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: