Since the year 2009, one of the leading business magazines in the world Forbes releases an annual list of World’s Most Powerful People. This list is prepared on the basis of four parameters. First, the number of people over whom a particular individual has impact over, then control over financial resources, next is the contribution of these people in multiple spheres, and finally, active use of the power/influence by these individuals. In other words, heads of states, entrepreneurs, financiers, and philanthropists who have influenced the world make it to this list.
Interestingly, this list features 1 in 100 million people in the planet and ergo, the numbers varies every single year. Going by this 0.00000001% parameter this year the list has 73 personalities from across the globe. Russian President Vladimir Putin tops the list this year and PM of India Narendra Modi has been ranked as the 9th most powerful person in the world.
Following is the complete list of The World’s Most Powerful People 2015 along with their designations:
#1. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
#2. Angela Merkel, Chancellor Of Germany
#3. Barack Obama, US President
#4. Pope Francis, Pope of Roman Catholic Church
#5. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of Communist Party of China
#6. Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
#7. Janet Yellen, Chairperson of Federal Reserve System
#8. David Cameron, Prime Minister of UK
#9. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
#10. Larry Page, Co-founder of Google Inc.
#11. Mario Draghi, President of European Central Bank
#12. Li Keqiang, Premier of The People’s Republic of China
#13. Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
#14. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia
#15. Carlos Slim Helu, Chairman and CEO of America Movil, Telmex, and Grupo Carso
#16. Francois Hollande, President of France
#17. Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com
#18. Ali Hoseini-Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
#19. Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder of Facebook
#20. Jamie Dimon, Chairman, President, and CEO of JPMorgan Chase
#21. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
#22. Jack Ma, Founder and Chairman of Alibaba Group
#23. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF)
#24. Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric
#25. Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp.
#26. Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs
#27. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
#28. Akio Toyoda, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corp.
#29. Charles Koch, Co-owner, Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries and David Koch, Vice President of Koch Industries
#30. Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google Inc.
#31. Li Ka-shing, Chairman of Cheung Kong Holdings, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, and Li Ka Shing Foundation
#32. Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart
#33. Jay Y. Lee, Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics
#34. Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock
#35. Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp.
#36. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries
#37. Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
#38. Elon Musk, Founder of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)
#39. Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, President of United Aram Emirates
#40. Ban Ki-moon, General Secretary of United Nations
#41. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
#42. Ding Xuedong, Chairman and CEO of China Investment Corp.
#43. Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea
#44. Michael Bloomberg, Founder, CEO and owner of Bloomberg L.P.
#45. Jim Yong Kim, President of World Bank Group
#46. Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea
#47. Igor Sechin, Executive Chairman of Rosneft.
#48. Ma Huateng, Founder and Chairman of Tencent
#49. Abdel el-Sisi, President of Egypt
#50. Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of Bank of Japan
#51. Masayoshi Son, Founder of CEO of SoftBank
#52. Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico
#53. Ali Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia
#54. Alexey Miller, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom
#55. Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal
#56. Robin Li, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Baidu Inc.
#57. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
#58. Hillary Clinton, Presidential candidate of 2016 US election
#59. Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Dell
#60. John Roberts, Chief Justice of United States
#61. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
#62. Stephen Schwarzman, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group
#63. Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM
#64. Bill Clinton, Former US President and Founder of Clinton Foundation
#65. Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
#66. Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH and Chairman of Christian Dior S.A.
#67. Alisher Usmanov, Investor and largest shareholder of Metalloinvest
#68. Wang Jianlin, Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group
#69. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
#70. Carl Icahn, Founder of Icahn Enterprises
#71. Aliko Dangote, Owner, Chariman and CEO of Dangote Group
#72. Donald Trump, Chairman and President of The Trump Organization
#73. Margaret Chan, Director General of World Health Organzation