History is all loaded with people who inspire and people who had been subject of all criticism and hatred in its purest form. Then there are people who influence both in positive and negative manner. Churning from history and the current day scenario, here is a list of the 5 most influential people in the world who are listed at least five or more times. Let’s check out who they are-

Barack Obama

Listed 11 times:

With Barack Obama elected as the 44th President of USA, people saw the realization of the American Dream. Obama was active and in forefront whether related to ending the seemingly never to end war in Iraq  imposing crippling sanctions on Iran or reasserting America’s role as a Pacific power and building a world with more partners and fewer enemies. However every one had different opinions regarding the presidency of Obama, a good majority loved the way he ruled while some had much bitter to say and share. But what ever the opinions are, we cannot deny he is an influence though.

Hillary Clinton

Listed 10 times:

Hillary Clinton is a symbol of strength for women across the world. It was she who famously said, “Women’s rights are human rights.” She not only spoke those words, but also dedicated her life to empowering women around the world through politics and philanthropy. However, there are bitter portion to the influence as well. You won’t even believe the list of crimes and defaming atrocities people have laid on her. Apart from all she is influential, no matter how!

Oprah Winfrey

Listed 9 times:

Sure this lady do deserves to be elected 9 times and why even more. Not only a celebrity and highly related to entertainment background, she is an embodiment of sheer hard-work and courage and an idol for all women in the world.  People theorize celebrity from different aspects such as popularity, influences, power, wealth, encouragement, and self-improvement.Oprah Winfrey is an actress, talk show host, philosopher, who has been in famous for many years across the United States and the world; she is the kind of celebrity who uses her power in media to change public’s opinion, the politics, and the society’s movement.  The key factor of celebrity which can be shown from Oprah Winfrey is through her influences on people. She is also an activist. In the early 1990s, motivated in part by her own memories of child abuse, Winfrey led a campaign to establish a database of convicted child abusers.

Angela Merkel

Listed 8 times:

Listed several times as the most powerful women in the world, Angela Merkel is a German politician and has been serving as the Chancellor since 2005. Transforming the face of the German politics with her achievements at home and abroad, have placed her as the most powerful women in the world. Even Forbes choose her 8 times. From her rule in the office, her role in the euro crisis, refurnishing the economy of the country, her role in the energy reform, abolishing conscription and what not. She is the succeeding women in a male oriented society.

XI Jinping

Listed 8 times:

The President of the People’s Republic of China and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, XI Jinping is another most influential personality in the list. Be it his powerful speeches or the books that he has offered the mass, carry a strong message and interprets how he sees the world. Xi Jinping, with a bold and strong message in favor of free trade, more openness, promoting foreign investment, and greater cooperation with Latin American countries, became the most influential leader of the APEC meeting. The Chinese leader, perhaps the most anticipated voice – given that Obama ‘reigns but no longer governs’ – came at a time when the world – and especially Latin America – seems to put all of their hopes in the Asian giant, given the history and speeches of Donald Trump. He knew how to tell the Auditorium what the Auditorium wanted to hear!

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