Meet the World’s most powerful people as Forbes unveil their 2018 list + Check out the only Nigerian on the list

China’s president, Xi Jinping has been named this year’s most powerful person in the world by Forbes. In March 2018, China’s congress amended its constitution, eliminating term limits and broadening Xi’s influence.

Russian President Vladimir Putin who came in second place has been knocked off the top spot, a title that he held for four consecutive years. A little over one year into his term, President Donald Trump falls to the Number 3 spot.

Four factors were taken into account to select each of the World’s Most Powerful People: how many people over whom they have power; the financial resources they control; if they have influence in more than one sphere; and how actively they wield their power to change the world.

It’s no surprise that Africa’s richest man and Nigerian business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the only Nigerian to make the 75 Most Powerful People in 2018.

He’s pegged on 66th position coming a spot ahead of Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence who’s pegged on number 67 on the list.

See the full list below, compromising of the names, businesses/countries and age:

#1 Xi Jinping China 64
#2 Vladimir Putin Russia 65
#3 Donald Trump United States 71
#4 Angela Merkel Germany 63
#5 Jeff Bezos Amazon.com 54
#6 Pope Francis Roman Catholic Church 81
#7 Bill Gates Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 62
#8 Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud Saudi Arabia 32
#9 Narendra Modi India 67
#10 Larry Page Google 45
#11 Jerome H. Powell United States 65
#12 Emmanuel Macron France 40
#13 Mark Zuckerberg Facebook 33
#14 Theresa May United Kingdom 61
#15 Li Keqiang China 62
#16 Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway 87
#17 Ali Hoseini-Khamenei Iran 78
#18 Mario Draghi European Central Bank 70
#19 Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Chase 62
#20 Carlos Slim Helu America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) 78
#21 Jack Ma Alibaba Group 53
#22 Christine Lagarde International Monetary Fund 62
#23 Doug McMillon Wal-Mart Stores 51
#24 Tim Cook Apple 57
#25 Elon Musk Tesla 46
#26 Benjamin Netanyahu Israel 68
#27 Ma Huateng Tencent Holdings 46
#28 Larry Fink BlackRock 65
#29 Akio Toyoda Toyota Motor 62
#30 John L. Flannery General Electric 56
#31 Antonio Guterres United Nations 69
#32 Mukesh Ambani Reliance Industries Ltd. 61
#33 Jean-Claude Juncker European Union 63
#34 Darren Woods ExxonMobil 53
#35 Sergey Brin Alphabet 44
#36 Kim Jong-un North Korea 34
#37 Charles Koch Koch Industries 82
#38 Shinzo Abe Japan 63
#39 Rupert Murdoch News Corp 87
#40 Satya Nadella Microsoft 50
#41 Jim Yong Kim World Bank 58
#42 Stephen Schwarzman Blackstone Group 71
#43 Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan United Arab Emirates 70
#44 Haruhiko Kuroda Japan 73
#45 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Egypt 63
#46 Li Ka-shing CK Hutchison Holdings 89
#47 Lloyd Blankfein Goldman Sachs Group 63
#48 Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey 64
#49 Bob Iger Walt Disney 67
#50 Michel Temer Brazil 77
#51 Michael Bloomberg Bloomberg 76
#52 Wang Jianlin Dalian Wanda Group 63
#53 Mary Barra General Motors 56
#54 Moon Jae-in South Korea 65
#55 Masayoshi Son Softbank Corp. 60
#56 Bernard Arnault LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton 69
#57 Justin Trudeau Canada 46
#58 Robin Li Baidu 49
#59 Michael Dell Dell 53
#60 Hui Ka Yan Evergrande Real Estate Group 59
#61 Lee Hsien Loong Singapore 66
#62 Bashar al-Assad Syria 52
#63 John Roberts United States 63
#64 Enrique Pena Nieto Mexico 51
#65 Ken Griffin Citadel LLC 49
#66 Aliko Dangote Dangote Group 61
#67 Mike Pence United States 58
#68 Qamar Javed Bajwa Pakistan 57
#69 Rodrigo Duterte Philippines 73
#70 Abigail Johnson Fidelity Investments 56
#71 Reed Hastings Netflix 57
#72 Robert Mueller United States 73
#73 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Islamic State 46
#74 Joko Widodo Indonesia 56
#75 Gianni Infantino FIFA

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