10 World’s Most Powerful Politicians in 2017

195 countries and 7.5 billion people, led and governed by their respective political leaders toward the good of the people and the growth of the nation.

We have ranked the world’s most powerful politicians in 2017.

Vladimir Putin


Putin is leading in the World’s Most Powerful People of Forbes. He is the current President of Russia. He also served as a Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000 and 2008 to 2012.

Donald Trump

Forbes’ second most powerful people in the world is Donald Trump. He is the current and the 45th president of the United States. Before he became a politician, he was a TV personality and businessman.

Angela Merkel

Merkel is Forbes’s third most powerful people in the world. She is a German politician and Chancellor. She leads the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party was widely regarded as the de facto leader of the European Union.

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is the president of China, the general secretary of Communist Party of China and the world’s 4th most powerful people. He is referred as China’s Paramount leader.

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is the 9th most powerful people of the world according to Forbes. He is the current and the 14th Prime Minister of India. He promised to make India corruption-free.

Theresa May

Forbes 13th most powerful people in the world is Theresa May. She is a British politician and is currently the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the second female to hold the position after Margaret Thatcher.

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Salman is the King and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. He is also the head of the House of Saud and the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques. He served as Riyadh’s governor and deputy governor for almost five decades.

Ali Hosseini-Khamenei

Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei is the second Supreme Leader of Iran. He is also the head of state and the commander-in-chief of Iran’s armed forces. He began his political career after the Iranian Revolution.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also serves as the Chairman of the Lukid party and a member of the Knesset.

François Hollande

François Hollande was the former President of France who served from May 2014 to May 2017. He was also an ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra and the First Secretary of the French Socialist Party.

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