THE LIST: The World’s Most Powerful People

The World’s Most Powerful People

These heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs truly run the world.

The World's Most Powerful People: Putin (1st), Duterte (70th) Trump (2nd)

The World’s Most Powerful People: Putin (1st), Duterte (70th) Trump (2nd)

Rank Name Organization Age
#1 Vladimir Putin Russia 64
#2 Donald Trump United States 70
#3 Angela Merkel Germany 62
#4 Xi Jinping China 63
#5 Pope Francis Roman Catholic Church 79
#6 Janet Yellen United States 70
#7 Bill Gates Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 61
#8 Larry Page Alphabet 43
#9 Narendra Modi India 66
#10 Mark Zuckerberg Facebook 32
#11 Mario Draghi European Central Bank 69
#12 Li Keqiang China 61
#13 Theresa May United Kingdom 51
#14 Jeff Bezos Amazon.com 52
#15 Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway 86
#16 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Saudi Arabia 80
#17 Carlos Slim Helu América Móvil 76
#18 Ali Hoseini-Khamenei Iran 77
#19 Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Chase 60
#20 Benjamin Netanyahu Israel 67
#21 Elon Musk Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 45
#22 Jeffrey Immelt General Electric 60
#23 Francois Hollande France 62
#24 Rex Tillerson ExxonMobil 64
#25 Christine Lagarde International Monetary Fund 60
#26 Lloyd Blankfein Goldman Sachs Group 62
#27 Doug McMillon Wal-Mart Stores 50
#28 Jack Ma Alibaba Group 52
#29 Akio Toyoda Toyota Motor 60
#30 Sergey Brin Alphabet 43
#31 Charles Koch Koch Industries 81
#32 Tim Cook Apple 56
#33 Li Ka-shing CK Hutchison Holdings 88
#34 Larry Fink BlackRock 64
#35 Rupert Murdoch News Corp 85
#36 Antonio Guterres United Nations 67
#37 Shinzo Abe Japan 62
#38 Mukesh Ambani Reliance Industries 59
#39 Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan United Arab Emirates 68
#40 Jay Y. Lee Samsung Electronics 48
#41 Ding Xuedong China 56
#42 Jim Yong Kim World Bank 57
#43 Kim Jong-un North Korea 33
#44 Abdel el-Sisi Egypt 62
#45 Ma Huateng Tencent Holdings 45
#46 Michael Dell Dell 51
#47 Haruhiko Kuroda Japan 72
#48 Barack Obama United States 55
#49 Khalid Al-Falih Saudi Arabia 56
#50 John Roberts United States 61
#51 Satya Nadella Microsoft 49
#52 Stephen Schwarzman Blackstone Group 69
#53 Masayoshi Son Softbank 59
#54 Enrique Pena Nieto Mexico 50
#55 Michael Bloomberg Bloomberg 74
#56 Recep Erdogan Turkey 62
#57 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Islamic State 45
#58 Alisher Usmanov Metalloinvest 63
#59 Wang Jianlin Dalian Wanda Group 62
#60 Robin Li Baidu 48
#61 Ginni Rometty IBM 59
#62 Mary Barra General Motors 54
#63 Bashar al-Assad Syria 51
#64 Travis Kalanick Uber Technologies Inc. 40
#65 Carl Icahn Icahn Capital Management 80
#66 Justin Trudeau Canada 44
#67 Bob Iger Walt Disney 65
#68 Aliko Dangote Dangote Group 59
#69 Mike Pence United States 57
#70 Rodrigo Duterte Philippines 71
#71 Ayman al-Zawahiri Al-Qaeda 65
#72 Sheldon Adelson Las Vegas Sands 83
#73 Peter Thiel Founders Fund 49
#74 Chuck Schumer United States 66

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