Mumbai/ Nagpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved up 6 positions to become the ninth most powerful person in the world, according to the Forbes list of “World’s Most Powerful People– 2015.”
PM Modi is working a lot towards the economy of the country with his various foreign visits and bringing in investments in the country. Since his election as the Prime Minister of India, Modi has brought in major changes in the country’s economy. Make in India. Digital India. Skill India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan are some of his initiatives. He aims to bring in 100 smart cities in the country.
This list of Forbes considers hundreds of candidates around the world and the parameters in which their power is calculated are-
— power over lots of people,
— financial resources controlled by each person,
— power in multiple spheres, and
— active use of power.
Here is the list of the top 10 powerful people in the world:
1) Vladimir Putin (President of Russia), 2) Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany), 3) Barack Obama (US President), 4) Pope Francis (Bishop of Rome), 5) Xi Jinping (General Secretary of Communist Party of China), 6) Bill Gates (Microsoft Giant), 7) Janet Yellen (Chairing Federal Reserve of Washington, USA), 8) David Cameron (British PM), 9) Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India) and 10) Larry Page (Google CEO).