Forbes ranks PM Modi 9th among world's 10 most powerful people

Dec 15, 2016 12:54 IST

The Forbes’ magazine's annual list of World’s Most Powerful People was released on 14 December 2016. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world. He was ranked at 9th place on the list of 74 people.

Forbes World's Most Powerful People 2016The list was topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin for the fourth straight year. Putin is followed by President-elect of the US Donald Trump (2nd), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (3rd) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (4th).

Forbes list of World's Most Powerful People 2015

Top 10 in the list are

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Rank

Name

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1

Vladimir Putin (64)

Russia

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2

Donald Trump (70)

The United States

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3

Angela Merkel (62)

Germany

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4

Xi Jinping (63)

China

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5

Pope Francis (79)

Roman Catholic Church

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6

Janet Yellen (70)

The United States

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7

Bill Gates (61)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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8

Larry Page (43)

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9

Narendra Modi (66)

India

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10

Mark Zuckerberg (32)

Facebook

Top 10 Youngest in the list

Rank

Name

Country/Organisation

10

Mark Zuckerberg (32)

Facebook

43

Kim Jong-un (33)

North Korea

64

Travis Kalanick (40)

Uber Technologies Inc.

8

Larry Page (43)

Alphabet

30

Sergey Brin (43)

Alphabet

66

Justin Trudeau (44)

Canada

21

Elon Musk (45)

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

45

Ma Huateng (45)

Tencent Holdings

57

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (45)

Islamic State

40

Jay Y. Lee (48)

Samsung Electronics

Five oldest in the list are 88-year-old Li Ka-Shing (rank 33) of CK Hutchison Holdings, 86-year-old Warren Buffett (rank 15) of Berkshire Hathaway, 85-year-old Rupert Murdoch (rank 35) of News Corp, 83-year-old Sheldon Adelson (rank 73) of Las Vegas Sands and 81-year-old Charles Koch (rank 31) of Koch Industries.

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Only six women’s were placed in Forbes magazine’s 'The World's Most Powerful People 2016' list. Women’s in the list are Angela Merkel (rank 3) from Germany, Janet Yellen (rank 6) from the United States, Theresa May (rank 13) of United Kingdom was, Christine Lagarde (rank 25) of International Monetary Fund, Ginni Rometty (rank 61) of IBM and Mary Barra (rank 62) of General Motors.

Apart from Narendra Modi, the other Indian who landed on the Forbes list was Mukesh Ambani (59). He was placed at 38th position in the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people. Forbes comment on PM Narendra Modi

• The list said, India’s populist Prime Minister remains hugely popular in his country of 1.3 billion people.

• In recent years, he has raised his profile as a global leader during official visits with Barack Obama and Xi Jinping.

• It says that Modi 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. It also took note of his demonetisation decision.

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