How can “being powerful” be defined? Basically power in the simplest terms can be defined as the potential or the capability of doing things. Now you can do things that causes benefits to others or things for your own benefits. Also; the noble thing is that you do something that doesn’t cause harm to anybody directly or indirectly. But that’s just the uses of power. No one can deny that he has never been interested in knowing who the most powerful people on earth are?
Someone very aptly said “Winners never do anything different, they do same thing in a different way”. Now there are people in the world who have power in their hands to affect lives of millions others. Now this article is based on such 10 most powerful people in the world. There are billionaires, philanthropists, politicians etc in the list.
10 David Cameron
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David William Donald Cameron is currently the Prime Minister of United Kingdom since 2010. This 48 year old politician has been the leader of the conservative party since 2005 and is son of Late Ian Broker who was a Stock Broker by profession. A cyclist by hobby; David was once photographed going by bicycle to work in 2006 while his belongings were carried in his car by driver. The noteworthy thing about this politician is that he is an alumnus of Oxford University.
9 Larry Page and Sergei Bin
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A high percentage of people today are dependent on Google somehow to carry on with their day to day work. So these two computer scientists from America are responsible for bringing this technological boon (Google) to the modern world. Both of these technical jewels are 42 year old and are the uncrowned emperors of the online world. Operating in more than 40 countries of the world with about 55,600 employees; their venture is one of the biggest success stories of the 21st century.
8 Mario Draghi
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This 68 year old man is the President of the European Central Bank. He has been on this position since 1st of November 2011. This man is of the Italian Origin and before joining as the President in ECB; he was the Governor of Bank of Italy. He has also been ranked as world’s second greatest leader by fortune magazine in 2015. This economist has graduated from La Sapienza University and served as a Professor in University of Florence for almost 15 years. Mario was born in Rome and his story of being what he is at the ECB is full of twists and turns. One can easily imagine how much power will be in the hands of the president of one of the most reputed central banks in the world.
7 Bill Gates
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If one has ever been a little bit curious about either most influential or wealthiest people n the world; there is no chance that he will be unaware of this name. Describing him in a single word will be almost impossible; but still we can say that above all he is a visionary. William Henry Bill Gates has several traits for his personality; he is best known for his generous nature as a philanthropist. This 59 year old Business Magnate is the Wealthiest and the world’s richest person. His donating initiatives are carried under Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which was started in the year of 2000. A college dropout from Harvard University; this man’s success is not in any way less that a fairy tale. In My Opinion he is Most Powerful People of 20th century to Invent Microsoft.
6 Janet Yellen
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At the age most people have tasted the fruit of retirement; Janet is the proud woman with a title of Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Chair is gender neutral for Chairman). This 69 year old woman is the first woman to hold this position. Graduated from Brown University in Economics; but her thirst for knowledge wasn’t quenched as she received her PhD. in Economics from Yale University. In 2015; Janet received an honorary Doctor of Social Science from Yale University. Taking a look back at her career; doesn’t seem like it is all that she was destined to achieve.
5 Angela Merkel
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Often recognized as “Iron Lady” and compared with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; this 61 year old Chancellor of Germany has found a place in this list since 2012. While she secured fifth position in the list in year 2013 and 2014; her second position in the list of 2012 is the highest till date ever occupied by a woman. Having a firm position as Chancellor since 2005 has received numerous awards in various countries from time to time. Angela who has a famous Merkel-Raute trademark position is stern about her views and decisions.
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Christianity is the highest followed religion in the world with a population of about 2.4 billion adherents; which is almost one third of the world’s population. Out of this; about 1.9 billion people count as the adherents of Catholic Church and Francis is the representative of this huge population. This 78 year old Pope’s Papacy began in the year 2013. Pope Francis Most Powerful People as Priest while preaching good things to the world has also played a key role in carrying out various international diplomatic negotiations.
3 Xi Jinping
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This 62 year old man holds most esteemed positions in Most Powerful People in China. He is the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the same time is also the President of the People’s Republic of China. With the power of a country which is known for its latest technologies and strength; this man’s power can be felt in every corner of the world. His anti corruption campaign with “eight point guide” to expel corrupt members from every section of the party shows his determination.
2 Barack Obama
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54 year old Barack Hussain Obama is the first African American to be the President of United States and is one the position since 2009 but Now held second position in Most Powerful People of World. Obama is a Democrat and comes from the esteemed background of Harvard University. While his policies on same sex marriages and about LGBT community may make some people to frown upon him; his policies for gun control are praised on the national and international level.
1 Vladimir Putin
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This 62 year old man is Most Powerful People Currently Who born in the Saint Petersburg (Leningrad at that time) part of Russia and is presently the president of Russia since 2012. Earlier also Putin has hold the presidency from year 2000 to 2008 and has been the Prime Minister of Russia from 2008 to 2012 and earlier from 1999 to 2000. Putin has also served in the World War II in the destructive battalion of the NKVD. He served military for more than 15 years and is a beloved national hero. His position grew stronger after giving asylum to Edward Snowden and the time when Russia stopped US from attacking Syria.
So these are the 10 most powerful people who have been destined carry over the burden of power on their shoulders. As one must know that power never comes alone; it is always accompanied by responsibilities and duties. And for those who think that their power is to be enjoyed by them have no clue how many sleepless nights these powerful people have to witness due to these kind of responsibilities and power in their hands.