Influential People 2015 | 50 most influential people of the year 2015

 Al-Sahawat Times 50 | 50 most influential people of the year 2015

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Al-Sahawat Times carefully selects the 50 most influential people in the world each year broken down into the twenty most influential people in the world across three key categories.

Their impact of their category, their influence in governmental or public affairs and their contributions to society, the environment and their field are all taken into consideration. Fame, popularity and social media are not taken into consideration.

Leaders – Government looks at the impact and influence that leaders of nations, NGOS, international groups or government departments have on the world, it’s peace and stability as well as the impact that their actions have not he lives of the world’s citizens. (20 leaders)

Leaders – Corporate looks at the impact and influence that business leaders have on citizens, the environment and the governments around the world. (20 leaders)

Leaders – Community looks at the impact and influence that leaders from all other areas such as medicine, education, authors, entertainers, philosophers, activists have on the lives of the general public and on governments around the world.

 ❇️ LEADERS – Government  

1. Qaboos bin Said Al-Said Sultan of Oman
2. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President of Turkey
3. Vladimir Putin President of Russia
4. Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai, Prime Minister of UAE
5. Xi Jinping President of China
6. Barak Obama President of the USA
7. Angela Merkel  Chancellor of Germany
8. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud King of Saudi Arabia
9. Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader of Iran
10. Jean Claud Juncker President of the European Commission
11. Pranab Mukherjee President of India
12. Muhammad bin Salman Al-Said Prince of Saudi Arabia
13. Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan President of the UAE, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
14. Mario Draghi President of the European Central Bank
15. Guido Raimondi President of The European Court of Human Rights
16. Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General of the United Nations
17. Mamnoon Hussain President of Pakistan
18. Mariano Rajoy President of Spain
19. Dilma Rousseff President of Brasil
20. Jens Stoltenberg  Secretary General of NATO

 ❇️ LEADERS – Corporate  

1. Larry Page CEO of Alphabet inc (Google) (Data)
2. Elon Musk CEO of TESLA and SPACE X (Mars Missions)
3. Rex Tillerson CEO of Exxon Mobil (Energy)
4. Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon (Data, Logistics, Retail)
5. Tim Cook CEO of APPLE (Cyber Security, Retail)
6. Rupert Murdoch CEO of 21st Century Fox (former News Corp CEO) (Cinema, Media, Television, News-Media, Retail, Advertising)
7. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook and WhatsApp (Data)
8. BK Yoon President of Samsung (Data)
9. Amin H. Nasser President of Aramco (Oil)
10. Fu Chengyu CEO of Sinopec (Energy, Logistics)
11. Mike Turner CEO of BAE (Military & Munitions)
12. Marillyn A. Hewson CEO of Lockheed Martin (Arms Sales)
13. Dennis A. Muilenburg CEO of Beoing (Arms, Aircraft, Military Supplies)
14. Wesley Bush CEO of Northrop Grumman (Arms Sales)
15. Phebe Novakovic CEO of General Dynamics (War Supplies)
16. Bob Iger CEO of Walt Disney (News, Media)
17. Bill Gates CEO of Microsoft (Data, News, Retail)
18. Robert Thomson CEO of News Corp (News-Media)
19. HH Sheikh Dr Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said CEO of IPMG Global (News-Media, Cyber Defence, Advertising, Publishing, Education, Cinema, Artificial Intelligence, Training, Television, Radio)

CEO of Al-Said Group (Intergovernmental Affairs, Healthcare, Education, Energy, Technology, Media, Law)

Prince of Oma, Artist, Author and advisor to the United Nations News & Media Division.

20. Jeff Bewkes CEO of Time Warner (Time magazine and Warner Bros) (Cinema, Publishing, News-Media)

 ❇️ LEADERS – Community  

1. Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez Teenage Climate Change Activist who addressed the United Nations
2. Salman Khan Free online education and Youtube videos now used in classrooms and homes around the world to give children and adults access to free Mathematics education at their own pace.
3. Tadateru Konoé President of the IFRC (International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent)
4. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Al-Saud Investment in to the entertainment industries around the world form Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood to 21st Centry Fox and Television news such as Bahrain’s Al-Arab network.
5. Oliver Creed CEO of the House of Creed fragrances established in the mid 1900s which has recently taken the UK, USA, UAE and Kuwait by storm. Creed boasts the title as the world’s most expensive publicly released fragrance.
6. Banksy Secretive artist famed for his anti-war activism and public artworks.
7. Imran Khan Pakistan National Team cricketer and hopeful for the 2018 Pakistani Presidential Elections.
8. Kanye West American musician and entertainer who has indicated is serious intent to run for US Presidency if not in 2016 then in 2020.
9. Anri du Tois South African actress, director and musician famous for social activism against racial, socio-economic and religious divides.
10. Richard Branson  CEO of Virgin Group – Bringing space tourism to the public.


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Caleb Simmons
Caleb Simmons | Journalist Since: 2003 | New York - Abu Dhabi - London - Barcelona