4) Xi Jinping (China’s President)
China’s growth might be slowing down and is being rocked by too many corruption scandals, but no can write it off as yet. One of the reasons why Xi Jinping is a heavy-weight is because of the revolutionary changes he is bringing in the way China as a country functions. Attacking corruption, ensuring the country becomes consumer-oriented rather than export-house of the world and trying to bring in more transparency are some of his biggest achievements while at the same time his muscle-flexing attitude to make China a regional power is giving India sleepless nights. China’s rise or fall will impact us in a big way for sure!