There are many lists on the Internet naming the most influential people right now in the world. There are many ways to rank people as per how much influence they wield using different parameters. In fact, different ranking bodies even define the word ‘influence’ differently, which is why you will not find the same names in the same order across different lists. However, these are the 5 names that you will definitely find most often on lists of the most influential people in the world.
As the president of the United States, it is but obvious that Trump should be one of the top ten most powerful people in the world. However, his influence may have little to do with him as a person and more to do with his role as the President of the US.
No list of influential people is ever complete without the head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City, Pope Francis, featuring high up on it. Although his position itself is traditionally a very influential one, Francis’ radically unique way of doing things, together with his unusually humane philanthropic decisions and deeds have made him extremely popular among people of all ages, religions, beliefs, cultures and so on.
It shouldn't be a matter of great surprise that the Russian President is one of the most powerful people in the world. Russia has grown to be a more powerful nation under him, and his discreet, mysterious way of doing things has led to him wielding considerable influence in international matters.
Is it shocking that the creator of the world's most popular social media platform, Facebook, is also one of the world's most influential people? Millions around the world are using Facebook, and having a Facebook account has become almost like a basic necessity today. Imagine how much influence that gives Zuckerberg over everyone!
Founder of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos owns 17% of Amazon today. That may not seem like much, but if you knew exactly how massive the company is, you would get a clue about how influential the CEO is. Amazon is not just an online store - it has a lot more attached to it. Bezos himself has his hands in multiple areas and is currently working on passenger rockets that can take people to outer space through his aerospace company, Blue Origin.