50 Most Powerful Politicians in the World

Politics is a dynamic unpredictable game; you will always find it changed with time and technological advancement. Especially this combination of power and politics exert an irresistible charm and lead many people to join the political world. 

Unfortunately, very few of them actually make a good difference for society and introduce healthy changes. Most of them found themselves in political conspiracies and smear campaigns that damage their entire reputation.

However, as Henry Kissinger once said, “Power is the supreme aphrodisiac”.

Now this explains why politics and power are intertwined and what makes politicians irresistibly attracted personalities all around the world.

Politicians are powerful, influential, smart, clever, and follow playful tactics to make a difference. If you are also inspired by their power and political position, you must love to know some of the most impactful politicians in the world who did a tremendous job for their country and nation’s development.

So, let’s scroll down and check out who are the most powerful politicians all around the world and earned big names and fame for their political contributions.

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Xi Jinping: 

He is the president of China since 2013 and has considered the most influential person in the world. 

Vladimir Putin: 

Vladimir Putin is the second most powerful politician who is the president of Russia.

Joe Biden:

How could we miss Joe Biden is this list who is currently a president of the United States of America and also one the most influential politicians in the world. 

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Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz:

Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz was a former King of Saudi Arabia who also served as a Military Commander and king from 2005 until he died in 2015.

Donald Trump:

The 75 years old Donald Trump was a former US president who is an influential politician, media personality, and businessman. He was the 45th President of the US.

Justin Trudeau:

Justin Trudeau is the 23rd Canadian Prime Minister since November 2015 and also a great leader of the liberal party since April 2013.

Barack Obama:

Barack Obama was the 1st African American personality who had the honor of being the President of the United States of America’s office. He ended his term in 2016.

Narendra Modi:

Narendra Modi is a Prime Minister of India since 2014. He is also an efficient technology expert who had a great contribution to the modernization of India’s infrastructure. He has also been voted as the “most powerful leader in 2019” by the UK Magazine poll.

Boris Johnson:

Boris Johnson is a British politician and writer who is currently been serving as a prime minister of the United Kingdom since 2019. He has also been the mayor of London from 2008-to 2016.

Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud:

Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud is a king of Saudi Arabia since January 2015. He is also the 25th son of King Abdul-Aziz. He was also a crown prince of Saudi Arabia from 2012-to 2015.

Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan:

Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the president of the United Arab Emirates. He is also the Emir of Abu Dhabi as well as the Supreme Commander of UAE armed forces, making him the extremely powerful politician in the world.

Angela Merkel:

Angela Merkel is a famous German politician and served as the first female chancellor of Germany from 2005-to 2021. She also served as an opposition leader from 2002-to 2005.

David Cameron:

David Cameron is a British politician and businessman. He was a leader of a Conservative party from 2005-to 2016 and identified as one nation conservative.

Kim Jong-un:

Kim Jong-un is a famous North-Korean Politician who has got the honor of serving as Supreme leader of North Korea since 2011.

Dilma Rousseff:

Ever heard about Dilma? She is the president of Brazil since 2011 and also the first female who holds such a position in the country. 

Benjamin Netanyahu:

Benjamin was the Prime Minister of Israel since 2009. After a few years, he began the largest military engagement of three terms in the 50-day war against Hamas and killed 2,000 people.

Shinzo Abe:

Shinzo Abe was the prime minister of Japan who belongs to the right-wing party. She is popular for her economic policy renamed “Abenomics” that concerns the printing of billions of dollars to revive the economy of Japan.

Emmanuel Macron:

Emmanuel Macron is a president of France since 2017 and an influential political figure in the world due to his remarkable contributions to terrorism, civil rights, migrant crisis, and many more.

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Ben Bernanke:

Ben Bernanke is a famous American economist who served two terms as the 14th Chair of Federal reserves. He addressed the issue of the financial crisis and was confirmed as a second-term chairman after being renominated by Obama.

Hillary Clinton:

Who doesn’t know about the very famous Hillary Clinton? She is a wonderful American Politician, lawyer, writer, and public speaker and the 11th chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast.

Sarah Palin:

Sarah Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author, and also a reality TV personality who has been the 9th governor of Alaska from 2006-2009.

Kamala Harris:

Kamala Devi Harris is another American Politician who is also the highest-ranking first female official in US history. She is the 49th vice president of the United States.

Nancy Pelosi:

Nancy Pelosi is a remarkable hardworking American politician who is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and performing her duties since 2019.

George W. Bush:

We couldn’t miss George Walker Bush on the list of powerful politicians who is also a businessman and has been the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009.

Bill Clinton:

William Jefferson Clinton is one of the famous American politicians as well as attorneys and managed to be the 42nd president of the United States.  He served from 1993 to 2001. He has also been a governor of Arkansas for four terms.

Mike Pence:

Mike Pence is another powerful politician, broadcaster, and lawyer. He served as the 48th vice president of the United States. He performed the duties from 2017-to 2021.

Elizabeth Warren:

Elizabeth Warren is an American politician as well as a famous law professor. She has been the most senior United States senator from Massachusetts and has been serving since 2013.

Sonia Gandhi:

Sonia Gandhi is a popular and powerful Indian Politician who is also the president of the Indian National Congress which is a very high-class political party in India. She governed India for post-independence history.

Manmohan Singh:

Manmohan Singh is a very famous Indian economist, politician, and academic who was the 13th Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. 

Jacinda Ardern:

Everybody knows and loves Jacinda Ardern for her bravery and enormous political contributions. She is the 40th prime minister of New Zealand as well as a leader of a Labour party.

Arnold Schwarzenegger:

Very few people know that Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger has also been a popular politician and served as the 38th governor of California in 2013-2011. He is a famous Austrian American actor, former bodybuilder, and film producer.

Bernie Sanders:

Bernie Sanders is a popular activist and an American politician. He has fulfilled the responsibilities of junior US senator from Vermont and as the US State representative.

Mitt Romney:

Mitt Romney is also an American politician who has been serving as the junior US Senator from Utah.

Sadiq Khan:

Sadiq Khan is a popular yet powerful British politician who has been serving as a Mayor in London since 2016. He is also a member of the Labour party.

Sadaf Jaffer:

Sadaf Jaffer is a great American politician and scholar who is also the Mayor of Montgomery Township, Somerset County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. She has been the first woman of South Asian descent who served as a mayor of a town in New Jersey.

Sajid Javid:

Sajid Javid is one of the most impactful British Muslim politicians who belong to Pakistan. He was closest to former Prime Minister Cameron and also included in the category of most powerful ministers.

Sayeeda Warsi:

Sayeeda Warsi is a popular British lawyer, Muslim politician, and member of the House of Lords. She proudly handled the responsibilities of co-Chairperson of the Conservative Party from 2010 to 2012.

Yasmin Qureshi:

Yasmin Qureshi is a famous British Labour Party politician as well as a barrister practicing criminal law. She proudly headed the criminal legal section of the UN Mission in Kosovo. Later she was appointed Director of the Department of Judicial Administration there.

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Kamal Qureshi:

Kamal Qureshi is a Danish-Pakistani politician. He belongs to the Socialist People’s Party as well as a member of the Danish parliament from 2001 to 2011.

Ilhan Omer:

Ilhan Omer is a Muslim politician who has been serving as a US representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district.

Park Geun-Hye:

Park Geun-Hye is another powerful politician who is also a president of South Korea and probably the first female leader of her country.

Ali Khamenei:

Who isn’t aware of the most powerful and influential leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei? The 76 years old leader has been a powerful authority since 1989 and openly talks against the Western influence in Iran and middle eastern countries.

Francois Hollande:

Francois Hollande is an influential leader and president of France who has dealt with several terrorist attacks in Paris and fought against ISIS.

Asif Ali Zardari:

Asif Ali Zardari is a powerful Pakistani politician who is the former president of Pakistan and also the co-chairperson of the Pakistan People’s Party. The 66 years old politician has been the 11th president of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013 and was also the democratically elected president in the country.

John Kerry:

John Kerry was born in Aurora, Colorado, and he was also a famous senator for Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013. John also got the honors of Democratic Party’s nominee for president in the election of 2004. But unfortunately, he lost to George W. Bush.

Janet Reno:

Janet Reno was the first brave woman who acted as the US attorney general. Janet was also the 2nd longest-serving attorney general who managed her responsibilities from 1993 to 2001.

Jimmy Carter:

Jimmy Carter is the powerful oldest living politician who was born in 1924 in Plains, Georgia. Jimmy was the 39th president of the United States and he has also been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his contributions to international conflicts. 

Mark Hatfield:

Mark Hatfield is also called the liberal Republican as well as a pacifist throughout his five terms in Congress. Mark was also the chairperson of the Appropriations Committee.

Nikki Haley:

Nikki Haley is another powerful female politician who is also the first governor of South Carolina as well as served as the US ambassador to the United Nations under Donald Trump.

Patty Murray:

Patty Murray was born in Washington. And she is the first woman senator who represents the State and also the 6th senior member of the Senate.


So, this was our list of 50 most powerful and influential politicians around the world who made remarkable contributions in politics and have done so much for their country and nation’s development. 

There are still lots of struggling politicians who are trying to create a mark and stabilize their identity in a tough and saturated political world. Especially female politicians who constantly face threats of violence and murder are still actively participating in political campaigns and winning the heart of supporters. 

From great politicians, Winston Churchill to Adolf Hitler, and today’s politicians like Trump to Joe Biden, every politician has something great in their records. You can get more details about the above-mentioned powerful politicians and learn what significant contributions they have made so far.

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