PM Modi ranked 9th in World’s Most Powerful People list
Forbes has ranked Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the top 10 most powerful people in the world. PM Modi has been ranked 9th on the list of 74. The list is topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin consecutively for the fourth straight year. The magazine has said that PM Modi has raised his profile as a global leader and has emerged as a key figure in the international effort to tackle climate change. The magazine also took note of the demonetisation decision taken by PM Modi. Second on the list is US President-elect Donald Trump who improved his ranking from 72. German Chancellor Angela Merkel occupied the third position, followed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at fourth, Pope Francis at fifth, Janet Yellen at sixth, Bill Gates at seventh and Larry Page at eighth.
Forbes had started to compile this list of World’s Most Powerful People from 2009. The number of people on the list is one slot for every 100 million people on Earth. Since, there are nearly 7.4 billion people on Earth, this year’s list has 74 persons. It was 67 in 2009, 70 in 2011 and 71 in 2012.