World’s top 74 most powerful people on Forbes list 2017 Dangote only African man on the list

Russian President Vladimir Putin was ranked  no1 as the World’s top 74 most powerful people by Forbes after Russia managed to put US threat of an attack on Syria at bay. Russia also gave asylum to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who spilled the bins on US intelligence for the first time.

Donald Trump came 2nd and Pope Francis came 5th.Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been named by Forbes as one of the most influential/Powerful persons in the world.

 

Dangote, the only African occupies 64th position on the list.

 

See full list below

 

#1 Vladimir Putin Russia 65

#2      Donald Trump United States 71

#3Angela MerkelGermany63

#4Xi JinpingChina64

#5Pope FrancisRoman Catholic Church80

#6Janet YellenUnited States71

#7Bill GatesBill & Melinda Gates Foundation62

#8Larry PageGoogle44

#9Narendra ModiIndia67

#10Mark ZuckerbergFacebook33

 

#11Mario DraghiEuropean Central Bank70

#12Li KeqiangChina62

#13Theresa MayUnited Kingdom61

#14Jeff BezosAmazon.com53

#15Warren BuffettBerkshire Hathaway87

#16Salman bin Abdulaziz Al SaudSaudi Arabia 81

#17Carlos Slim HeluAmérica Móvil77

#18Ali Hoseini-KhameneiIran78

#19Jamie DimonChase61

#20Benjamin NetanyahuIsrael68

 

#21Elon MuskTesla46

#22Jeffrey ImmeltGeneral Electric61

#23Francois HollandeFrance63

#24Rex TillersonExxonMobil65

#25Christine LagardeInternational Monetary Fund61

#26Lloyd BlankfeinGoldman Sachs Group63

#27Doug McMillonWal-Mart Stores51

#28Jack MaAlibaba Group53

#29Akio ToyodaToyota Motor61

#30Sergey BrinGoogle44

 

#31Charles KochKoch Industries82

#32Tim CookApple57

#33Li Ka-shingCK Hutchison Holdings89

#34Larry FinkBlackRock65

#35Rupert MurdochNews Corp86

#36Antonio GuterresUnited Nations68

#37Shinzo AbeJapan63

#38Mukesh AmbaniReliance Industries60

#39Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan United Arab Emirates 69

#40Jay Y. LeeSamsung Electronics49

 

#41Ding XuedongChina57

#42Jim Yong KimWorld Bank57

#43Kim Jong-unNorth Korea34

#44Abdel el-SisiEgypt63

#45Ma HuatengTencent Holdings46

#46Michael DellDell52

#47Haruhiko KurodaJapan73

#48Barack ObamaUnited States56

#49Khalid Al-FalihSaudi Arabia57

#50John RobertsUnited States62

 

#51Satya NadellaMicrosoft50

#52Stephen SchwarzmanBlackstone Group70

#53Masayoshi SonSoftbank60

#54Enrique Pena NietoMexico51

#55Michael BloombergBloomberg75

#56Recep ErdoganTurkey63

#57Abu Bakr al-BaghdadiIslamic State46

#58Alisher UsmanovMetalloinvest64

#59Wang JianlinDalian Wanda Group63

#60Robin LiBaidu49

 

#61Ginni RomettyIBM60

#62Mary BarraGeneral Motors55

#63Bashar al-AssadSyria52

#64Travis KalanickUber Technologies Inc.41

#65Carl IcahnIcahn Capital Management 81yrs8

#66Justin TrudeauCanada45

#67Bob IgerWalt Disney66

#68Aliko Dangote Dangote Group 60

#69Mike PenceUnited States58

#70Rodrigo DutertePhilippines72

 

#71Ayman al-ZawahiriAl-Qaeda66

#72Sheldon AdelsonLas Vegas Sands84

#73Peter ThielFounders Fund50

#74Chuck SchumerUnited States67

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