Rebecca Zamon The Huffington Post Canada We'll admit it — when an American news outlet puts out a list of important people in the world, we immediately start looking for the Canadians who are on it. Call it a self-esteem issue, call it Canadian pride, but whatever it is, it never fails to send a shiver of happiness down our spines as we see some of the best and brightest from our country recognized on a world stage.
China Politics Xi Jinping.
In terms of influence it would be a struggle to argue for anyone else. He joined the Communist Youth League in at the age of 18, then three years later moved into the Communist Party of China.
He now sits as one of the most powerful men in the world, leading China into new eras of growth and expansion.
It would be unsurprising to see Xi Jinping remain at the top of the list for many years to come. She is also the Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, who rule the Lok Sabha, the Indian Lower Political house and also the most powerful, with the ability to instigate a vote of no confidence in the upper house, removing them from office.
She is also the widow of the assassinated former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. She has also served as leader of the opposition. InForbes Magazine ranked Sonia Gandhi as the ninth most powerful person on the planet.
Modi is tipped to become the next Prime Minister of India. He is also tipped to be the next prime minister of India. The 13th and incumbent prime minister of India debuts at number four on the list.
Born September 26thManmohan Singh is the first Sikh to hold the office of prime minister. His work as finance minister paved the way for his succession into the role as prime minister, despite a spell as leader of the opposition.
The recipient of multiple awards for both economics and philanthropy, Manmohan Singh is a worthy holder of the number four spot. A Hong Kong based business tycoon focussed with interests as diverse as real-estate and shipping to beauty treatments and health products, Sir Li is ranked as the 8th richest person in the world, with a personal net worth in excess of 31 billion USD.
Despite his phenomenal wealth, Sir Li is well known for his simple dress sense and his charitable work, with a reported 1. The combination of philanthropy and fiscal dominance give Sir Li an unchallenged place within the list. Born in South Korea inBan studied International Relations at Seoul University, moving into diplomacy following on from his graduation.
He then served as the Korean foreign Minister, using his worldwide network of contacts to support his petition for the role of secretary general.
Ban was then elected to the role, succeeding Kofi Annan in Ban Ki-Moon has received a plethora of prestigious awards from around the globe recognising his scholarly and humanitarian achievements. With the UN under his influence and a wealth of international diplomatic contacts, Ban Ki-Moon carries more influence than many world leaders, making him a strong addition to the top The current prime minister of Japan was born into politics.
The grandson of a former Japanese Prime Minister, as well as the son of a politician, Abe grew up in a world of politics, studying Political Science at Seikei University.
After a brief sojourn at a major steel company, Abe took on a number of political roles including Minister for Foreign affairs, so expanding his political influence beyond the borders of Japan.
Since then Abe has been elected, defeated and subsequently re-elected as prime minister, with his hard line stance on protecting Japan from the world financial crisis seen as a key factor in his re election. She is also the first female entry on the top The daughter of the third president of South Korea, Park moved into politics at a young age following on from her studies in both Korea and briefly in France.
Serving multiple terms as a constituency representative, Park was also a member of the National Korean Assembly. Now serving as President with over 50 million subjects, Park has lead South Korea to a position of power on the world stage, with her economy focused policies and business initiatives helping South Korea to continually grown and develop.
He also served as the Finance Minister from to After this, Chidambaram was made the Home Affairs Minister. After a three and a half-year stint as Home Minister, Chidambaram returned to his previous role as Finance Minister, succeeding Manmohan Singh.
Jiwei is also credited with revolutionising the Chinese taxation system. Kuroda has been an advocate of looser monetary policy in Japan.
She has dedicated her life to promoting human rights and democracy in her home country of Burma, gaining international recognition for her work along the way. Committed to non violent methods of protest, Suu Kyi is a devout Buddhist, using philosophies from the religion to guide her methods of protest.
Aquino is a fourth-generation politician:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is perhaps notable in his absence, though he did make the list last year, and was a close runner-up in the readers' choice poll, which was eventually won by.
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Viola Desmond, the first Canadian woman to appear on our currency, was a pioneer of Black rights in Nova Scotia. On Nov.
8, , Desmond went to a movie at New Glasgow’s Roseland Theatre and. The Prime Minister might be an obvious choice, but an annual ranking of Canada's most influential men and women also includes a few surprise players. The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Canada's head of government, charged with advising the Canadian monarch or Governor General of Canada on the exercise of the executive powers vested in them by the constitution.
Not outlined in any constitutional document, the office exists only as per long. However, since , the incoming prime minister has sworn an oath as prime minister. Before , prime ministers' resignations were accepted immediately by the governor general and the last day of the ministries were the date he died or the date of resignation.