Forbes has announced their list of the most powerful persons in the world. Chinese President Xi Jinping has, predictably, topped the list. Political Leaders are among the top ten most powerful people in the world. Forbes says the earth has about 7.5 billion inhabitants, and it has tried to identify one out of every 100 million people who have the power to turn the world around. The list includes 75 men and women from all over the world, but let’s look at the top 5 most powerful people according to us.
It’s not just money. And it’s not just people and assets command. No, true power is a powerful combination of money and influence that allows individuals to help shape the world. But, to effect global change, only a select group of people really have the economic and political influence. Political decisions affect millions for good or worse, shake economies, and alter nations.
Webtoplist.org has compiled the following list of the most influential people in the world— state leaders. We considered over 100 of the most influential players in industry, politics, and entertainment to assess the ranking, and measured their influence by using metrics in four major areas: economic power, order, newsworthiness, and effect— a subjective measure that captures how important they are in their respective spheres.