Chinaâ€™s president, Xi Jinping has been named this yearâ€™s most powerful person in the world by Forbes. In March 2018, Chinaâ€™s congress amended its constitution, eliminating term limits and broadening Xiâ€™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 Worldâ€™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.
Itâ€™s no surprise that Africaâ€™s richest man and Nigerian business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the only Nigerian to make the 75 Most Powerful People in 2018.
Heâ€™s pegged on 66th position coming a spot ahead of Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence whoâ€™s pegged on number 67 on the list.
See the full list below, compromising of the names, businesses/countries and age: