Out of 7.5 billion people, there are 75 of those who make the world turn. Forbes has listed those most powerful people into a list and Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is among them.
General Bajwa was ranked 68th and was the only Pakistani named in Forbes’ list. His Indian counterpart, Bipin Rawat, was found nowhere among the world’s elite few.
According to Forbes, China’s Xi Jinping is currently the world’s most powerful man after China’s Communist Party amended its constitution to award him termless power that only Chairman Mao enjoyed decades ago. President Xi has superseded Russian president Vladimir Putin who has been on this position for four consecutive years; he is now on the second spot.
Forbes ranked President Donald Trump third on the list as his foolish statements and policies of confrontation have made him less influential in the world.
Fourth on the list is German Chancellor Angela Merkel who also happens to be the world’s most powerful woman and the de facto leader of Europe.
Surprisingly, the fifth name on the list is not of a political leader. He’s neither a president of a country nor has he ever been a politician in any part of his life, but he is the world’s richest man – Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon is the fifth most powerful person in the world!
Pope Francis is sixth, Bill Gates (7th), Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (8th), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (9th) and Larry Page – the co-founder of Google and CEO of Alphabet is the 10th most influential personality on the planet earth, according to Forbes.
The Newcomers on the List
Including General Qamar Bajwa, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (#8), chairman of the US Federal Reserves, Jerome H. Powell (#11), French President Emmanuel Macron (# 12), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (#13), CEO Exxon Mobil Darren Woods (#34), President of South Korea Moon Jae-in (#54), Reed Hastings, Cofounder of Netflix (# 71) are the latest entries to the list.