If you look at politics today and you don’t live in Russia, North Korea, Turkey or the United States of Trumpistan, it’s very easy to get scared. Seems like everyone is showing off their nuclear arsenal. And that – sadly – wasn’t a euphemism. It’s like the Cold War all over again, and then some.
But who are the people really in power in those countries? Considering how three out of four of those countries are dictatorships or well on the way towards becoming dictatorships, it’s pretty easy to figure out who runs that show. For America however, the situation is an entirely different thing. In the United States, money equals power like nowhere else in the world. Let’s take a look at some of the most powerful people in America – small hint: it’s the CEOs of big corporations. Well, not as much a hint as it was a spoiler.
10. Larry Fink – CEO of BlackRock
Larry was a really popular candidate for the US Treasury Secretary, because he manages a company that holds 4,5 trillion dollars in assets. That’s a lot of money. Even for people that have a lot of money.
9. Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Facebook
If you own Facebook, you own the people. And 50 billion dollars.
8. Larry Page – CEO of Alphabet
I mean, he doesn’t own the alphabet, but he does own Google. Yeah. Exactly.
7. Jeff Bezos – CEO of Amazon
The owner of the biggest e-commerce platform is worth $55 billion give or take a dollar or two. That’s not too bad, is it?