What does it mean to be the most influential person in the world? Does it require that a person holds a political office or rule the masses? Does it include only the ones who have made a positivistic impact on the whole world? Many of the most influential people have been added in this article including the likes of Barack Obama, the president of the most powerful country in the world. Although people around the world hold quite different views about Obama and all others in the list, still they are the most influential. Let us take a look at the list.
10. Mark Zuckerberg
At number 10 we have the founder of Facebook, the 28 year old, Mark Zuckerberg. Presently, there are more than 901 million active accounts on the social network. More than 526 million users surf on facebook each day. There is no doubt in saying that this guy has indeed changed the face of social networks and media, which is one of the major reasons for his inclusion in this list.
9. Carlos Slim Helu
At number 9 we have the business magnate and presently the richest person in the world with nearly US $ 69 billion. With investment in some of the top industries and financial markets in the world, Carlos Slim Helu exercises great power in the world wide industry and telecom sectors.
8. Bill Gates
The former richest person in the world and the co-founder of the Microsoft Company, Bill gates is presently the 8th most influential person in the world. The reason behind is influence in the technological sectors and markets, is because of the fact that he had remained the world’s richest person for a long time. In addition, he has also donated billions of dollars for philanthropic purposes as a result of which he has earned worldwide honor and respect from all the countries.
7. JK Rowling
At number 7 we have the author of the world famous Harry Potter series. It is because of her that millions of people all around the world got a chance to witness one of the most enthralling fictional book series of all times. Not to forget, the 7 high grossing and super hit movies made in lines with the 7 books.
6. Sergey Brin and Larry Page
For those who do not know about these two individuals, let me tell you that they are inventors of the world’s most used search engine, Google. It is because of them that today the entire compendium of human knowledge is at your fingertips. More than 176 million or more people visit the website everyday due to which it is currently the highest ranked website in the world. Whenever you have problem in finding the answer to anything, all you need to do is to just Google it.
5. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs is the person who had crated Apple, the worldwide leader in computer, music and mobile technologies. Not to forget his inventions, IPAD and ITUNES which gave a new shape to the downloading of music. Later onwards, he introduced the concept of IPHONE which indeed changed the way people communicate and interact. With so many contributions in the domain of technology, Steve Jobs is indeed one of the most influential persons in the world.
4. Hillary Clinton
At number 4 we have the former first women and senator of the United States of America and presently the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Surely, she exercises a great deal of influence in the politics and all other domains of the country. In the year 2008, it was being speculated that she might defeat Obama to become the first women president of the country.
3. Hu Jintao
At number 3 we have the President of the world’s most populated and fastest emerging power of the world, Hu Jintao. Being president of China and occupying all the three major offices of the country, the influence of Jintao on the Chinese and worldwide politics can never be denied. His latest act of power has been seen along with the Russia, in which they have Vetoed UN resolution involving sanctions on Syria.
2. Vladimir Putin
At number 2 we have the former President of one of the super powers and strongest nuclear power nations in the world, Russia. He had served as the president of the country for three terms with high ratings and support from the side of the public. Still, he has a great deal of influence on the politics of Russia. A large fragment of the public stills wants him to serve as the president for one more time which indeed signifies his power and control over the masses. It is all because of his strategic economic and military policies which brought Russia back into the race.
1. Barack Obama
Although he is not so popular among the citizens of the United States, still he is the most powerful man in the world. His power lies in the fact that he is the president of the strongest and most powerful country in the world, the United States of America. Still, his popularity in the country continues to plummet all because of his failed policies and plans. His baseless and cocky economic policies have cost the citizens of America a loss of more than US $ 1.7 trillion as stated by various economic surveys and reliable statistics.