There are some powerful people in a population of 7 Billion. Here we mention 10 of those who matter the most as per Forbes listing. “Any ranking of the world’s most powerful people is going to be subjective, so we don’t pretend ours is definitive. It’s meant to be the beginning of a conversation, not the final word,” notes Forbes contributing editor David Ewalt.

1. Vladimir Putin

He is the world’s most powerful person for four years, Russia’s president has exerted his country’s influence in nearly every corner of the globe from the motherland to Syria to the U.S. presidential elections, Putin continues to get what he wants. In 2016 Russian hackers were accused of tapping into email accounts owned by members of the U.S. Democratic Party in a bid to aid the campaign of Donald Trump.


2. Donald Trump

The 70 years old American president has a $3.6 billion net worth. He has become the first billionaire president of the United States, after upsetting Hillary Clinton in a surprising election victory. He has said that he will hand over the reins to his real estate empire, which includes office towers, private golf clubs and luxury hotels, to his children.