Who are the greatest and most influential leaders in the world? Are they men or women? Try to guess. The world presents to us some great leaders who really deserve to be honored for their unique personality and the great effort that they exert trying to change the world around them to be better than now. It is difficult to find a leader who can control people around him/her without being hated, but this does not mean that all the leaders in this world are the same. Some leaders are loved by the people whom they control and those people even help their leaders to achieve progress and success, while there are other leaders who use their power to force people under their control to do what they want for themselves and achieve personal goals and desires. Here is a quick glance at the top 10 greatest and most influential leaders in the world. You know some of them because they are famous, but the others may be unknown for you because they do not always appear to us like the famous characters.
His real name is Paul David Hewson, but he is commonly known as Bono which is his stage name. He is an Irish musician, singer-songwriter, businessman, venture capitalist and is also a philanthropist. He is known for being active in the public life and persuading famous leaders, administrations and others from different countries around the world to help the poor countries, especially those which are located in Africa, to solve the several problems that they face including poverty, debts, diseases and other problems from which the poor countries suffer.
9. Alan Mulally
He is the former President and CEO of the Ford Motor Company as he retired in July 2014. What makes Alan Mulally ranked here as one of the greatest leaders in the world is that he succeeded in doing what other leaders of the company tried to do but failed. He saved the company and allowed it to return to profitability without bankruptcy.
8. Aung San Suu Kyi
She is the Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy and she is also an opposition politician in Burma. She spent 15 years under house arrest in Burma until her release in 2010 making her one of the most famous political prisoners. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and was also awarded other prizes by different governments around the world.
7. Jeff Bezos
He is an American investor and he is highly responsible for the growth of e-commerce. Do you ask yourself why? Because he is the founder, chairman and CEO of Amazon.com. Amazon.com was first just an online bookstore and it has grown after that to be the largest online retailer not just in the United States, but in several countries in the whole world. Amazon.com allows you to purchase everything you need whatever it is.
6. Tenzin Gyatso
He is the current and 14th Dalai Lama since 1950 when he was just 15 years old. He is known to be the spiritual leader of the Tibetans and he exerts a huge effort trying to fight violence and spread democracy, peace and reconciliation among different religions in the world through meeting rabbis, popes and imams from around the world. He has a great influence on his followers and he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Do you believe that the Dalai Lama has more than 10 million followers on Twitter seeking for his guidance? This may show you his great influence on people.
5. Warren Buffett
He is one of the most famous investors in America and he is also the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is known for his unique ability to invest his money making him one of the most successful investors in the world and is also ranked as one of the wealthiest people in the world. Warren Buffet is responsible for about 300,000 employees and is known for his policy of not interfering in what is done in the company by other employees making the managers feel that they are like owners which motivates them to exert more effort and increase the profits.
4. Bill Clinton
He left his office as the President of the United States in 2001; however he did not stop working. He is still active but in another sector which is the public life. He is the founder of the Clinton Foundation which is established to help people overcome the different problems that they face such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other problems that are associated with health, economy, environment and even ethnic and religious problems. There is also the Clinton Global Initiative through which Bill Clinton tries with other leaders from around the world including heads of states, billionaires, investors and others to solve the most pressing and worst problems in the world.
3. Angela Merkel
She is the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She is considered to be one of the best national leaders in the world. She is also the leader of the European Union and has succeeded in holding this position efficiently for a long time. She played an important role in managing the financial crisis in Europe. She was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 2nd most powerful person in the world in 2013 and the world’s most powerful woman in 2014.
2. Pope Francis
Although he has been chosen to be the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in different areas around the world, he has succeeded in increasing the number of his admirers in a short period of time. Those who admire Francis are not limited to the Roman Catholics as there are also other people from different countries and religions who admire him for his attitude towards others, new direction and the non-traditional actions that he takes such as including washing and kissing the feet of females and even Muslims in the Holy Thursday rite for the first time, refusing living in the amazing and luxurious papal apartments and palaces and more actions that attract the attention to him and increase the number of his admirers making him a great leader for inspiring others.
Who is the greatest & most influential leader in the world?
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
1. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Do you know him? He is the current President of Egypt since June 2014. He is widely considered as one of the most influential leaders in the whole world especially at the present time. Before being the president of Egypt, Sisi was the Minister of Defense and he played an important role in overthrowing President Mohammed Morsi, who failed to achieve the goals of the January 25 Revolution making people protest against him in the streets asking him to immediately resign.
The new President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi does his best to solve the problems from which the country suffers especially the bad economic conditions. There are several actions that are taken by the President to overcome the serious problems in the country such as increasing the prices of fuel and food to lower the subsidies on energy in addition to foodstuffs. As a matter of fact, if another president did the same things, he would be overthrown quickly.
The president’s policy is chiefly based on honesty and telling his people about everything going on in the country and the problems that need to be quickly handled. This encourages the Egyptian people to take part in solving these problems and prevents them from asking the government to increase their salaries and other demands that were asked before.
There are still some people who are against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, but the majority of the Egyptian people who live in Egypt and outside it are with him. President el-Sisi is known for his strong character; however he is extremely quiet especially during delivering speeches and this is why he is capable of influencing most of the Egyptian people particularly women.
Do you think that those leaders are really great?