About seven and a half billion people live on planet Earth. Despite this, a small percentage of all inhabitants can boast that he is known throughout the planet. The activity of this privileged group determines all events and everything that happens in the world.
The person who opens the list of the most influential people in the world, and at the same time the youngest representative, is the founder of the social network Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg. Now Mark is 32 years old, almost twice as old as all the other contenders in this rating. This year, the young billionaire managed, made a crazy career jump – he jumped from the end of the second ten of the Forbes rating to the first. His current fortune is more than 50 billion dollars. This is taking into account the fact that the Zuckerbergs constantly donate funds to charity. So, Mark and his wife Priscilla Chan previously promised an investment of $ 3 billion for a good deed – the fight and complete eradication of all diseases on the planet by the end of the 21st century.
Ninth place was taken by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. And every year the popularity of a politician is growing, especially among Indians. At the same time, the attitude of citizens towards politics has not changed even after the difficult and unexpected monetary reform, which was organized in connection with the anti-corruption course. The Prime Minister issued a decree last fall to annul Indian national currency banknotes of the highest denomination.
The next place on the list is Larry Page - this gentleman is one of the developers of the most popular Google search engine. A year ago, the company went through a process of reorganization. At the moment, Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Corporation, and Larry Page is the chairman of the board.
A higher position in this top is occupied by a much more popular and popular character in the world media - Billy Gates. This is a man whose fortune reaches more than 80 billion dollars, in other words, "money chickens do not peck." Billy's very symbolic idea is to build a real chicken coop in one of the New York skyscrapers. A logical question may arise - "why"? The thing is that the billionaire is very fond of chickens in any form, he believes that thanks to such poultry, many peoples of Africa will be able to get rid of poverty.
Janet Yellen was almost in the middle of the list. This is the chief economist of the United States, as well as the head of the Federal Reserve System of America. Janet carefully monitors the work of all banking and financial institutions. It is also curious that Mrs. Yellen has a huge popularity among Americans. And they love and respect her for her simplicity, intelligence, openness, as well as her ability to express her thoughts clearly and understandably.
In fifth place in the ranking of the most influential people on a global scale is the only representative of the sphere of religion - the current head of the Vatican. And this is the most mature representative of the rating. Pope Francis turned 80 last year! However, despite his rather advanced age, the pontiff radiates strength, vital energy, which is more than enough to inspire and inspire his many parishioners to do good and good deeds, as well as to lead a righteous life.
The fourth place was taken by Xi Jinping, the President of the People's Republic of China. In 2012, immediately after his election as head of state, the politician embarked on reforms aimed at a tough and uncompromising fight against corruption. He is extremely popular among his people. And first of all, this is due to the openness of the politician. For example, there was a case when the press published a report about an ordinary working day from the life of Xi Jinping. Nothing like this has ever happened before in China!
3 Angela Merkel
Absolutely unexpectedly, the top three leaders are opened by Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany. For all its ambiguity, this is a very bright figure in the modern political arena. Despite the significant disappointments of German citizens, according to Forbes, Merkel is the last liberal politician who can give a tough rebuff to the progressive influence of the Russian Federation in the West. Last year, 2023, the German chancellor faced a huge number of problems: she had to clean up the results of Brexit and the growing unrest in the European Union, to deal with the crowds of migrants who flooded into Germany. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for 2023, the result of which will make it clear whether the Germans still show confidence in the decisions of Angela, as well as in the party she leads.
The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, took a well-deserved second place. This is the first time that a billionaire has become president of an overseas superpower. According to research findings, America's middle and upper class, who value liberalism so much, feel some embarrassment for their country's leader. Most of the claims are not about Trump himself, but about his family - his wife and children. However, he himself often appears at the epicenter of discussions!
It probably doesn't surprise anyone that topping the Forbes list of the top 10 most influential people in the world in 2023, the most powerful person on the planet in 2023, is Russian President Vladimir Putin. If you believe the rumors, the head of Russia is capable of anything: he can both influence the course of hostilities in Syria and organize "sabotage" in the United States! No wonder they say that Donald Trump is a secret agent of the Kremlin. And then information suddenly comes up that, on the “order” of Vladimir Putin, Russian hackers invaded the process of choosing a new head of the White House... Naturally, both Putin and Trump completely deny any political intrigues against each other, but who will believe them!