Have you ever wondered who are the most influential people in this world ? We have prepared for you a selection that will answer this question. I’m sure you will be surprised
7. Elon Musk
Elon Musk has proven to be one of the most powerful and most consistent billionaires on our list. His bid to take over one of the biggest social media channels, Twitter, at the agreed price of $54.20 per share, is testament to this. But Twitter deal aside, the CEO of Tesla is by far the richest person in the 2022 index, with a personal net worth growth of almost 30% and entity growth of 17.51%, compared to last year’s data.
6. Li Keqiang
Mr Keqiang is the Premier of the People’s Republic of China. With recent reports indicating that the Chinese media are giving more airtime to Mr. Keqiang, there is strong speculation afoot that the Premier is taking charge of the government’s economic policy.
5. Xi Jinping
Also moving down a position is Xi Jinping, leader of China’s only political party – the Chinese Communist Party – and President of the People’s Republic of China, who lands at number five in this year’s index. President Jinping presides over the world’s second largest economy and a population of 1.4 billion people. Furthermore, in 2020 China had the largest army in the world with over two million active military personnel. China’s parliament recently amended its constitution, broadening President Jinping’s reach and scrapping governing term limits, affording him immense and ongoing political power.
Sergey Brin remains Alphabet’s co-founder, controlling stakeholder and, as of 2022, the fourth most powerful person in the world. His net worth has increased by 43% since 2021, making him and Larry Page centibillionaires. The wealth of the co-founders of Google has been growing prodigiously following the growth of Alphabet shares during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Bill Gates
American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist. He is a co-founder of Microsoft, along with his late childhood friend Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He was a major entrepreneur of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.
2. Larry Page
Larry Page has increased his personal net worth by 45% since last year! The majority of Page’s wealth comes from his stake in Alphabet, which is the parent company of Google. And even aside from his personal net worth growing so drastically, Alphabet’s net worth has grown by almost 13% since 2021, the combination of which has resulted in Larry Page holding on to a high-ranking spot in the 2022 index, in second place,
1. Joe Biden
Leading the world’s most powerful economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, global economic crisis and increased political polarisation put Joe Biden in the top position.
Current affairs surrounding the war in Ukraine have increased the already evident global tensions between Russia and NATO, which has resulted in the USA growing exponentially in popularity. This was also instrumental in Biden taking the top spot, which proves that political leaders still rank higher than business leaders. Even Google search results for the USA tripled this year in comparison to 2021.