Every year, Forbes compiles a global list of powerful people. This year, there are 75 people on the list, about one hundred million people in the world. So what are the power representatives of Forbes in 2018? The editor summarizes the following list of Forbes' most influential people in the world.
Of the 75 people on the list, 17 made it for the first time. Among the new entrants are the head of state, the billionaire, the head of the organization, senior executives and a special prosecutor. They have one thing in common: their words and actions affect many people, many businesses and even the whole economy.
The new members of the list include the new president of France, the new chief of staff of Pakistan's army, and the most influential sports figures. Here is their introduction:
Only one of the new entrants is in the top ten. He is the eighth crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed & middot; Ben & middot; Salman & middot; Al Saud. Last November, he launched an anti-corruption operation, arresting 200 powerful people in the country, including his billionaire cousins, to hand over their personal wealth to the country. After isolating their assets, he visited the United States and met with President trump, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and others.
Jerome & middot; Powell was a partner in the Carlyle Group. In February, Powell became chairman of the Federal Reserve because trump did not extend Yellen's term. In view of the general consensus that Yellen has made outstanding achievements in his work, Powell is shouldering a heavy responsibility. Powell was educated at Georgetown University.
Because France's popular presidential candidate, Francois Fillon, is involved in a corruption scandal, the relatively low-profile Emmanuel & middot; makron seized the opportunity in early 2017. Marcon united the centre and the left, defeated the far right candidate Marina & middot; Le Pen in May last year, and became France's youngest leader since Napoleon at the age of 39. Mr makron, who worked at Rothschild bank, has huge plans to tackle France's ills. In an interview with Forbes, markron announced that it would cancel 30% of the exit tax. The tax applies to anyone who wants to send money abroad from France.
Last August, John Flannery took over as CEO of General Electric. Founded by Edison in 1890, Ge is one of the most iconic companies in the United States. At the moment, it is clear that GM is not at its best: its share price has halved in the past three years, largely due to the underperformance of M & A activities in its power business over decades. John Flannery, a veteran of General Electric, holds an MBA from Wharton. He faces a bitter battle to persuade investors and customers that companies can rise again.
When Jean Claude middot Juncker, the head of the EU, took office, the EU was in a difficult year. After the brexit referendum, the anti EU sentiment of many countries has reached an unprecedented height. Jean Claude Juncker was Prime Minister of Luxembourg. He needs to convince heads of government and citizens that the 26 year old EU is still good for them.
Rex & Middleton Tillerson retired from Exxon Mobil after receiving a $180 million pension and took over as secretary of state of the United States, but his new post was short. After Tillerson left, the company's board appointed Darren & middot; woods, a Kansas native, as its chief executive. ExxonMobil is preparing for a low-carbon era in the future, and woods has a huge plan for the company. Earlier this year, woods told Forbes: 'we understand the risks. '
Brazil's president, Michelle t'meyer, is the only South American on the list. After the impeachment and dismissal of former president dilma and middot Rousseff, then Vice President temer took over the country's most important post. In the near future, none of Brazil's presidents has gone well. Rousseff's predecessor, Lula, was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison. Temer himself was involved in a corruption scandal.
The former president was also named after Wen's moon Jae in the post of the president. Wen Yin served in the special forces. Former President Park Geun hye was elected president of South Korea after being sentenced to 24 years in prison for corruption. In April, Wen Yin and North Korean leader Kim Jeong-eun became the moon Jae in the front page. At that time, Kim Jong Un crossed the border for the first time and entered the South Korean side. The two said they would work hard to improve bilateral relations.
Xu Jiayin, China's billionaire, is also a new entrant from the Far East. China Evergrande, a real estate developer owned by Xu Jiayin, has outperformed in the past year, with its share price rising nearly 230%.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on the list this year. Two years have passed since his new term, and 14 years have passed since he became head of government of Singapore. Singapore is a city country, advocating free market economy and successful development. According to Li, the economy is estimated to grow by 2.5% this year. Li Xianlong is also chairman of GIC private limited. The company is one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, with an estimated $359 billion in assets under management.
One of the powerful people from Wall Street is Ken Griffin. Last year, he made about $1.4 billion from his $28 billion citadel hedge fund. Recently, he privately spent $60 million on Chicago's most expensive home.
Although Qamar Javed bajwa, Pakistan's army chief of staff, has a nominal superior (he was appointed by the prime minister), this is not the case. At the end of last year, he refused to implement Prime Minister Abbasi's order to send troops against Islamist protesters in Islamabad, and reached peace with angry crowds. The conflict led to the resignation of the attorney general. Bajawa is the most powerful man in the nuclear country, serving in the United Nations peacekeeping force in Congo with the former commander in chief of the Indian army. The former commander in chief of the Indian army praised his professionalism.
Abigail Johnson, Fidelity's heiress, made the list for the first time this year. In the same year, the company managed $2.4 trillion in assets. Her MBA from Harvard University is one of the richest women in the world, with a fortune of more than $15 billion. Her grandfather founded fidelity in 1946.
Two people on the list are from Hollywood, one of whom doesn't even live in Southern California. The Netflix headquarters of reed Hastings is closer to apple and Google than it is to the Disney and Hollywood logos. As Netflix became more popular, his net worth more than doubled. By the end of March, Netflix had 125 million users worldwide.
Robert M ü ller is the longest serving FBI Director except for J. Edgar Hoover. From 2001 to 2013, he was outstanding in the Vietnam War. He was appointed to investigate whether Trump's campaign was' inter Russian 'and the extent to which it was' inter Russian'. So far, Robert Muller has accused several people closest to the president. According to reports, he provided an online report, which led to the raid and search of Trump's private lawyer.
Zoko & middot; Widodo is the leader of Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country (more than 260 million people) and the largest economy in Southeast Asia. Recently, he has been targeted by human rights groups after reports that an Indonesian teenager was jailed for 18 months for insulting the president on Facebook. Widodo, also known as zokovay, still has domestic support to a large extent.
The most powerful person in sports is Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA. After his predecessor Sepp Blatter resigned over a series of corruption scandals, Jenny & Middleton; ivantino took up the post. In June, FIFA will announce a major event: the host country of the 2026 World Cup. The current contenders are Morocco and co sponsored Canada, the United States and Mexico.