“The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be
bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant;
have humour, but without folly.”- Jim Rohn.
is like a skill or art more than just science.
A dedicated and honest leader is the backbone of any country; with their
decision-making powers they are the ones who shape the future of their
countries but a world leader has both the power and the position to amaze or shock
the world, industries and media with just one decision. 197 – The number of countries
and their leaders in the world but only a few among these have the power that
can impact the whole world with their decisions.
leader must have a lot off influence on the people around the whole world to
become powerful and the leaders in the list below are the most influential of
the current times.
1) Donald Trump
Trump is the current president of the United States of America. He was born on
14th June 1946 in Queens, New York City. He became the president of
the United States on 20 January 2017.
age: - 74 years.
the President of the largest economy in the world gives one the immense power
to make the decisions which will impact the lives of every individual around
the world. Trump is one of the fiercest leaders in the world. With his bold
decision making and leadership, he has ended the war with Taliban in Afghanistan
which was costing America a lot. Only President Trump is known to have the guts
to call trade war against the Chinese to stop Chinese companies’ mal-practices
as the war will impact the GDP of his own country too.
is known for his “Daredevil” approach as he intends to finish anything and
everything that he starts. He started his tenure with a bold decision of making
a wall on the open Mexican border. He became the oldest President of the U.S and
the only one without prior Army or Government services.
2) Vladimir Putin
Putin is the current president of Russia and he has held the president position
since 2012. He was born on 7th
October 1952 in St. Petersburg.
age: - 67 years.
The only leader in the world that can do whatever he wants and get away with
it. He features in the list of “10
people you don’t want to mess with”. He has studied law and served as an
Intelligence officer before entering politics. Putin also served as the Prime
Minister of Russia in two terms from 1999 to 2000 and 2008 to 2012. He also
held the position of President from 1999 to 2008. From 2008 to 2012, he held
the position of Prime minister. So basically, he had been the leader of Russia
In his first tenure as the President, the
economy of Russia grew for 8 years straight. Putin is known to be the sole
political power in Russia; the powers residing with him are countless and
enough to disrupt or renovate the future of the whole world. Putin is
determined to put Russia as the world superpower and there are not many leaders
around the world who dare oppose him. He has been accused of many things from
assassinations, torture, persecutions to sabotaging elections in his own
country and others but nothing can be proved against him.
3) Angela Merkel
Merkel is the current chancellor of Germany. She has held the position since
2005. She was born on 17 July 1954 in Hamburg.
age: - 66 years.
is the head of the government and Chief Executive of Germany. Merkel is known
as the most dominant and powerful women in the World. She is often described as
the de facto leader (a leader who has assumed power and authority regardless of
lawful/legitimate means) of the European Union. Some people also call her “the
leader of the free world”. She was a scientist before beginning her political
career. She was appointed as the first female chancellor of Germany, a position
she has held from the last fifteen years and through 4 elections.
is the only leader who stood up against Russians for their aggression against
Ukraine. She has taken Germany to the top spot in Europe with a strong economy
and lowest Unemployment rate.
4) Narendra Modi
Damodardas Modi is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India. He
has held the position of P.M since 2014. He was born on 17th
September 1950 in Vadnagar, Gujarat.
age: - 69 years.
is the most liked and followed political leader around the world. Before being
elected as the Prime Minister of India, he held the CM Chair of Gujarat for 14
years. He was back-listed for Visa by many countries such as America after
World media accused him of 2002 Gujarat riots but the same governments and
countries are closest friends to him in the current times. He is mostly known
for taking action against terrorism and Pakistan who has been the house of such
terrorists. He is only Prime Minister of India outside of Congress who has won
Elections twice with full majority.
Modi is introducing new initiatives that will improve the lives of all people
in the largest democracy of the world. He has improved foreign relations with
all the major countries in the world which will bring investments in India and
will help in the rise of the falling economy of the country. He has also shown
the world his dominant side by banning 59 Chinese apps post Chinese
intervention on Indian Territory, Demonetization, Air and Surgical Strike.
5) Xi Jinping
is the president of the People’s Republic of China, General Secretary of the
Communist party of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since
2012/13. He was born on 15th
June 1953 in Beijing, China.
age: - 67 years.
Xi started his tenure as the president, the world has seen the dominance of
China in every field. He is known as the first and most powerful Chinese
emperor and also as China’s paramount leader. According to many reports, since
2012, the Chinese have overshadowed the economy of the U.S but Xi decides to
not show it to strengthen the economy even more. In his governance china has
taken control over Taiwan, Vietnam and many other parts of the world.
is determined to boost the power and influence of China around the globe. In his tenure, China has become the largest
exporter of goods and services around the world.
6) Benjamin Netanyahu
is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He has held the Prime Minister
position since 2009. He was born on 21st October 1949 in Tel-Aviv,
age: - 70 years.
served in Special Forces of Ukraine during which he has fought on front lines
and led a few raids before starting his career as a politician. He became the
youngest Ukrainian Prime Minister in 1996. He also served as Minister of
Foreign affairs and Minister of Finance during which the economy of Israel grew
significantly. He is the longest-serving prime minister in Israel history and
he is the first prime minister who was born in Israel. In his leadership,
Israel has reached new achievements in the technology and medical fields.
is so advanced in the medical and technology field that countries that are even
larger than Israel depend on it for the export of various medical equipment,
weapons for war and protection and many other technological types of equipment.
7) Boris Johnson
is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2019. He was born on 19th
June 1964 in New York City.
Johnson age: - 56 years.
the Prime Minister of U.K is enough in itself to have the power that can affect
the lives of people all around the world. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
used to be an author and also a journalist before he started his political
career. His impact in this short period of time has been revolutionary and he
has been focused on strengthening the United Kingdom’s health care system which
the world has noticed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
was keen to separate the United Kingdom from Europe and in the very first
speech he promised that the U.K will leave the European Union. The deadline for The Brexit policy is approaching fast. He has been described as “Nicer Trump”,
“Like Donald Trump with s thesaurus”, and “Britain Trump”.
8) Shinzo Abe
is a Japanese politician who is serving as the current Prime Minister of Japan
and the President of the Liberal Democratic Party. He is the longest-serving
Prime Minister in the history of Japan as he has held the position since 2012.
He was born on 21st September 1954 in Tokyo, Japan.
Abe age: - 65 years.
is known to be a great leader who revived the falling economy of Japan. He made
good foreign allies and now moving against China who threatens to occupy Japan’s
territorial islands. Japan is among only few neighbors of mighty China to turn
against them. Most of the Prime Ministers of Japan were considered useless by
the world media but not Shinzo; he is playing a major role as peacemaker in the
ongoing tensions between America and Iran which could have led to the next
Abe’s leadership, Japan has raised diplomatic activities in the world. You can
evaluate the power of Shinzo by just knowing the fact that he refused the U.S
request to send warships for protecting American ships against Iran. Abe has
been seen to put a lot of effort and time in reclaiming four islands that
Russia occupied after world-war 2.
9) Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
is the king of Saudi Arabia and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques since
2015. He was born on 31st December 1935 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
age: - 84 years.
becoming the king, he was the Deputy Governor of Riyadh for 48 years. He became
the king after the demise of his brother King Abdullah. His major initiatives
include the Saudi intervention in the Yemeni Civil war. He is the leader who
passed the law which allowed women to drive. His son Crown Prince Mohammad bin
Salman is considered as the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. Salman has been
part of many controversies from the killing of royal family members to
executing and detaining people who rejected or talked against Islam even though
they were just juvenile.
as the king of Saudi Arabia, the biggest exporter of oil in the world, Salman
has incredible influence in the Middle East as well as the whole world.
10) Justin Trudeau
Pierre James Trudeau is the current Prime Minister of Canada and he has held
the position since 2015. He is the second youngest Prime Minister of Canada. He
was born on 25th December 1971 in Ottawa, Canada.
Trudeau age: - 48 years.
the very initial days of his tenure, he decided to legalize Marijuana through
the Cannabis Act which is still one of the boldest moves by any Prime Minister
in the World. In an assessment by 20 independent academics, it was brought out
that Justin’s government fulfilled more than 90% of their pledges made in their
campaign, seriously that’s a lot considering other leaders of the world. He has
fought for women rights in his country.
holds zero-tolerance policy against sexual assault, harassment or other forms
of misconduct. In a bold move, Justin criticized Donald Trump for banning
refugees from 7 countries. He also stripped Myanmar leader from her Canadian
citizenship over the Rohingya Muslim minority issue in Myanmar. Since he was
elected as Prime Minister, he has helped 25,000 Syrian refugees to settle in
- The above list is not based on any poll or rankings from any magazines. These
ranks are just based on our evaluations of all the leaders who have some impact
in the world.
of these world leaders have one thing in common, they are all accused of
controlling the media in their country but there is no certain evidence that
can prove them guilty. So, this is why it is said that whoever controls the media,
controls the public.
of these leaders are loved by the people; some even force their power over the
people but being one of them is not an easy thing, they have sacrificed a lot
to come this far. These world leaders share the responsibilities of fighting
for human rights, women rights, fight against terrorism and most importantly
the fight against the global pandemic in these tough times. Whether these
people are bad or good in your sense, they are the finest World Leaders and
deserve our respect and should be honoured for their unique personalities.
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Jul 27, 2020