25 Most Powerful People In The World (2023 Updated)

Different people get stimulated by different things: However, one of the dominating forces is Power. It is nothing but an ability to control the narrative.

And one may think that if you have the money, then you’re automatically powerful, but that’s not always true. In fact, there are people who had humble beginnings, but the impact they have on their built-up community is something else! 

And their ever so increasing community further helps them conquer the World! 

On that note, let’s discuss the 25 worlds strongest man in the World!

10 Most Powerful People In The World (Overview)

In the following table, we have mentioned the 10 most powerful people in the world. Along with that, we have mentioned their Occupation, Nationality, and Age. 

RankNameOccupationNationalityNet Worth
1Xi JinpingPresident of the People’s Republic of ChinaChinese1.2 Billion USD
2Vladimir PutinPresident of RussiaRussian200 Billion USD
3Donald Trump45th US PresidentAmerican2.5 Billion USD
4Angela MarkelGermany’s former ChancellorGermany11.5 Million USD
5Jeff BezosAmazon’s Executive OfficerAmerican167.4 Billion USD
6Pope FrancisHead of Catholic ChurchArgentine16 Million USD
7Bill GatesBusinessman (Co-Founded MicrosoftAmerican70 Billion USD
8Mohammed Bin Salman Al SaudCrown Prince of Saudi ArabiaSaudi25 Billion USD
9Narendra ModiPrime Minister of IndiaIndian0.4 Million USD
10Larry PageCo-Founder of GoogleAmerican & New Zealander122 Billion USD

In the following list, we have mentioned the 25 Most Powerful People. Moreover, we have also discussed their past and present positions in which they are serving the country/world:-

1. Xi Jinping

Nationality: Chinese

Occupation: President of the People’s Republic of China

Net Worth: 1.2 Billion USD

Xi Jinping

Chinese Politician Xi Jinping has served in the People’s Republic of China at several positions. First, he joined as a General Secretary under CCP, which is the Chinese Communist Party) then he was under CMC, which is Central Military Commission:

There he served as a Chairman. And currently, he is serving as the President of the People’s Republic of China. Moreover, he has sustained this position since 2013. 

Other than that, Xi Jinping is also known as a Paramount Leader of China, who advocates for mass surveillance, violation of human rights, and internet censorship. 

2. Vladimir Putin

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: President of Russia

Net Worth: 200 Billion USD

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has served Russia, his home country, as a Prime Minister and President from 2008 to 2012. Moreover, he has also served in both of these positions from 1999 to 2000 and 2012 to present, respectively!

Regardless of his high position, Putin has gotten an arrest warrant. All because he was meddling with the Politics of the US. Along with that, there were accusations of him violating human rights and other international laws. 

However, right now, he is hiding from the US government, and nobody knows where he is!

3. Donald Trump

Nationality: American

Occupation: 45th US President (Under Republican Party)

Net Worth: 2.5 Billion USD

Donald Trump

Donald Trump served America as the 45th President between the years 2017 and 2021. 

Under his rule, Trump has ordered several bans on Travellers from Muslim countries, used Military funds to build the wall, and even sent ahead a policy to separate migrants’ families who were arrested for any crimes. 

So you can describe Trump’s ruling in words like populist, isolationist, protectionist, nationalist, etc. 

4. Angela Merkel

Nationality: German

Occupation: Germany’s former Chancellor

Net Worth: 11.5 Million USD

Angela Merkel

Between 2005 and 2021, Angela Merkel served as a Chancellor of Germany. 

However, before that, she was the Opposition and Christian Democratic Union leader, which she served from 2002 to 2005 and from 2000 to 2018, respectively. 

Moreover, she was also Germany’s first female Chancellor. 

5. Jeff Bezos

Nationality: American

Occupation: Amazon’s Executive Officer

Net Worth: 167.4 Billion USD

Jeff Bezos

According to Forbes and Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Jeff Bezos was the third wealthiest person in the World between the years 2017 and 2021. 

Moreover, there wouldn’t be any sight of Amazon if it wasn’t for Jeff since he founded the company and used to be the CEO before he passed it down to Andy Jassy in 2021. 

Currently, Bezos is the Executive Chairman of the World’s largest e-commerce retail store. 

6. Pope Francis

Nationality: Argentine

Occupation: Head of Catholic Church

Net Worth: 16 Million USD

Pope Francis

Born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope is Vatican’s Sovereign, Rome’s Bishop, and Catholic Church’s Head. Moreover, he was the first “Pope” to become a Jewsuits (or Society of Jesus) member. 

Along with that, he was also the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, Europe, and the Americas since Gregory the Third, who was Eighth Century Papacy’s Syrian Pope. 

7. Bill Gates

Nationality: American

Occupation: Businessman (Co-Founded Microsoft & Bill and Melinda Foundation)

Net Worth: 70 Billion USD

Bill Gates is one of the Most Powerful People

Popularly known as Microsoft’s Co-Founder. Throughout his career there, Bill Gates has served in several positions: Including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Software Architect, Chairman, and President. 

Moreover, he has also co-founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Other than that, Bill has also been ranked in Forbes’ Wealthiest People list between the years 1995 and 2017. The only time he didn’t appear on the list was between 2010 and 2013. 

8. Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud 

Nationality: Saudi

Occupation: Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Net Worth: 25 Billion USD

Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud

Also known by his initials MBS, Mohammed Bin Salma Al Saud is the Prime Minister and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he is also serving as the Chairman of the Economic and Development Affairs & Political and Security Affairs. 

Other than that, MBS was also accused of a Washington Post journalist’s murder and several diplomatic crises. 

9. Narendra Modi

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Current and 14th Prime Minister of India

Net Worth: 0.4 Million USD

Narendra Modi is one of the Most Powerful People

India’s Politician Narendra Modi started his journey in Politics in 2001 when he was Gujarat’s Chief Minister for about 13 years. 

After that, he joined the Parliament as Varanasi’s member. Then he joined Bhartiya Janta Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. And currently, he is serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India.

Moreover, to this day, he is the longest-serving PM outside India’s National Congress. 

10. Larry Page

Nationality: (By Birth) American and (Since 2021) New Zealander 

Occupation: Internet Entrepreneur (Co-Founder of Google)

Net Worth: 122 Billion USD

Larry Page is one of the Most Powerful People

Popularly known as the Co-Founder of Google, Larry Page is the magnate of Business. Moreover, he is also an Internet Entrepreneur and Computer Scientist. 

Other than that, he has served Google as a Chief Executive Officer between the years 1997 and 2001. And currently, he is the board member and controlling shareholder of the company. 

Lastly, Bloomberg Billionaire Index has listed him as the eighth richest person in the World. 

11. Jerome H. Powell

Nationality: American

Occupation: Investment Banker

Net Worth: 50 Million USD

Jerome H. Powell is one of the Most Powerful People

Also known as Jay, has served as Chair of the Federal Reserve at the 16th position since 2018. 

He joined the Board Governor of the Federal Reserve after former President Barack Obama nominated him in 2012. Further, Donald Trump promoted him to the position of Chairman. And currently, Joe Biden has nominated him again for the same position. 

Overall, you can say Jerome H. Powell has built a problem-solving and consensus-builder reputation for being so stable, despite the changing Presidents.

12. Emmanuel Macron

Nationality: French

Occupation: Investment Banker and Civil Servant

Net Worth: 1 Million USD

Emmanuel Macron is one of the Most Powerful People

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron has been serving France as its President since 2017. Moreover, he is also one of the two Princes of Andorra. Prior to this, he has also served at several positions, including Minister of Industry, Digital Affairs, and Economics. 

Along with that, he has also served as Assistant Secretary General. And all of these services were between the years 2012 and 2014. 

13. Mark Zuckerberg

Nationality: American

Occupation: Software Developer and Internet Entrepreneur

Net Worth: 110.0 Billion USD

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the Most Powerful People

Mark Zuckerberg is famously known by several names, which include Business Maganate, Internet Entrepreneur, etc. However, he gained worldwide recognition after he co-founded the popular social media site called FaceBook. 

Currently, he is the CEO, Chairman, and Controlling Shareholder of the company. 

14. Theresa May

Nationality: British

Occupation: Politician (Former Prime Minister & Leader of the Conservative Party)

Net Worth: 5 Million USD

Theresa May is one of the Most Powerful People

British Politician Theresa May has served the United Kingdom as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party between the years 2016 and 2019. Moreover, she has also served as Home Secretary in David Cameron’s Cabinet between the years 2010 and 2016. 

Other than that, Theresa May is recognized as the first woman who held the two Great Offices. Moreover, she is also the United Kingdom’s second female Prime Minister. 

15. Li Kequiang

Nationality: Chinese

Occupation: Former Politician and Chinese Economist

Net Worth: 5 Million USD

Li Kequiang is one of the Most Powerful People

Li Kequiang is a retired Politician and Chinese Economist who has served as the Premier of the People’s Republic of China between the years 2012 and 2022. Moreover, he has also served alongside CCP General Secretary in the 5th Generation of Chinese leadership. 

Other than that, Li Kequiang has also served as the first secretary of CYLC or Communist Youth League of China, between the years 1993 and 1998. 

16. Warren Buffet

Nationality: Nationality

Occupation: Businessman (CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway)

Net Worth: 117.9 Billion USD

 Warren Buffet

Warren Edward Buffet is popularly known as the CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. He is also famously addressed as an Investor Magnate, a Philanthropist, and one of the best fundamental investors all around the World, with a Net Worth of 114.2 Billion USD. 

Therefore, making him the fifth wealthiest person in the World. 

17. Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

Nationality: Iranian

Occupation: Supreme Leader of Iran

Net Worth: 500 Billion USD

Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

Ali Hosseini Khamenei is Iran’s current and second Supreme Leader since 1989. He is also the Twelfth Shia Marja and Iran’s Third President from 1981 to 1989. 

Along with that, Ali is also the Middle East’s longest-serving head and Iran’s second longest-serving leader after the rule of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. However, despite his powerful presence, Khamenei has been arrested about six times. 

18. Mario Draghi

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Prime Minister of Italy

Net Worth: 70 Billion USD

Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi has served Italy as a Prime Minister between the years 2021 to 2022. And before that, he has also served as the European Central Bank’s President, the Financial Stability Board, and the Bank of Italy’s Governor. 

And he has served in all of those positions between the years 2011 and 2019, 2009 and 2011, and 2006 and 2011, respectively. Other than that, Forbes has also listed Mario as the eighth most powerful person in the World in 2014. 

19. Jamie Dimon

Nationality: American

Occupation: Businessman and Investment Banker

Net Worth: 1.7 Billion USD

Jamie Dimon

James Dimon is the CEO and Chairman of the JPMorgan Chase. And before that, he was one of the board directors of New York’s Federal Reserve Bank. Moreover, TIME magazine has listed him among the 100 most influential people in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, etc.

Other than that, because of Dimon’s 485 Million USD stake in JPMorgan Chase, he is one of the very few Chief Executive Billionaires. Moreover, his 2011 salary was more than any CEO in the USA. 

However, due to a series of controversies, JPMorgan Chase lost about 6 Billion USD. 

20. Carlos Slim Helu

Nationality: Mexican

Occupation: Investor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Net Worth: 93 Billion USD

Carlos Slim Helu- Most Powerful People In The World

According to Forbes magazine, Carlos Slim Helú was the richest person in the World between the years 2010 and 2013. Along with that, Bloomberg Billionaire Index has also declared him the tenth richest person in the World with a Net Worth of 95.4 Billion USD. 

Because of this, he is also Latin America’s richest person. And all of these incomes come from his companies: America Movil, Grupo Carso, and Telmex. 

21. Jack Ma

Nationality: Chinese

Occupation: Businessman (Co-Founder of Alibaba Group and Yungfeng Capital)

Net Worth: 34.5 Billion USD

Jack Ma-Most Powerful People In The World

Jack Ma, popularly known as Alibaba Group’s Co-founder, is a multinational tech conglomerate. Moreover, he is also Yungfeng Capital’s Co-founder, which is a Private Equity Firm in China. 

This makes Jack Ma the fifth richest person in China and the World’s Thirty-Fourth richest person, with a Net Worth of 24.8 Billion USD. 

Other than that, Fortune has listed him in the 50 Most Greatest Leaders in the World. 

22. Christine Lagarde

Nationality: French

Occupation: Lawyer and Politician

Net Worth: 6 Million USD

Christine Lagarde- Most Powerful People In The World

French Lawyer and Politician Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde has been serving as the European Central Bank’s President since 2019. 

Prior to that, she has also served in the IMF or International Monetary Fund as the Eleventh Managing Director between the years 2011 and 2019. Along with that, she has also served as the Minister of Economics and Finance between the years 2007 and 2011. 

And she was the only female to hold these positions. 

23. Doug McMillon

Nationality: American

Occupation: Entrepreneur (CEO & President of Walmart Incorporation)

Net Worth: 303 Million USD

Doug McMillon- Most Powerful People In The World

Carl Douglas McMillon, popularly known as the (fifth) CEO and the President of Walmart Incorporation. Moreover, he is also one of the board directors, who first joined the company in High School as a Summer Associate. 

Other than that, McMillan has led the Sam’s Club division of the company from 2005 to 2009 and International Walmart between the years 2009 and 2013. 

24. Tim Cook

Nationality: American

Occupation: Business Executive (At Apple)

Net Worth: 1.8 Billion USD

Tim Cook- Most Powerful People In The World

Timothy Donald Cook is currently Apple’s CEO. However, when Steve Jobs (Apple’s co-founder) was still alive, Cook served in the position of Chief Operating Officer. 

Tim always advocated for Cybersecurity, Political Reformation, Domestic surveillance, and Environmental Preservance. And ever since he took over the company, the revenue of Apple has doubled in number. 

Moreover, its market value had increased up to 1.9 Trillion USD, whereas before, it used to be 348 USD Billion. 

25. Elon Musk

Nationality: South African

Occupation: Entrepreneur and Technologist

Net Worth: 232 Billion USD

Elon Musk-Most Powerful People In The World

Elon Musk is popularly known as the CEO of Twitter, Product Engineer and CEO of Tesla, and lastly, Founder, Chief Engineer, and CEO of SpaceX. 

Other than that, she has also (co) founded several other ventures. Therefore, according to both Forbes and Bloomerberg’s Billionaires Index, Elon Musk is the second richest person in the World. 

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Conclusion: most powerful person 2023

In the article above, I have mentioned the 25 Most Powerful People:

Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump are in the top three as all of them are/were the presidents of China, Russia, and the US, respectively. During their rule, they have passed several bittersweet orders. However, that’s what qualifies them as “powerful.” 

Regardless, the statistics are always changing. So in case of new data, we will keep our article updated! Till then, you can jot down your views on the Most Powerful People and let us know in the comment section below.

FAQs

Who is the most powerful person in the World?

As of 2023, Xi Jinping, who is the President of the People’s Republic of China, is the most powerful person in the World. 

Who is the most powerful person in America?

Donald Trump, who is the 45th President of the US, is the most powerful person in America.

Is The Pope the Most Important Person in the World?

The Pope is not the most important person in the World. However, as of 2023, he does come in the sixth position. 

Who are the most powerful people to ever live?

Jesus, Issac Newton, and Gautama Budhha are some of the most powerful people ever to live. 

How to be a powerful man?

The following are three main ways to be a powerful man:-
1. Be Mysterious.
2. Powerful people are always in control of what they let you know. 
3. Never put too much trust in people. 

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