The FP Power Map

The 500 most powerful people on the planet.

By , the Europe editor at Foreign Policy from 2015-2017.

Is it possible to identify the 500 most powerful individuals on the planet -- one in 14 million? That's what we tried to do with the inaugural FP Power Map, our inventory of the people who control the commanding heights of the industries that run the world, from politics to high finance, media to energy, warfare to religion. Think of it as a list of all the most important other lists. Here's how they stack up -- and why (sorry, declinists!) Americans are still No. 1 in pretty much everything that matters. For now.

Is it possible to identify the 500 most powerful individuals on the planet — one in 14 million? That’s what we tried to do with the inaugural FP Power Map, our inventory of the people who control the commanding heights of the industries that run the world, from politics to high finance, media to energy, warfare to religion. Think of it as a list of all the most important other lists. Here’s how they stack up — and why (sorry, declinists!) Americans are still No. 1 in pretty much everything that matters. For now.

Sources and Methods: Where possible, we took a “list of lists” approach, consulting the authoritative rankings for a given industry and substituting judgment where quantitative assessments do not exist. Among our sources: Box Office Mojo Yearly Box Office, by Thomas Brinkoff, Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes World’s Most Powerful People, Global Finance World’s 50 Biggest Banks, Fortune Global 500, Global Journal Top 100 NGOs, Institute of Media and Communications Policy International Media Corporations, Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500, PFC Energy 50, SIPRI Military Expenditure Database and SIPRI Top 100 companies, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Fund Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Thomson Reuters, Vanity Fair New Establishment List, Wall Street Journal MarketWatch World’s Largest Mutual Funds.

Mahmoud Abbas President, Palestinian Authority West Bank
Tony Abbott Liberal Party leader Australia
Shinzo Abe Prime minister Japan
Jill Abramson New York Times executive editor USA
Sheldon Adelson Las Vegas Sands CEO and chair USA
Aga Khan IV Ismaili Muslim imam Britain
Daniel Akerson General Motors CEO and chair USA
Rinat Akhmetov System Capital Management owner Ukraine
Karl Albrecht Aldi Süd owner Germany
Vagit Alekperov Lukoil president Russia
Keith Alexander National Security Agency director USA
Paul Allen Microsoft co-founder and Vulcan Inc. chair USA
Yukiya Amano International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Japan
Shlomo Amar Sephardic chief rabbi Israel
Mukesh Ambani Reliance Industries chair and managing director India
Yaakov Amidror National security advisor Israel
Celso Amorim Defense minister Brazil
Marc Andreessen Andreessen Horowitz co-founder USA
A.K. Antony Defense minister India
Catherine Ashton European Union foreign minister Britain
Taro Aso Finance minister Japan
Bashar al-Assad President Syria
Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz al-Assaf Finance minister Saudi Arabia
Aung San Suu Kyi Opposition leader Burma
Jean-Marc Ayrault Prime minister France
Alberto Baillères Grupo Bal chair Mexico
John Baird Foreign minister Canada
Bernard Bajolet Directorate-General for External Security head* France
Steve Ballmer Microsoft CEO USA
Ban Ki-moon United Nations secretary-general South Korea
Mario Barletta Radical Civic Union president Argentina
José Manuel Barroso European Commission president Portugal
Bartholomew I Ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople Turkey
Omar Hassan al-Bashir President Sudan
Fatou Bensouda International Criminal Court prosecutor Gambia
Ben Bernanke Federal Reserve chair USA
Pier Luigi Bersani Democratic Party secretary Italy
Jeff Bewkes Time Warner Inc. CEO and chair USA
Jeff Bezos Amazon CEO USA
Ted Bianco Wellcome Trust acting director Britain
Joseph Biden Vice president USA
Carl Bildt Foreign minister Sweden
Robert Birgeneau U.C. Berkeley chancellor USA
Tony Blair Former prime minister Britain
Lloyd Blankfein Goldman Sachs CEO and chair USA
Len Blavatnik Access Industries chair USA
Michael Bloomberg New York mayor USA
John Boehner Speaker of the House of Representatives USA
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé BNP Paribas CEO and director France
Alexander Bortnikov FSB director Russia
Leszek Borysiewicz Cambridge University chief executive Britain
John Brennan CIA director USA
Sergey Brin Google co-founder USA
Andrew Brown Church Commissioners CEO and secretary Britain
Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway CEO USA
Ursula Burns Xerox CEO USA
David Cameron Prime minister Britain
Bob Carr Foreign minister Australia
Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Juárez cartel leader Mexico
John Chambers Cisco CEO and chair USA
Margaret Chan World Health Organization director-general China
Norman Chan Hong Kong Monetary Authority CEO Hong Kong
Stephen Chazen Occidental CEO and president USA
Dhanin Chearavanont Charoen Pokphand Group chair Thailand
Chen Yuan China Development Bank chair China
Cheng Yu-tung Investor Hong Kong
Palaniappan Chidambaram Finance minister India
Jean-Paul Chifflet Crédit Agricole CEO France
James Clapper Director of national intelligence USA
Helen Clark U.N. Development Program administrator New Zealand
Joseph Clayton Dish Network CEO and president USA
Bill Clinton Former president USA
Hillary Clinton Former secretary of state USA
Tim Cook Apple CEO USA
Jean-François Copé Union for a Popular Movement president France
Michael Corbat Citigroup CEO USA
Ertharin Cousin U.N. World Food Program executive director USA
James Cuno J. Paul Getty Trust CEO and president USA
Siyabonga Cwele State security minister South Africa
Ophelia Dahl Partners in Health executive director USA
Dai Xianglong National Council for Social Security Fund chair China
Dalai Lama Tibetan spiritual leader  
Aliko Dangote Dangote Group CEO and president Nigeria
Kim Darroch National security advisor Britain
Ahmet Davutoglu Foreign minister Turkey
Henri de Castries AXA CEO and chair France
Michael Dell Dell CEO USA
Leonardo Del Vecchio Luxottica chair Italy
Thomas de Maizière Defense minister Germany
Christophe de Margerie Total CEO and chair France
Martin Dempsey Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff USA
Hailemariam Desalegn African Union chair Ethiopia
Cobus de Swardt Transparency International managing director South Africa
Philip de Toledo Capital Group Companies president USA
Michael Diekmann Allianz CEO and chair Germany
Jeroen Dijsselbloem Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup president Netherlands
Sheila Dikshit New Delhi chief minister India
Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Chase CEO, chair, and president USA
Daniel Doctoroff Bloomberg L.P. CEO and president USA
Tom Donilon National security advisor USA
Thomas Donohue Chamber of Commerce CEO and president USA
Jack Dorsey Twitter founder and Square Inc. CEO USA
Mario Draghi European Central Bank president Italy
Abu Dua al Qaeda in Iraq leader Iraq
Jean-François Dubos Vivendi chair France
Bob Dudley BP CEO USA
Mike Duke Walmart CEO and president USA
Mark Dybul Global Fund executive director USA
Nabil Elaraby Arab League secretary-general Egypt
Mohamed A. El-Erian Pimco CEO and co-CIO USA
John Elkann Exor chair Italy
Larry Ellison Oracle CEO and chair USA
Erik Engstrom Reed Elsevier CEO Sweden
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Prime minister Turkey
Sergio Ermotti UBS CEO Switzerland
Laurent Fabius Foreign minister France
Richard Fadden Canadian Security Intelligence Service director Canada
Teuku Faizasyah International affairs advisor Indonesia
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi Nuclear scientist Iran
John Fallon Pearson CEO Britain
Fan Changlong Central Military Commission vice chairman China
Fang Fenghui People’s Liberation Army chief of general staff China
Drew Gilpin Faust Harvard University president USA
Jon Feltheimer Lionsgate CEO and co-chair USA
Hakan Fidan National Intelligence Organization undersecretary Turkey
Laurence Fink BlackRock CEO and chair USA
Chris Finlayson BG CEO Britain
Jürgen Fitschen Deutsche Bank co-chair Germany
James Flaherty Finance minister Canada
Maria das Graças Silva Foster Petrobras CEO Brazil
Mikhail Fradkov Foreign Intelligence Service head Russia
Pope Francis Head of Catholic Church Vatican City
Vagner Freitas Unified Workers’ Central president Brazil
Mikhail Fridman Alfa Group Consortium chair Russia
Fu Chengyu Sinopec chair China
Osamu Fujimura Chief cabinet secretary Japan
Robert Gallucci MacArthur Foundation president USA
Sonia Gandhi Indian National Congress party president India
Bill Gates Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair and Microsoft co-founder USA
Melinda Gates Gates Foundation co-chair USA
Valery Gerasimov Armed forces chief of general staff Russia
Rostam Ghasemi Iranian oil minister Iran
Carlos Ghosn Nissan and Renault CEO and chair France
Julia Gillard Prime minister Australia
Ivan Glasenberg Glencore CEO South Africa
Robert Glasser Care International secretary-general USA
Pravin Gordhan Finance minister South Africa
Terry Gou Foxconn CEO Taiwan
Mario Greco Assicurazioni Generali CEO Italy
Brad Grey Paramount Pictures CEO and chair USA
William Gross Pimco co-CIO and managing director USA
Sérgio Guerra Brazilian Social Democracy Party president Brazil
Abdullah Gul President Turkey
Fethullah Gulen Muslim religious leader Turkey
Stuart Gulliver HSBC group CEO Britain
Guo Jinlong Beijing Communist Party secretary China
Guo Shengkun Minister of public security China
Ángel Gurrí­a OECD secretary-general Mexico
António Guterres U.N. high commissioner for refugees Portugal
Javier Gutiérrez Ecopetrol CEO Colombia
Joaquín Guzmán Loera Sinaloa drug cartel leader Mexico
Fernando Haddad São Paulo mayor Brazil
Chuck Hagel Defense secretary USA
William Hague Foreign minister Britain
Tony Hall BBC director-general Britain
Andrew Hamilton Oxford University chief executive Britain
Ingrid Hamm Robert Bosch Stiftung executive director Germany
John Hammergren McKesson CEO, chair, and president USA
Philip Hammond Secretary of state for defense Britain
Han Zheng Shanghai Communist Party secretary China
Jalaluddin Haqqani Haqqani network leader Afghanistan
Stephen Harper Prime minister Canada
Toru Hashimoto Osaka mayor Japan
Gerald Hassell Bank of New York Mellon CEO and chair USA
Jimmy Hayes Cox Enterprises CEO and president USA
John Hennessy Stanford University president USA
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert Defense minister Netherlands
Stephen Hester Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Britain
Christoph Heusgen National security advisor Germany
Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin CEO and president USA
Hisashi Hieda Fuji Media Holdings CEO and chair Japan
Nobuyuki Hirano Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group CEO and president Japan
Ho Ching Temasek CEO and executive director Singapore
Reid Hoffman LinkedIn co-founder and executive chair USA
François Hollande President France
Jan Hommen ING CEO Netherlands
Mahabub Hossain BRAC executive director Bangladesh
Hyun Oh-seok Finance minister South Korea
Carl Icahn Icahn Enterprises chair USA
Robert Iger Walt Disney Co. CEO and chair USA
Sergei Ignatiev Central Bank of Russia chair Russia
Jeffrey Immelt General Electric CEO and chair USA
Naoki Inose Tokyo governor Japan
Zaheer ul-Islam Inter-Services Intelligence director-general Pakistan
Jonathan Ive Apple senior VP for industrial design Britain
Paul Jacobs Qualcomm CEO and chair USA
Mohammad Ali Jafari Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Iran
Anshu Jain Deutsche Bank co-chair Britain
Paul Jean-Ortiz Diplomatic advisor France
Antony Jenkins Barclays Group CEO Britain
Jiang Jianqing Industrial and Commercial Bank of China executive director and chair China
Jiang Jiemin State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission chair* China
Jiang Zemin Former president China
Edward Johnson Fidelity Investments CEO and chair USA
Goodluck Jonathan President Nigeria
Alok Joshi Research and Analysis Wing chief India
Banri Kaieda Democratic Party of Japan president Japan
Unni Karunakara Médecins Sans Frontières president India
Hamid Karzai President Afghanistan
Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Chief of army staff Pakistan
Muhtar Kent Coca-Cola CEO and chair USA
Neal Keny-Guyer Mercy Corps CEO USA
John Kerry Secretary of state USA
Ali Khamenei Supreme leader Iran
Salman Khurshid Foreign minister India
Paal Kibsgaard Schlumberger CEO Norway
Kemal Kilicdaroglu Republican People’s Party chair Turkey
Kim Jang-soo National security advisor South Korea
Jim Yong Kim World Bank president USA
Kim Jong Un Supreme leader North Korea
Kim Kwan-jin Defense minister South Korea
Ian King BAE Systems CEO Britain
Mervyn King Bank of England governor Britain
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner President Argentina
Fumio Kishida Foreign minister Japan
Henry Kissinger Former secretary of state USA
Susanne Klatten Investor Germany
Bill Klesse Valero CEO and chair USA
Philip Knight Nike chair USA
Charles Koch Koch Industries CEO and chair USA
David Koch Koch Industries executive VP USA
Nobuaki Koga Japanese Trade Union Confederation, president Japan
Larry Kramer Hewlett Foundation president USA
William Kumuyi Deeper Christian Life Ministry general superintendent Nigeria
Haruhiko Kuroda Bank of Japan governor Japan
Raymond Kwok Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chair Hong Kong
Thomas Kwok Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chair Hong Kong
Oh-Hyun Kwon Samsung CEO South Korea
Christine Lagarde IMF managing director France
Arnaud Lagardère Lagardère CEO and chair France
Pascal Lamy World Trade Organization director-general France
Ryan Lance ConocoPhillips CEO and chair USA
Germán Larrea Mota-Velasco Grupo México president Mexico
Carol Larson Packard Foundation president USA
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO and president USA
Sergei Lavrov Foreign minister Russia
Jean-Yves Le Drian Defense minister France
Lee Shau-kee Henderson Land Development chair Hong Kong
Thierry Lepaon General Confederation of Labor secretary-general France
Richard Levin Yale University president USA
Jacob Lew Treasury secretary USA
Li Hongzhi Falun Gong founder China
Li Jianguo All-China Federation of Trade Unions chair China
Li Ka-shing Hutchison Whampoa chair Hong Kong
Li Keqiang Premier China
Li Lihui Bank of China president China
Robin Li Baidu CEO China
Alfredo Lim Manila mayor Philippines
Lim Siong Guan Government of Singapore Investment Corp. president Singapore
Vladimir Lisin NLMK chair Russia
Liu Zhenya State Grid Corp. president China
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Opposition leader Mexico
Hernán Lorenzino Economic minister Argentina
Peter Löscher Siemens CEO and president Austria
Lou Jiwei Finance minister China
Emilio Lozoya Austin Pemex CEO Mexico
Helge Lund Statoil CEO and president Norway
Michael Lynton Sony Entertainment CEO and chair USA
Peter MacKay Defense minister Canada
Andrew Mackenzie BHP Billiton CEO South Africa
Gregory Maffei Liberty Media CEO and president USA
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Defense minister UAE
Miguel Ángel Mancera Mexico City mayor Mexico
Guido Mantega Finance minister Brazil
Lutz Marmor ARD chair Germany
John Mars Mars Inc. chair USA
Agus Martowardojo Finance minister Indonesia
Masayuki Matsumoto NHK president Japan
Isao Matsushita JX Holdings CEO and president Japan
Shigeo Matsutomi Intelligence chief Japan
Peter Maurer International Committee of the Red Cross president Switzerland
Marissa Mayer Yahoo! CEO USA
Timothy Mayopoulos Fannie Mae CEO USA
Lowell McAdam Verizon CEO and chair USA
Margot McCarthy National security advisor Australia
Mitch McConnell Senate minority leader USA
William McNabb Vanguard CEO and chair USA
James McNerney Boeing CEO and chair USA
José Antonio Meade Foreign minister Mexico
Mourad Medelci Foreign minister Algeria
Dmitry Medvedev Prime minister Russia
Hakimullah Mehsud Pakistani Taliban leader Pakistan
Andrey Melnichenko Siberian Coal Energy Co. chair Russia
Shivshankar Menon National security advisor India
Angela Merkel Chancellor Germany
Khaled Meshaal Hamas leader West Bank
Gérard Mestrallet GDF Suez CEO and chair France
Yona Metzger Ashkenazi chief rabbi Israel
Leonid Mikhelson Novatek executive director Russia
Carolyn Miles Save the Children CEO and president USA
Ed Miliband Labour Party leader Britain
Alexey Miller Gazprom CEO and chair Russia
Yuri Milner Digital Sky Technologies founder Russia
Le Luong Minh Association of Southeast Asian Nations secretary-general Vietnam
Lakshmi Mittal ArcelorMittal CEO and chair India
Semion Mogilevich Mafia boss Russia
Nadir Mohamed Rogers Communications CEO and president Canada
Moon Hee-sang Democratic United Party leader South Korea
Pedro Morenés Defense minister Spain
Mohamed Morsy President Egypt
Pierre Moscovici Finance minister France
Heydar Moslehi Intelligence minister Iran
Brian Moynihan Bank of America CEO USA
Fahad al-Mubarak Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency governor Saudi Arabia
Alan Mulally Ford CEO and president USA
Tom Mulcair New Democratic Party leader Canada
Rupert Murdoch News Corp. CEO and chair USA
Elon Musk PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors founder USA
Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foreign minister UAE
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Abu Dhabi crown prince UAE
Ali al-Naimi Minister of petroleum Saudi Arabia
Hiroaki Nakanishi Hitachi president Japan
Nam Jae-joon National Intelligence Service chief South Korea
Janet Napolitano Homeland security secretary USA
Óscar Naranjo National security advisor Mexico
Hassan Nasrallah Hezbollah secretary-general Lebanon
Marty Natalegawa Foreign minister Indonesia
Mohammed bin Nayef Interior minister Saudi Arabia
Benjamin Netanyahu Prime minister Israel
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Foreign minister South Africa
Indra Nooyi PepsiCo CEO and chair USA
Phebe Novakovic General Dynamics CEO and chair USA
Christian Noyer Bank of France governor France
Barack Obama President USA
Michelle Obama First lady USA
Frances O’Grady Trades Union Congress general secretary Britain
Mullah Mohammed Omar Taliban leader Afghanistan
Keith O’Nions Imperial College London rector Britain
Itsunori Onodera Defense minister Japan
Amancio Ortega Inditex founder Spain
George Osborne Chancellor of the Exchequer Britain
Paul Otellini Intel CEO and president USA
Michael Otto Otto Group chair Germany
Ricardo Paes de Barros Secretary of strategic affairs Brazil
Larry Page Google CEO USA
Tamir Pardo Mossad director Israel
Park Geun-hye President South Korea
Park Won-soon Seoul mayor South Korea
Antonio Patriota Foreign minister Brazil
Nikolai Patrushev National Security Council secretary Russia
Enrique Peña Nieto President Mexico
Yves Perrier Amundi CEO France
Stefan Persson H&M chair Sweden
Navi Pillay U.N. high commissioner for human rights South Africa
François-Henri Pinault Kering CEO and chair France
Juan Carlos Pinzón Defense minister Colombia
Georges Plassat Carrefour CEO France
Vladimir Potanin Interros owner Russia
Scott Powers State Street Global Advisors CEO and president USA
Sunil Prabhu Mumbai mayor India
Vladimir Putin President Russia
Yusuf al-Qaradawi Sunni cleric Egypt
Thomas Rabe Bertelsmann CEO and chair Germany
Bertrand Ract-Madoux Army chief of staff France
Baba Ramdev Hindu spiritual leader India
Rafael Ramírez PDVSA president Venezuela
Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO secretary-general Denmark
Sumner Redstone Viacom and CBS chair USA
Olli Rehn European Commission finance minister Finland
Harry Reid Senate majority leader USA
L. Rafael Reif MIT president USA
Stephen Rigby National security advisor Canada
Rebecca Rimel Pew Charitable Trusts CEO and president USA
Georgina Rinehart Hancock Prospecting chair and director Australia
Brian Roberts Comcast CEO and chair and NBCUniversal chair USA
John Roberts Supreme Court chief justice USA
Virginia Rometty IBM CEO, chair, and president USA
Kenneth Roth Human Rights Watch executive director USA
Dilma Rousseff President Brazil
David Rubenstein Carlyle Group co-CEO USA
George Rupp International Rescue Committee CEO and president USA
Bader al-Saad Kuwait Investment Authority managing director Kuwait
Alfredo Sáenz Banco Santander CEO Spain
Joseph Safra Grupo Safra chair Brazil
Atsuo Saka Japan Post Holdings CEO Japan
Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO USA
Norio Sasaki Toshiba president Japan
Yasuhiro Sato Mizuho Financial Group CEO and president Japan
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud King Saudi Arabia
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Crown prince Saudi Arabia
Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foreign minister Saudi Arabia
John Sawers Secret Intelligence Service chief Britain
Paolo Scaroni Eni CEO Italy
Wolfgang Schäuble Finance minister Germany
Gerhard Schindler Federal Intelligence Service president Germany
Dieter Schwarz Schwarz Group owner Germany
Igor Sechin Rosneft president and chair Russia
Pierre Servant Natixis CEO France
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Hindu spiritual leader India
Mohamed Raafat Shehata General Intelligence Service chief Egypt
Abdul-Aziz al-Sheikh Grand mufti Saudi Arabia
Salil Shetty Amnesty International secretary-general India
Sergei Shoigu Defense minister Russia
Faisal Al Shoubaki General Intelligence Department director Jordan
Radoslaw Sikorski Foreign minister Poland
Anton Siluanov Finance minister Russia
Mehmet Simsek Finance minister Turkey
Manmohan Singh Prime minister India
Carlos Slim Helú Grupo Carso founder Mexico
Yngve Slyngstad Norges Bank Investment Management CEO Norway
James Smith Thomson Reuters CEO and president USA
Stephen Smith Defense minister Australia
Sergei Sobyanin Moscow mayor Russia
Michael Sommer Confederation of German Trade Unions president Germany
Masayoshi Son SoftBank Mobile CEO Japan
George Soros Soros Fund Management chair USA
Sterling Speirn Kellogg Foundation CEO and president USA
Richard Stearns World Vision president USA
Peer Steinbrück Opposition leader Germany
Randall Stephenson AT&T CEO and chair USA
John Strangfeld Prudential Financial CEO and chair USA
Megawati Sukarnoputri Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle chair Indonesia
Bandar bin Sultan General Intelligence Presidency chief Saudi Arabia
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. New York Times Co. chair USA
William Swanson Raytheon CEO and chair USA
Sushma Swaraj Bharatiya Janata Party opposition leader India
Alwaleed bin Talal Kingdom Holding Co. chair Saudi Arabia
Ahmed al-Tayeb Grand sheikh of al-Azhar Egypt
Johannes Teyssen E.ON CEO and chair Germany
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani Foreign minister Qatar
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Emir Qatar
Thein Sein President Burma
Peter Thiel PayPal co-founder USA
David Thomson Thomson Reuters chair Canada
Shirley Tilghman Princeton University president USA
Rex Tillerson Exxon Mobil CEO and chair USA
Héctor Timerman Foreign minister Argentina
Robert Tjian Howard Hughes Medical Institute president USA
Alexandre Tombini Central Bank of Brazil governor Brazil
Akio Toyoda Toyota CEO Japan
Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales Zetas drug cartel leader Mexico
Richard Trumka AFL-CIO president USA
Kazuhiro Tsuga Panasonic president Japan
Kevin Tsujihara Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO USA
Yoshinobu Tsutsui Nippon Life Insurance president Japan
Donald Tusk Prime minister Poland
Luis Ubiñas Ford Foundation president USA
Hiroo Unoura Nippon Telegraph and Telephone CEO Japan
Alisher Usmanov Investor Russia
Herman Van Rompuy European Council president Belgium
Viktor Vekselberg Renova Group chair Russia
Luis Videgaray Finance minister Mexico
Antonio Villaraigosa Los Angeles mayor USA
Ignazio Visco Bank of Italy governor Italy
Peter Voser Royal Dutch Shell CEO Switzerland
Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb emir Algeria
Jimmy Wales Wikipedia founder USA
Peter Wall Chief of general staff Britain
S. Robson Walton Walmart chair USA
Wan Qingliang Guangzhou Communist Party secretary China
Wang Yi Foreign minister China
Wang Yilin CNOOC chair China
Nick Warner Australian Secret Intelligence Service director-general Australia
Rick Warren Evangelical pastor USA
John Watson Chevron CEO and chair USA
Jens Weidmann German Federal Bank president Germany
Bob Weinstein Weinstein Company co-chair USA
Harvey Weinstein Weinstein Company co-chair USA
Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury Britain
Guido Westerwelle Foreign minister Germany
Guy Weston Garfield Weston Foundation chair Britain
Meg Whitman Hewlett-Packard CEO and president USA
Joko Widodo Jakarta governor Indonesia
Steve Williams Suncor CEO and president Canada
Oprah Winfrey Harpo Productions and Oprah Winfrey Network CEO and chair USA
Martin Winterkorn Volkswagen CEO Germany
Penny Wong Finance minister Australia
Carolyn Woo Catholic Relief Services CEO and president USA
George Wood Assemblies of God general superintendent USA
Nasir al-Wuhayshi al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula emir Yemen
Xi Jinping President China
Xu Qiliang Central Military Commission vice chairman China
Moshe Yaalon Defense minister Israel
Yang Jiechi State councilor China
Yi Gang Foreign exchange reserves administrator China
Ismet Yilmaz Defense minister Turkey
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono President Indonesia
Yun Byung-se Foreign minister South Korea
Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi Karachi administrator Pakistan
Lamberto Zannier Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe secretary-general Italy
Ayman al-Zawahiri al Qaeda leader Egypt
Dieter Zetsche Daimler CEO Germany
Zhang Jianguo China Construction Bank president and executive director China
Zhang Yuzhuo Shenhua Group CEO and president China
Zhou Jiping China National Petroleum Corp. and PetroChina chair* China
Zhou Xiaochuan People’s Bank of China governor China
Helen Zille Democratic Alliance leader South Africa
Robert Zimmer University of Chicago president USA
Mark Zuckerberg Facebook CEO and founder USA
Jacob Zuma President South Africa

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer was the Europe editor at Foreign Policy from 2015-2017. Twitter: @APQW

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