The World’s Most Powerful People 2016

by David M. Ewalt

There are nearly 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth, but these 20 men and women make the world turn. Forbes’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People identifies one person out of every 100 million whose actions mean the most.

#20 – Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, Israel
#19 – Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase
#18 – Ali Hoseini-Khamenei, Grand Ayatollah, Iran
#17 – Carlos Slim Helu, Chair, Grupo Carso (also CEO of NY Times and many other groups)
#16 – Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, King, Saudi Arabia
#15 – Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
#14 – Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon
#13 – Theresa May, Prime Minister, U.K.
#12 – Li Keqiang, Premier, China
#11 – Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank
#10 – Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook
#9 – Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, India
#8 – Larry Page, President, Alphabet
#7 – Bill Gates, Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
#6 – Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve
#5 – Pope Francis, Pope, Roman Catholic Church (his goal is #1)
#4 – Xi Jinping, General Secretary, Communist Party Of China
#3 – Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
#2 – Donald Trump, President, U.S.
#1 – Vladimir Putin, President, Russia

Source – Forbes