RANKED: The Most Powerful People In The World, 2018 | CEOWORLD magazine

CEOWORLD magazine has released its ranking of the most powerful people in the world for 2018. Despite the controversy surrounding him, out of the world’s 65 most-powerful individuals, the US President Donald Trump, seized the top spot, primarily because of his control over the world’s largest economic and military power.

Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, was named as the second most powerful person in the world, followed by Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (4th), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (5th), and Jeff Bezos, comes in at number six.

There are only four newcomers on the list of the most powerful people in the world for 2018, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (#14); Imran Khan of Pakistan (Islamic Republic of) at #62; Pedro Sanchez of Spain (#49); and Jerome Powell, the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve at #12.

How We Chosed The 2018 Most Powerful People In The World, 2018?

CEOWORLD magazine’s annual list of the world’s most powerful people is a designation of individuals whose time, in our estimation, is now. To compile the ranking, CEOWORLD magazine looked at four main categories including whether the individual has power over lots of people, the financial resources controlled by each individual if the person is powerful in multiple spheres, and whether the individuals actively used their power.

Most Powerful People In The World, 2018

Rank Name Country
1 Donald Trump United States
2 Vladimir Putin Russia
3 Xi Jinping China
4 Angela Merkel Germany
5 Narendra Modi India
6 Jeff Bezos United States
7 Bill Gates United States
8 Pope Francis Vatican City
9 Larry Page United States
10 Emmanuel Macron France
11 Mark Zuckerberg United States
12 Jerome Powell United States
13 Theresa May United Kingdom
14 Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud Saudi Arabia
15 Shinzo Abe Japan
16 Antonio Guterres Portugal
17 Ali Hoseini-Khamenei Iran
18 Warren Buffett United States
19 Benjamin Netanyahu Israel
20 Christine Lagarde France
21 Mario Draghi Italy
22 Carlos Slim Helu Mexico
23 Li Keqiang China
24 Jean-Claude Juncker Luxembourg
25 Jamie Dimon United States
26 Jack Ma China
27 Tim Cook United States
28 Larry Fink United States
29 Elon Musk United States
30 Sergey Brin United States
31 Satya Nadella United States
32 Jim Yong Kim South Korea
33 Lloyd Blankfein United States
34 Mukesh Ambani India
35 Charles Koch United States
36 Justin Trudeau Canada
37 Moon Jae-in South Korea
38 Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey
39 Lee Hsien Loong Singapore
40 Kim Jong-un North Korea
41 Rupert Murdoch Australia
42 Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan United Arab Emirates
43 Michael Bloomberg United States
44 Michel Temer Brazil
45 Lakshmi Mittal India
46 Enrique Pena Nieto Mexico
47 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Egypt
48 Scott Morrison Australia
49 Pedro Sanchez Spain
50 Bernard Arnault France
51 Larry Ellison United States
52 Amancio Ortega Spain
53 Masayoshi Son Japan
54 Azim Premji India
55 Jacinda Ardern New Zealand
56 Ma Huateng China
57 Marillyn Hewson United States
58 Ray Dalio United States
59 Leo Varadkar Ireland
60 Mary Barra United State
61 Michael Dell United State
62 Imran Khan Pakistan (Islamic Republic of)
63 Francois Pinault France
64 Rodrigo Duterte Philippines
65 Joko Widodo Indonesia

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