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09 Most Powerful People of 2017

09 Most Powerful People of 2017

To achieve the rank of powerful amongst so many other people is an honor; and to achieve that one must have an influence of other great people. The politicians who actions have had significant impacts. Vladimir Putin emerged position one as his rating continues to rise. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has found his way in the most popular persons. His reforms have transformed India in the two years he’s been in power.

#9 Mark Zuckerberg: Age 32

Mark Zuckerberg

Cofounder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook

Net Worth $50 billion (acc. to the last statistics i.e. Dec 2016)

The Facebook CEO has seen his net worth soar as the social network’s stock price has skyrocketed.

A Harvard dropout, he founded Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19.

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have pledged to give away 99% of their Facebook stake over their lifetimes.

 

#08 Lary Page: Age 43

Lary Page

He is computer scientist, internet entrepreneur. Known for co-founder of Google Inc., CEO of Alphabet Inc., and PageRank. Net worth: $36.9 billion (Dec 2016).

#07 Bill Gates: Age 61

Bill Gates

Cofounder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft Corporation. Net worth $63.6 billion. Citizenship US.

#06 Janet Yellen: Age 70

Janet Yellen

Chair, Federal Reserve, United States. Beginning her tenure in 2014, she has hiked rates just twice, including a tweak in December 2016. Yellen instead asserts her power by way of plain sentences and easy logic, making it easy to forget that the Yale- and Brown-educated economist is perhaps the world’s top market-mover. As the first female Fed chair, she holds unmatched influence over American monetary policy.

#05 Pope Francis: Age 80

Pope Francis

Bishop of Rome, Roman Catholic Church. Citizenship is of Vatican City State. In November 2016 he gave priests the power to forgive women who undergo abortions, and has continued to push for climate change reform, better management of the global refugee crisis and greater attention to persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East. Also in November, he affirmed a historical ban on female clergy members, despite pressure from progressive Catholics.

#04 Xi Jinping: Age 63

Xi Jinping

President of the People’s Republic of China. Xi Jinping is more powerful than ever after being elevated to a Communist Party “core” leader in 2016, an honor previously bestowed upon Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. He has a surprisingly assertive public profile, even allowing the state media to publish a day-in-the-life account of his workday.

#03 Angela Merkel: Age 62

Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany. As populist, right-wing political movements spring up around the world, many have labeled Germany’s Chancellor as the last bastion of Western liberal power. Merkel, who faces a challenging reelection bid in 2017, has been tasked with maintaining a united European front in the wake of Brexit, balancing growing Russian influence on the continent and managing more than 1 million migrants who have entered Germany in recent years. She guided her country through a recession with stimulus packages and subsidies for companies that cut hours for workers, and Germany entered 2016 with a budget surplus of 12.1 billion euros ($13.1 billion) and an AAA rating from credit rating agencies. She has also used her power against ISIS, breaking the post-Nazi-era taboo of direct involvement in military actions by sending arms to Kurdish fighters.

#02 Donald Trump: Age 70

Donald Trump

President-elect, United States

REAL TIME NET WORTH — $3.5 B

Donald Trump became the first billionaire president in U.S. history in January 2017, but the business that made him rich remains intact. Today his sons Eric and Donald Jr. run the day-to-day operations.

#01 Vladimir Putin: Age 64

Vladimir Putin

President of Russia. The world’s most powerful person for four years running, Russia’s president has exerted his country’s influence in nearly every corner of the globe; from the motherland to Syria to the U.S. presidential elections, Putin continues to get what he wants.

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