Who runs this world? When you look at the puppet politicians in the government, one realizes that they won’t be them. In the past, the idea of ​​the Illuminati was considered a conspiracy theory, today we already know that the richest families and corporations have a major influence in the world and can change global events. Power is not only measured in the amount of money a person owns, and the mainstream media will never tell you who the most powerful force on the planet really is. Nevertheless, we will imagine 10 people who are considered the most powerful in the world.

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping leads the second largest economy in the world. He is a real dictator. He has been president since 2013, since then human rights have decreased, censorship has increased and massive surveillance of the population has increased. He was born in Beijing in 1953, the second son of Chinese Communist veteran Xi Zhongxun. China has major influence because it produces goods for the whole world, has one of the strongest armies, and its power is constantly growing rapidly. China’s parliament expanded the power of the president by abolishing term limits. This president has China firmly in his hands and considers himself the most powerful man on the planet.

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Vladimir Putin

This man is considered the second most powerful man in the world. Vladimir Putin Putin was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) and graduated from Leningrad State University in 1975. He has been the president of Russia since 2012. He worked as a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before entering politics.

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Joe Biden

Apparently, this is not a powerful person, but only a sick puppet. Nevertheless, he belongs on our list because his role is associated with great political power. He was born in 1942 in Pennsylvania. In 2020, he succeeded Donald Trump and became the 46th President of the USA. His main goal was to destroy the results brought to the American people by former President Donald Trump. A member of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 1973 to 2009, representing Delaware as a senator.

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Angela Merkel

German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. Considered the most powerful woman in the world. Between 2002 and 2005, she headed the opposition before becoming chancellor. She is the first female chancellor of Germany and is widely regarded as the de facto leader of the European Union. She was born in Hamburg and studied at the Karl Marx University in Leipzig. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, she joined the new Democratic Awakening party, which was later merged with the East German Christian Democratic Union.

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Donald Trump

He was born on June 14, 1946. He is an American Republican politician who served as the President of the United States from 2017 to 2021. Although he is no longer the President of the United States, he still has great political power and is trusted by many Americans. The current government is constantly trying to cut him off from power, his Twitter account has been blocked, and the raid on his residence is now known. He founded the social network The Truth and owns a fortune worth about 3 billion dollars.

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Jeff Bezos

He was born on January 12, 1964. He is most famous for founding Amazon in 1994. His net worth is now $151.9 billion. Bezos owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company that develops rockets. Not much is known about his political influence, but given his wealth and ownership of large companies, he probably has a lot of influence.

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Bill Gates

American computer programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded Microsoft Corporation. He was born on October 28, 1955. Gates has an estimated net worth of $145.3 billion. He is very involved in the health sector and buys agricultural land in bulk. Gates along with his wife Melinda launched the William H. Gates Foundation in 1994 which was later renamed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 1999 to fund global health programs. It is speculated that he has great political influence in the world, which is constantly growing.

Bill Gates, Co-Chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shows a vaccine during the press conference. Credit: UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferr – UN Geneva https://www.flic kr.com/photos/unisgeneva/5730267372

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

Many people know him as the dictator who had a journalist named Jamal Khashoggi murdered for criticizing his policies. Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is a Saudi Arabia politician who is the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and also happens to be the country’s deputy prime minister. MBS also serves as the chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, the chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs, and the Minister of Defense. Born on August 31, 1985, his power has been steadily growing since his accession to the throne.

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis meets with Saudi Arabia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., Mar. 22, 2018. (DoD photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm) https://www.flickr.com/photos/secdef/39146509160/

Narendra Modi

The current and 14th prime minister of India, which is the world’s largest democracy. Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat state from 2001 until 2014. He was born on September 17, 1950 and now leads the most populous country in the world, which has 1.3 billion people. He has emerged as a strong political figure who is popular among his citizens.

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Pope Francis

A spiritual leader listened to by over 1 billion people. He was born on December 17, 1936 and his goal is to transform the image of the Catholic Church. He took care of a wide range of changes. The Church has always been associated with great power, and thus Pope Francis is among the most powerful people on the planet.

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