to found Google Inc. He stepped aside as CEO of Eric Schmidt in 2001 but resumed his role as CEO in 2011. Google's web ranking algorithm, PageRank is also behind. In 2004, he won the Marconi Award, too. Apart from Alphabet, Page heads Calico too. Calico is a division of education, and Nest a division of smart home devices. When they are forming the alphabets in 2015, page was the CEO of Goggle.
8. David Cameron
David Cameron has served as United Kingdom Prime Minister since 2010, for six years. He was born in London, England , UK in 1966. He resigned as prime minister in July 2020 after the UK voted to leave the EU after serving for 6 years. He is succeeded by Theresa May. Since 2005 he served as the Conservative Party's leader before he left politics.
After, 23 years he managed to preside over the country’s only conservative majority government. His administration brought changes in welfare, immigration policies, education, and health. Cameron is very popular on Twitter, with over 834,000 followers. He is also fond of selfies with prominent people like Barack Obama.
9. Narendra Modi
Modi was born in 1950 in Gujarat , India and is India's new prime minister. In 2014 he took on the role of prime minister. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Modi is. He has also served as the Gujarat chief minister. His BJP party clinched majority in Lok Sabha in 2014. This was the first time since the 1984 General Elections. Modi has provved during his two years as prime minister, Modi has brought changes in the health and sanitation.
He has improved international relations. He has made visits with President Obama and Xi Jinping. In his first year as PM, India realized a 7.4% GDP growth.
10. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark's net worth was estimated at $63.3 billion and Forbes ranked the 5th richest person in the world.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born in 1984 and is a computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. Born in New York, he is regarded as the co-founder of Facebook, and currently serves as its CEO and Chairman. As of May 2020, Zuckerberg has shown an interest in creativity from an early age, also show an interest in creating games and working with computers, and this saw him creating several social media platforms that would eventually lead to his biggest breakthrough, Facebook.
He launched Facebook when he was still in Harvard University in 2004 through the help of his roommates and friends. As at 2012, the number of Facebook users have grown to one billion, Before Facebook, Zuckerberg had created several other social media platforms, such as Wirehog, Beacon, Platform and Facebook Connect.
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