PM Modi Lands On Forbes’ Most Powerful People On The Planet List, Ahead Of Obama And Zuckerberg
After achieving the TIME Person Of The Year in the readers’ poll, it’s time for another feather in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cap. Forbes has come out with a list of the 74 Most Powerful People In The World and Prime Minister Narendra Modi bags the ninth spot on the list with Russian President Vladimir Putin on top for the fourth, straight year.
The list includes Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, at the 4th spot, Pope Francis at the fifth , Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates at the seventh, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the tenth, and French President Francois Hollande at the twenty-third position. The list also includes Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the 38th spot.
“There are nearly 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth, but these 74 men and women make the world turn. Forbes’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People identifies one person out of every 100 million whose actions mean the most,” Forbes said.
Forbes mentioned that India’s populist Prime Minister remains hugely popular in his country of 1.3 billion people.
Modi has raised his profile as a global leader in recent years during official visits with Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. He has also emerged as a key figure in the international effort to tackle climate change, as planetary warming will deeply affect millions of his country’s rural and most vulnerable citizens,” Forbes added.
Here are the Top Ten Most Powerful People on the Forbes list
1. Vladimir Putin
2. Donald Trump
3. Angela Merkel
4. Xi Jinping
5. Pope Francis
6. Janet Yellen
7. Bill Gates
8. Larry Page
9. Narendra Modi
10. Mark Zuckerberg
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