Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes in a list that has been topped for the first time ever by Chinese president Xi Jinping, who dethroned Russian president Vladimir Putin as the most influential person on the planet.
Modi ranks 9th on the Forbes 2018 list of 75 of the World’s Most Powerful People who make the world turn.
“There are nearly 7.5 billion humans on planet Earth, but these 75 men and women make the world turn. Forbes’ annual ranking of The World’s Most Powerful People identifies one person out of every 100 million whose actions mean the most,” reports Forbes.
Modi, 67, is ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (ranked 13), United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May (14), Chinese premier Li Keqiang (15) and Apple CEO Tim Cook (24).
The others in the top 10 list are German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud. There are 17 new names on the list this year.
Forbes’ annual ranking of The World’s Most Powerful People identifies one person out of every 100 million. While compiling the rankings, Forbes took into account four things. First, it asked if the candidate has power over a large number of people. Then, it assessed the financial resources controlled by the candidate; next, if the candidate is powerful in more than one sphere. Lastly, it checks that the candidate actively used their power.