From 2009 onwards, Forbes magazine has been compiling a list of world's most powerful people every year. This year many new faces have made entry into the list. One of the most prominent faces includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After a landslide victory in the General elections, Narendra Modi has consistently been attracting global attention with his uniquely impressive methods of tackling basic social issues of India.
From ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyaan' to ‘Make in India' campaign, Modi has compelled the world to turn their eyes towards him. Modi has been ranked 15th in a list of 72 most powerful people.
Vladimir Putin tops the list followed by Barack Obama. Angela Merkel, a German politician and a former research scientist ranks 5th. She is one of those few women who could make it to the list.
Here is the list of top 15 Most Powerful Personalities of 2014 according to Forbes magazine: