Most often we confuse money for power, and the other way round. But these seven influential people from across geographic boundaries and sectors prove us all wrong, showing us the best of life through character, hardwork and gusto.

1. Angela Merkel :

Angela Merkel

The willingness to learn new skills is very high.

Germany’s first female chancellor, Angela Merkel has been dubbed one of the most influential people of our time. Breaking gender stereotypes and making remarkable reforms during her longstanding term of over thirteen years now, she has made her mark in many ways than one.

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2. Jeff Bezos :

Jeff Bezos

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

Full Name : Jeffrey Preston Bezos

Born : 12th January, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Occupation : Founder and CEO of Amazon

Spouse(s) : MacKenzie Bezos

Childrean : 4

He created his own online empire through hard work and innovative thinking, and today Jeff Bezos is deemed one of the world’s most powerful businessmen. His brainchild, Amazon, is considered to be the fourth most impactful public company in the world.

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3. Elon Musk :

Elon Musk

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”

Full Name : Elon Reeve Musk

Born : 28th June, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa

Occupation :
Founder, CEO and Lead Designer of SpaceX
Founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.
Cofounder and CEO of Neuralink
Cofounder of Paypal

If there is one person who has dared to dream of colonising a totally different planet, it is none other than The Elon Musk. Someone who is always striving to redefine the future of humanity, Tesla and Spacex under his vision have already turned out to be markers of history. In 2018, Forbes listed Mask as the 46th-richest person in the world.


4. Theresa May :

Theresa May

“We need a bold, new, positive vision for the future of our country.”

The British Prime Minister Theresa May who assumed office in 2016 has long proven to be an iconic leader through her sheer will and unflagging clarity in the face of political upheaval. The TIME’s magazine has rightly named her one of the most powerful personalities of the 21st century.

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5. Jack Ma :

Jack Ma

“Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueller. And the day after tomorrow is beautiful.”

Original Name : Ma Yun

Born : 10th September, 1964 in in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Occupation : Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group

Spouse(s) : Cathy Zhang

Children : 3

Honours : Ma was honoured as “Top 10 Economic Personas of the Year” in 2004, “Young Global Leader” in 2005, “25 Most Powerful Businessperson in Asia” in 2005, “World’s Best CEOs” in 2008, “Businessperson of the Year” in 2007, “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2017 and many more.

This English teacher-turned-entrepreneur’s success journey is one that will defy age and time. Jack Ma’s business kingdom “Alibaba” has stood rooted in a very competitive industry, offering its best services to consumers across the world.

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6. Satya Nadella :

Satya Nadella

“Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don’t learn.”

Full Name : Satya Narayana Nadella

Born : 19th August, 1967 in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

Occupation : CEO of Microsoft Corp from 2014

Spouse(s) : Anupama Priya Nadella

Children : 3

CEO of the trailblazing Microsoft, Satya Nadella stands out for being the sculptor of his own destiny. The techie succeeded Steve Balmer, in what can only be described as a defining moment and has since revived the company’s innovative visions.

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7. Meghan Markle :

Meghan Markle

Full Name : Rachel Meghan Markle

Born : 4th August, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, U.S

Occupation : Actress

Spouse(s) : Trevor Engelson(m. 2011- 2013) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex(m. 2018)

The Duchess of Sussex is making her life her message, every step of her way. Be it her philanthropic initiatives or her own wedding into the British Royalty, this iron lady has made it a point to spread the gospel of inclusion, diversity and kindness.

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