Most Powerful People Who Run The World

Most Powerful People Who Run The World

There are nearly 7.5 billion people on the
planet, and a small handful are way more powerful than the so-called average Joe. That power can be in the form of wealth, political
influence, or sometimes both. Who are the wealthiest and most influential
of them all? Here’s our breakdown, in this episode of
the Infographics Show: Top 13 Most Powerful People In The World 2018. 13. Mark Zuckerberg – The founder and CEO of Facebook,
Zuckerberg has seen his net worth soar as the social network’s stock price has gone
through the roof, rising more than 400% over the last 6 years. Zuckerberg owns 17% of Facebook, making his
net worth $76.9 billion as of June this year. Since 2010, Time magazine has named him among
the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the
Year award. Zuckerberg is also paving his way as a well-known
philanthropist, and he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have pledged to give away 99% of their
Facebook stake during their lifetimes. He’s powerful and still young, so no doubt
we’ll see him climb this list as the years go by. 12. Emmanuel Macron – Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric
Macron is a French politician serving as President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra
since May 14th, 2017. Macron holds the top seat in Europe’s third
largest economy, and in an interview with Forbes in April, Macron announced he intends
wipe out the 30 percent tax on people who try to take their money out of France. A decision that saw him come under fire from
France’s third richest man, and the world’s 25th, François Pinault, 81, who issued stern
words of warning to President Emmanuel Macron when he was quoted in British newspaper The
Guardian as saying: “He doesn’t understand the poor. I’m afraid that he is leading France towards
a system that forgets its least well-off.” But Macron continues to hold his position
as one of the most powerful people in Europe and the world. 11. Jerome H. Powell – The ex-Carlyle Group
partner became the world’s top central banker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, in February
2018, after being nominated by President Trump. Powell earned a degree in politics from Princeton
University in 1975 and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979,
before moving into investment banking in 1984. Then in 1992, Powell entered the political
arena when he served as Undersecretary of the Treasury under President George H.W. Bush. Holding the position of Chairman of the Federal
Reserve means he has the keys to the world’s largest economy, and he runs the printing
presses for the US reserve currency. Basically, he’s so powerful, he can literally
print new dollar bills. 10. Larry Page – We all know Google, well Lawrence
Edward Page is an American computer scientist and an Internet entrepreneur who co-founded
Google with Sergey Brin. He is now the CEO of Alphabet, a business
with more than 80,000 staff, and the parent company of Google, healthcare division Calico,
smart home appliance division Nest, and more. Page co-founded Google in 1998 and was Google’s
first CEO- today he is worth $53 billion. That’s a lot of cash! But apart from all the money, his company
has access to vast amounts of the world’s data that it inputs into searches, emails,
the cloud, phones, and handhelds. 9. Narendra Modi – There are 1.3 billion people
in India, making it the second most populous country on earth after China, and since 2014,
Narendra Modi governs those masses as India’s prime minister. India possesses the world’s fifth strongest
military and seventh largest economy, with a GDP of $2.3 trillion. Modi told Time magazine in May 2015, “If you
were to ask me to choose between democratic values and wealth, power, prosperity, and
fame, I will very easily and without any doubt choose democratic values.” And he seems to be living by those views when,
in 2016, he announced plans to eliminate India’s two largest banknotes in a bid to reduce money
laundering and corruption. 8. Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud – His father remains
king of Saudi Arabia, but the crown prince has consolidated power beyond any doubt and
taken control of the country. CNBC reported in February this year that Saudi
Aramco, the world’s largest energy company, and Alphabet, who we mentioned is run by Larry
Page, co-owner of Google, have entered into discussions to create a technology hub in
Saudi Arabia. This demonstrates that Saudi Crown Prince
Muhammad bin Salman is not only the most powerful man in Saudi Arabia, but is now the most powerful
man in the entire Middle East. That’s quite a title to hold at only 32
years old! And back in November 2017, Al Saud led an
anti-corruption campaign that caused many prominent Saudis to be arrested and forced
to turn over their fortunes. As a result, ten Saudi billionaires were dropped
from Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires. 7. Bill Gates – Worth just over $92 billion,
Gates doesn’t need much of an introduction. He founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen,
and it went on to become the world’s largest PC software company. Gates led the company as chief executive officer
until stepping down in January 2000. But life didn’t end there, and he has gone
on to become one of the world’s best known philanthropists, when he and his wife Melinda
set up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation. The foundation works to save lives and improve
global health, and is working with Rotary International to eliminate polio. Bill Gates holds the record for the highest
amount given to charity at $35 billion, and he has given away or sold much of his stake
in Microsoft. Today he owns just over 1% of shares. 6. Pope Francis – Pope Francis is the spiritual
leader to more than one-sixth of the world’s population, 1.3 billion people. The same number as the population of India. Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis is
the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, and the first pope from the Americas. He has been one of the most popular and proactive
popes, making it his personal mission to transform the conservative image of the Catholic Church. Some of the changes he has implemented include
giving priests the power to forgive women who undergo abortions; pushing the agenda
for climate change reform; and better treatment of refugees. And not long after taking the job, he was
named Time magazine’s 2013 Person of the Year “for pulling the papacy out of the palace
and into the streets”. 5. Jeff Bezos – Have you ever ordered a product
from Amazon? Most likely so…well Amazon’s CEO is the
first person to top $100 billion as number one on the Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires. He founded Amazon in a garage in Seattle in
1994 and in February this year, Amazon’s market value rose above $685 billion, making it worth
more than Microsoft for the first time ever. Bezos owns 16% of the e-commerce giant, and
his total net worth is $140 billion. Bezos’ other passion is space travel, and
in 2000 he founded aerospace company, Blue Origin. He has set a goal to reach the moon by 2023,
with a view of preparing the moon for the eventual permanent settlement of humans. The company has also been testing reusable
space rockets, with a view of offering space tourism in the near future. 4. Angela Merkel – Merkel has been the rock
of Europe for sometime now, and she is sometimes referred to as the continent’s de-facto
leader. At the time the global economic crisis hit,
and most other European leaders were finished off, Merkel fended off a long-term recession
in Germany by introducing economic stimulus packages and shortening working hours, whereby
workers worked less but had their earnings topped up by the government rather than business. The result was that the German economy flourished. The next 12 months will determine how long
Merkel can remain as the powerhouse of Europe, with the uncertainty of Brexit on the horizon
and the growing anti-immigrant sentiment in the region. 3. Donald Trump – Billionaire businessman,
TV entertainer and now President of The United States, Donald Trump owns buildings, golf
courses, and a winery, and has licensed his name to companies around the world. He got his start working for his father, Fred,
who developed low-cost housing in New York. He’s been a controversial leader and the
first President to be as active on Twitter as he is in the traditional press. Trump made history this year when he met with
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12, 2018. It was the first summit meeting between the
leaders of the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Following the meeting, President Trump Tweeted,
“Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took
office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North
Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting
and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!” 2. Vladimir Putin – Voted the world’s most powerful
person four times between 2013 and 2016, Russia’s president continues to exert his country’s
influence around the world. Putin has created what he calls a vertical
of power- something very different to anything we see in other great nations. In the words of Russian chess grandmaster
Garri Kasparov, the entire structure of Russian political power rests on one man, and Putin
has continued to spread his influence since President Trump entered the political stage. There has been an ongoing FBI investigation
to determine whether Trump’s election campaign had a relationship with high-ranking Russian
officials, and Facebook admitted that 126 million Americans saw political ads purchased
by Russian organizations. Putin’s international influence stems largely
from Europe’s dependence on Russian oil and gas; state-owned Gazprom is one of EU’s largest
suppliers. He’s not number one, but he doesn’t appear
to be slowing down anytime soon. 1. Xi Jinping – Top of the list is the leader
of the world’s most populated country and second largest economy, China. The man responsible for running China has
become China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong. “Xi heads all the main institutional centers
of power, from the military, to the presidency. Wherever one looks, Xi seems to be at the
center in modern China,” said Kerry Brown, professor of Chinese studies at King’s College
in London. His wide-reaching anti-corruption campaign
has seen a purge of allegedly corrupt party officials that has solidified his power. A strategy that has been met with some criticism
in political circles, but has been widely popular amongst the ordinary Chinese population. He is credited with the slogan Chinese Dream
– a set of personal and national ideals for the advancement of Chinese society. So, that’s our list of the top 13 most powerful
people in the world. Is there anyone else you think should have
made the list who we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments! Also be sure to check out our other video
called, Is Vladimir Putin the Richest Man Alive? Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!

100 thoughts on “Most Powerful People Who Run The World

  1. Why is the Popes networth undisclosed? He should be rich anyway Jesus wasn’t and is or supposed to be his idol …hmm

  2. It doesn't matter how rich you are because we all die. Because are bellies can only eat so much. Because happiness is a state of mind. And let's not forget that nature goes on forever for everyone and everything to return as everyone and everything an infinite number of times.😢 😢 😢 😢. . .

  3. Winnie the Pooh, I mean, Xi Jinping – and continuous harassment of West Philippine Sea and Indonesia disregarding the 200 nautical mile zone by the 1982 agreement also known as UNCLOS or United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
    He may be powerful, but a powerful bully at that!

  4. Money .
    Money can buy almost anything .
    Even the truth
    People that have money are only powerful because of money but take that money away from them and they have less power than ur cellphone battery on 1% .
    In a fight with a pauper
    they would get knocked the fk out 30 seconds into the first round .

  5. lol. Zuckerberg has a video where he is wearing a sweater with the freemason symbol on the inside. hes definitely a front man

  6. The Bush Family
    The Rockefeller Family
    The Rotschild Family
    The Morgan Family
    The DuPont Family
    They rule the world.

  7. The list is a joke,the most powerful people in the world are lord Jacob Rothschild,sir Evelyn Rothschild and David de Rothschild. They own every reserve bank in the world apart from North Korea,Syria Cuba and every country is seriously indebted to them. Researches has their wealth estimated to be almost 80% of the entire worlds wealth

  8. You people are really naive if you believe all those people except maybe Russia and China have any power that actually belongs to them. These famous billionaires and world leaders are just puppets on strings to the real families that run the show from the shadows spinning trillions of dollars like it's a game. The ones that control most of the media that you consume every day also answer to them.

  9. RiP Best Narrator for The Infographics Show
    (He didn't die but I feel sad since he got replaced with a generic BRIGHT SIDE sounding) narrator

  10. Let the name of Jesus be glorified above the nations.

    Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords.

    He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through him.

  11. Note that net worth does not mean cash rich. It would be very irresponsible for a billionaire to ave dozens of billions in USD in the bank because after a certain point of wealth, banks start to complicate things. If bill gates had $100 billion in a bank at even .05% interest, itll literally inflate the US dollar over time. Their money is split up into many tings like the stock market, real estate, or possibly precious metals. Donald Trump is famously cash poor for what we would consider a "billionaire" and that doesn't matter. After a certain point of wealth, it becomes less about your money and more about power and influence, meaning WHERE your money is being put to use. Literally nobody has dozens of billions of USD because its backed by nothing except faith in the government.

  12. Vladimir Putin is Richer then everyone s money combined from the list … He owns frikin russia , maaaany oil companies and economies of many countries … He a tsar of russia but in a democratic gov
    Edit: His wealth isn t entirely known sooooo

  13. U forgot ambanis and tatas who are the most influential in india and outside ..they are very powerful …u forgot elon musk too

  14. kim jong-un is the most powerful person on earth. he controls the most resources the most people and the most powerful weapons. conclusion hes on top of the list.

  15. xi xinping is more powerful than vladimir putin!!! you kiding right. putin is the master of politics and espionage. He has a well experienced army, the best spy networks, more personal wealth even though unofficially and better connections than xi xinping. he even annexed crimea without blood shed. i just can't see where xi xinping has the upper hand.

  16. That is why time are made to end all living things..wealth and power change hand and a person don't share the same interm of inner core values.

    Let us live as a specie not nations

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