The prestigious american magazine Forbes publishes its annual list of the most influential people on the planet. China’s President Xi Jinping is heading this year, followed by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and on third place is Donald Trump.
The list includes 75 leaders – one for every 100 million people on Earth.This year there are new 17 people. These include presidents, billionaires, organization leaders, chief executive officers, and a special prosecutor.
The top ten is Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, Pope Francis, Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Saudi crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (first listed) is the eighth, ninth is Indian president Narendra Modi, the 10th co-founder of Google Larry Page.
British Prime Minister Teresa May – 14th.
Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is 17th, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is 31st, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is 33
Ninth place is North Korea’s leader Kim Chen-un, and Turkish President Recep Erdogan is 48th.
At 73st position is the head of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Who are new to the list
Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, the prince of Arabia;
Emmanuel Macron, the new president of France;
Jerome Powell, the new chairman of the US Federal Reserve;
John Flannery, the new president of General Electric;
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission;
Darren Woods, inherited Rex Tillerson as Foxxon’s CEO;
Michel Temer, President of Brazil;
Mun Ji-in, President of South Korea;
Ken Griffin, founder of the Citadel giant fund;
Gen. Kamar Jājude Bayva, Head of the General Staff of the Pakistan Armed Forces;
Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity Investments;
Reid Hastings, Netflix CEO;
Robert Muller, Special Investigation Prosecutor for Russian Interference in the US;
Djoko Waiddo, President of Indonesia;
Gianni Infantino, President of Fifa;