If you are sure that you live modestly, do not own a business, do not engage in politics, because the affairs of the powerful do not concern you - you are mistaken. There are always those on whom the world is directly or indirectly dependent. We will talk about them - the most influential people of our time. The regular lists with them are made up by the Times and Forbes - perhaps the most authoritative publication of the United States. We will look only at the “top” and talk about the TOP-10 of the current list.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of IndiaOne of the few political leaders in India who enjoys the great support of the people. A vivid confirmation of this is his re-election for a fourth term in a row. Nevertheless, both in the country and abroad, many consider him a controversial person. On the one hand, this is a charismatic “slumdog millionaire”, laureate of UN and UNESCO prizes, and on the other, one of the indirect perpetrators of the result of inter-religious clashes in Gujarat among Indian Muslims (then more than a thousand people died).
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook HeadThe youngest influential person on this list was born in 1984 and has since managed to become the owner of one of the most expensive companies and the largest social network. The story of the latter began with a modest website for Harvard students, and grew to the level of one of the five most visited online sites in the world. Mark Zuckerberg - record holder in many respects. For example, he managed to become the youngest billionaire in history and one of the richest Americans. Like Bill Gates, he donates the lion's share of the fortune to charity - that's how he is going to dispose of 99% of Facebook shares.
Larry Page, co-founder of GoogleThe world's largest search engine would never have appeared if it were not for the joint efforts of Larry Page and Sergey Brin. At the same time, Page is the 12th in the list of the richest people in the world and the owner of the prestigious Marconi Prize. A colleague, Omid Kordestani, calls Larry "an idealist who aims to change the world through the lens of technology."
Bill Gates, creator of Microsoft and philanthropistThis is one of those people, thanks to which computers became compact, human (in terms of mastering) and affordable. For several years in a row, he headed the ranking of the richest people in the world, and today, moving away from business, has focused on the development of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic ChurchHis name is Jorge Mario Bergollo and he is the 266th Pope. Over the past 1200 years, he became the first non-European immigrant (born in Buenos Aires) to occupy this honorary chair. Despite the fact that in many Western countries the state is separated from religion, the Catholic faith continues to play an important role in the lives of ordinary people, and politicians and businessmen listen to the opinion of the head of the church.Pope Francis himself is a modest man with firm principles. In 2013, in the year of election, Time magazine called him “Man of the Year.”
Janet Yellen, Head of the US Federal ReserveShe has headed the US Federal Reserve System since 2014 and is the first woman in this post. To understand the importance of this government unit, you need to know that it performs the function of the country's central bank. Jannet Yellen is not the only one in the family who has been awarded a high rank: her husband is a Nobel Prize in economics, and she herself has a Ph.D. degree.
Xi Jinping, PRC ChairmanIt is difficult to underestimate the influence of China on the world economy, so it is not surprising that the leader of this country was included in the list of the most influential people. Xi Jinping distinguishes among other political figures a principled position on corruption, as well as openness to reform. For the first time, he was among the 100 most influential people in the world (according to Forbes rating) back in 2009.
Angela Merkel, German ChancellorA woman with a strong grip and the same exposure. Angela Merkel became the first woman in Germany who managed to take such a significant post, for which she managed to get the unofficial title of the “new iron lady”. Today, it actually controls the work of the European Union and actively participates in resolving external conflicts outside the country.
Donald Trump, President of the United StatesDonald Trump was able to take the presidency relatively recently, but even before this event he was well known in the world for his political and commercial activities. A versatile person, he is engaged not only in business (he is the president of a construction conglomerate, the owner of a network of gambling establishments and hotel complexes), but also worked as a TV presenter, regularly appeared in iconic movies.
Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian FederationThe record holder of the rating of the most influential people in the world - Vladimir Putin headed it four times in a row. Apparently, every year the influence on world politics is only increasing. In Forbes, they write that "Putin continues to get what he wants."
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