Top 10 Most Powerful Leaders in the World in 2024

Most Powerful Leaders in the World in 2024

It is impossible to run the world without world leaders. They try their best to promote peace and prosperity not only within their own country but also among other national leaders. Since they are leaders, they have a lot of power and their decisions can make or break the future of our world. In this article, we will be talking about the top 10 most powerful world leaders in 2024. 


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1. Vladimir Putin:

Vladimir Putin


Before he became the leader of Russia, Putin was a part of the KGB and the director of FSB. He was born and brought up in Russia itself and is believed to be the most remarkable Russian President since the fall of the Soviet Union. Under his leadership, Russia has made remarkable international decisions and also managed to redraw international boundaries like the annexation of Crimea in 2014. Some of Putin’s expeditions have led to human rights violations, and he is a wanted man according to international laws. 


2. Xi Jinping:

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is the current leader of China and the Chinese Communist Party, and from the looks of it, he is going to be the leader for a long time. Under his leadership, China has made significant strides in all aspects; economic, social, cultural and political. He has made significant efforts to bring the population of China under control and make the existing population smart, sharp, and assets to the country. He first got elected in the year 2012 and has retained his position till now. 



3. Joe Biden:

Joe Biden

Joe Biden, a Democrat, is the 46th president of the United States of America. Before him, Donald Trump was the president, who created a chaotic situation in the country. Joe Biden with his liberal and left-wing policies has made tremendous efforts in changing the situation of the country. He managed the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, alleviated economic tensions, and has been making decisions to undo the damage of climate change. Under his leadership, America has emerged to be one of the most powerful nations. He is a very well-respected leader. 



4. Olaf Scholz:

Olaf Scholz

Leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Olaf has been a leader since 2021 as the Chancellor of Germany. He has been a part of various international conferences and discussions as a representative of his country and has made remarkable decisions for the betterment of his people. He advocated for mandarin COVID-19 vaccines in late 2021 and faced opposition from the far-right party existing in Germany. He has been a part of many international organisations as well such as the International Monetary Fund, European Investment Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and more. 


5. Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud:

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia and son of King Salman, Mohammed is a descendant of the Saudi royal family. He is economically driven which can be seen by the introduction of Vision 2030. With Vision 2030, he aims to change the way industries have been working and make them more technically modern and up-to-date. His leadership however has faced heavy criticism due to violations of certain human rights. He has been in legal trouble due to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 



6. Narendra Modi:

Narendra Modi first became the Prime Minister of India in 2014 and has brought about remarkable changes in the country. He introduced many prominent policies and missions like the Swachh Bharat mission, Make in India, Goods and Services Tax, Neighbourhood First policy and many more. He has been a part of various international conferences and put India on the map. Under his leadership, India had the honour of hosting the G-20 international summit in Delhi. Narendra Modi has undoubtedly made India a better country not only from an inside view but also from a global standpoint. His ideas and knowledge have had a huge contribution to the success of this democracy. 


7. Emmanuel Macron:

Emmanuel Macron has been the president of France since 2017. Before that, he was the minister of Economics, Industry and Digital affairs and has made significant strides during his tenure as president. He has been awarded international prizes and honours in countries such as Mexico, the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Denmark, Finland and many more. He has greatly improved the status of the French economy. 



8. Rishi Sunak:

Rishi Sunak started his tenure as the Prime minister of the United Kingdom in 2022. He belongs to the Conservative party and is the first Asian-British person to hold office in that position. He had a strong plan of action to steer the country away from the horrors of COVID-19 and managed to maintain the economic stability of the nation as well. He became prime minister at a time when the condition of the country was turbulent and now, two years later, he has managed to get the country back on track. 


9. Kim Jong Un:

Kim Jong Un, head of the Workers Party of Korea, has been the supreme leader of North Korea since 2011. He is a member of various important organisations in North Korea, including the most prominent decision-making body in the nation. Since he runs a totalitarian regime, he has been highly criticised by the United Nations. He has many charges and should be tried in court for the crimes he has committed. 



10. Justin Trudeau:

Justin Trudeau has been the head of the Canadian government since 2015. He belongs to the liberal party of Canada and has worked hard to keep his country safe. He made recreational marijuana legal and has done many trade deals, for example, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement. He has also launched children’s welfare programs. 


These world leaders, with their strategic understanding of how a country should be run, have brought them here. Their impact on world politics will always be remembered.


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