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On Wednesday, the Forbes released the list of the World’s Most Powerful People in 2014. This annual ranking is based on their financial resources, scope and use of power, and the number of people they impact so the list definitely includes the politicians and financiers, entrepreneurs and CEOs, and billionaire philanthropists who rule the world. Among 72 most powerful people in the world, Asia Pacific emerges, making a strong showing this year with 19 representatives from the region creating the cut. Here, we mention top 10 most powerful people in Asia and they are mostly politicians and entrepreneurs:

10. Ban Ki-moon

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

No. 40 in Forbes’ list

Age: 70

Citizenship: South Korea

Occupation: Secretary-General, United Nations

9. Masayoshi Son

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

No. 38 in Forbes’ list

Age: 57

Citizenship: Japan

Occupation: CEO of SOFTBANK Corp. Japan

8. Mukesh Ambani

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

No. 36 in Forbes’ list

Age: 57

Citizenship: India

Occupation: Chairman & MD, Reliance Industries

7. Lee Kun-Hee

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

No. 35 in Forbes’ list

Age: 72

Citizenship: India

Occupation: Chairman of Samsung Electronics

6. Akio Toyoda

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

No. 34 in Forbes’ list

Age: 52

Citizenship: Japan

Occupation: President and CEO, Totota Motor Corporation

5. Jack Ma

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

No. 30 in Forbes’ list

Age: 50

Citizenship: China

Occupation: Founder and Chairman Alibaba Group

4. Li Ka-shing

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

 

No. 28 in Forbes’ list

Age: 86

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Occupation: Chairman of the Board of Cheung Kong Holding, Hutchison Whampoa and Li Ka Shing Foundation

3. Narendra Modi

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

No. 15 in Forbes’ list

Age:64

Citizenship: India

Occupation: Prime Minister of India

2. Li Kequiang

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

No. 13 in Forbes’ list

Age:59

Citizenship:China

Occupation: Premier of the People’s Republic of China

1. Xi Jinping

Top 10 powerful people in Asia

No. 13 in Forbes’ list

Age:61

Citizenship:China

Occupation: General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

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