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RANKED: The Most Powerful People In The World, 2018

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 NameCountry
1Donald TrumpUnited States
2Vladimir PutinRussia
3Xi JinpingChina
4Angela MerkelGermany
5Narendra ModiIndia
6Jeff BezosUnited States
7Bill GatesUnited States
8Pope FrancisVatican City
9Larry PageUnited States
10Emmanuel MacronFrance
11Mark ZuckerbergUnited States
12Jerome PowellUnited States
13Theresa MayUnited Kingdom
14Mohammed bin Salman Al SaudSaudi Arabia
15Shinzo AbeJapan
16Antonio GuterresPortugal
17Ali Hoseini-KhameneiIran
18Warren BuffettUnited States
19Benjamin NetanyahuIsrael
20Christine LagardeFrance
21Mario DraghiItaly
22Carlos Slim HeluMexico
23Li KeqiangChina
24Jean-Claude JunckerLuxembourg
25Jamie DimonUnited States
26Jack MaChina
27Tim CookUnited States
28Larry FinkUnited States
29Jim Walton (James Carr Walton)United States
30Sergey BrinUnited States
31Satya NadellaUnited States
32Jim Yong KimSouth Korea
33Lloyd BlankfeinUnited States
34Mukesh AmbaniIndia
35Charles KochUnited States
36Justin TrudeauCanada
37Moon Jae-inSouth Korea
38Recep Tayyip ErdoganTurkey
39Lee Hsien LoongSingapore
40Kim Jong-unNorth Korea
41Rupert MurdochAustralia
42Khalifa bin Zayed Al-NahyanUnited Arab Emirates
43Michael BloombergUnited States
44Michel TemerBrazil
45Lakshmi MittalIndia
46Enrique Pena NietoMexico
47Abdel Fattah el-SisiEgypt
48Scott MorrisonAustralia
49Pedro SanchezSpain
50Bernard ArnaultFrance
51Larry EllisonUnited States
52Amancio OrtegaSpain
53Masayoshi SonJapan
54Azim PremjiIndia
55Jacinda ArdernNew Zealand
56Ma Huateng (Pony Ma)China
57Marillyn HewsonUnited States
58Ray DalioUnited States
59Leo VaradkarIreland
60Mary BarraUnited State
61Michael DellUnited State
62Imran KhanPakistan (Islamic Republic of)
63Francois PinaultFrance
64Rodrigo DutertePhilippines
65Joko WidodoIndonesia
Anna Papadopoulos

Anna Papadopoulos

Senior Editor at CEOWORLD magazine
Editor, writer, teacher, consultant. Advocate for plain language, journalism, free speech, and tolerance. Feminist. Based in Sydney, Australia.
Anna Papadopoulos

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