Top 10 influential people 2018

For a person, it takes a lot of kindness and thoughtfulness to be influential. A influential person is someone who has a impact on or shapes how people act or things occur. Someone who can convince people to act or think according to what they say. Though, only being popular is not being influential. A combination of being kind, thoughtful and having a right mind towards anything and everything makes a person more and more influential. It is a huge responsibility when you are influential enough. For when people are all ears, you will have to be right when you talk. You cannot be biased and hateful.

Being influential is indeed a tough job!

Xi Jinping

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Source: SCMP

Xi Jinping, the General Secretary Of the Communist party of China. He is 65 year old and had studied Bachelor of arts/science from the Tsinghua University and is a  Doctor of Jurisprudence which is did from Tsinghua University. Jinping is not only the leader of the world most populated country but also firmly holds the leading position of the country’s political party. He is widely credited with the slogan Chinese Dream – a set of personal and national ideals for the advancement of Chinese society. In March, China’s parliament broadened Xi’s power and scrapping term limit.

Jinping is Chinese and is married.

Vladimir Putin

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Source: Hareetz

Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia . He is a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Saint Petersburg State University  He is 66 years old and resides in Russia itself. He was born in St. Petersburg in 1952. He served as Prime Minister for one year during Yeltsin’s presidency and ascended to the highest office in 2000. Putin’s international influence stems largely from Europe’s dependence on Russian oil and gas, state-owned Gazprom is one of EU’s largest suppliers.

Putin is divorced and has 2 children.

Donald Trump

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Source: New York Post

Donald Trump is the president of United states. His current net worth is $3.1 Billion. He became the first Billionaire President in US history in 2017. He studied Bachelor of Arts/Science from University of Pennsylvania and Fordham University. He got his start working for his father, Fred, who developed low-cost housing in Brooklyn and Queens. Trump’s fortune is tied up to his half dozen buildings in Manhattan, New York. He also own golf courses and wineries. Trump also has licensed his name to many companies around the globe.

Trump is married and has 5 children.  

Angela Merkel

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Source: Biography

Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany. She has studied Master of Science from Leipzig University and done her Doctorate from Leipzig University.  Born in 1954 in Hamburg, Merkel became the first woman Chancellor of Germany in 2005 and is currently serving her fourth term. The de facto leader of Europe, Merkel won the election that saw the far right Alternative for Germany (AFD) come up. She is currently fighting to hold up the EU rudder as the BREXIT storm is whirling up.

Merkel is Married and is 64 year old.

Jeff Bezos

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Source: CNBC

Jeff Bezos is the Founder and CEO of Amazon. Amazon’s chief Jeff Bezos is the first person with a net worth surpassing $150 billion in the 3 decades that Forbes has tracked the richest Americans. He owns 16% of Amazon which he found in a garage in 1994 in Seattle. Bezos also learned and worked in Hedge Fund.His other passion is space travel: His aerospace company, Blue Origin, is developing a reusable rocket that Bezos says will carry passengers. Jeff also purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 Million.

Bezos is 54 year old, Married and has 4 children.

Pope Francis

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Source: Crux

Pope Francis is the Pope of Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis is the spiritual leader to more than one-sixth of the world’s population, 1.3 billion people. He has made it a personal mission to transform the longstanding conservative image of the Church. In November 2016, he gave the priests the power to forgive the women who undergo Abortion.  He has continued to push for climate change reform, better treatment of refugees and greater attention to persecution of religious minorities.

Pope Francis Is 81 year old and lives in Vatican City.

Bill Gates

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Source: Fortune

Bill Gates is the Chairperson of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the world largest Private Charitable funds. The foundations lives to improve the  world health and eliminate Polio. Gates has sold or given away much of his stake in Microsoft — he owns just over 1% of shares –and invested in a mix of stocks and other assets. He currently is he board member of Microsoft, which he found along with Paul Allen in 1975.

To date, Gates has donated $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft stock to the Gates Foundation.

Gates is Married and has 4 children and is 63 year old.

Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud

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Source:  Star Unfolded

Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. His father is still the King of Saudi Arabia, But the prince has consolidated his powers beyond doubt and taken the charge of the country. In 2016 , he carried out a ‘Anti Corruption campaign’ which took power and wealth from many saudis and were arrested. The crown prince will be the fulcrum around which the Middle Eastern geopolitics moves for the next generation.

The Prince is 33 year old.

Narendra Modi

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Source: Livemint

Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of India. He is the keeper and is very populous amongst the nation of population of 1.3 billion people. Modi has Studied Master of Arts from University of Gujarat and Bachelor of Arts/science from University of Delhi.  In 2016, he unexpectedly announced the plan to eliminate two major Banknotes to reduce the money laundering and corruption. He has raised his image as a global representative or leader during his official visits with Xi Jinping and Donald Trump. He has also emerged as a key figure in the international effort to tackle climate change, as warming affects millions of his country’s rural citizens.

Modi is 68 and separated from his spouse.

Larry Page

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Source: Time Magazine

Larry Page is Co-Founder and CEO of Alphabet. His current Net-worth is $49 Billion. Larry Page sits at the helm of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, healthcare division Calico, smart home appliance division Nest and more. He Co founded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998, who was his fellow Stanford Ph. D. student. Page was Google’s first CEO until 2001. After serving as president of products, he took the CEO job again in 2011.

Page is 45, married and has 1 child.

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