The List

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  1. Helle Thorning Schmidt
    Helle Thorning-Schimdt, Prime Minister of Denmark

  2. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
    Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan

  3. Enrique Pena Nieto
    Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico

  4. Felipe VI
    Felipe VI, King of Spain

  5. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina

  6. Joseph Kabila
    Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  7. Henri
    Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

  8. Pedro Passos Coelho
    Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal

  9. Rafael Correa
    Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador

  10. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic
    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Croatia

  11. Alexis Tsipras
    Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece

  12. Dmitry Medvedev
    Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia

  13. Ollanta Humala
    Ollanta Humala, President of Peru

  14. Alexander Lukashenko
    Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus

  15. Barack Obama
    Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

  16. Portia Simpson Miller
    Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica

  17. Lee Hsien Loong
    Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

  18. John Dramani Mahama
    John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana

  19. Taavi Roivas
    Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia

  20. Otto Perez Molina
    Otto Pérez Molina, President of Guatemala

  21. Ma Ying-Jeou
    Ma Ying-jeou, President of Taiwan

  22. Anote Tong
    Anote Tong, President of Kiribati

  23. Roosevelt Skerrit
    Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica

  24. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
    Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan

  25. Kamla Persad-Bissessar
    Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

  26. Mark Rutte
    Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

  27. Jose Maria Neves
    José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cape Verde

  28. Ian Khama
    Ian Khama, President of Botswana

  29. Rosen Plevneliev
    Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria

  30. Kaj Leo Johannesen
    Kaj Leo Johannesen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

  31. Pierre Nkurunziza
    Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi

  32. Vladimir Putin
    Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

  33. Jose Mario Vaz
    José Mário Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau

  34. Viktor Orban
    Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary

  35. Simonetta Sommaruga
    Simonetta Sommaruga, President of Switzerland

  36. Victor Ponta
    Victor Ponta, Prime Minister of Romania

  37. Evo Morales
    Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

  38. Ewa Kopacz
    Ewa Kopacz, Prime Minister of Poland

  39. Milo Đukanović
    Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister of Montenegro

  40. Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

  41. Tony Abbott
    Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia

  42. Matteo Renzi
    Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy

  43. Alassane Ouattara
    Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast

  44. Dilma Rousseff
    Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil

  45. John Key
    John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

  46. Margrethe II
    Margrethe II ,Queen of Denmark

  47. Joko Widodo
    Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia

  48. Abdullah II
    Abdullah II, King of Jordan

  49. Keith Mitchell
    Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada

  50. Alexander Stubb
    Alexander Stubb, Prime Minister of Finland

  51. Jakaya Kikwete
    Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania

  52. David Cameron
    David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

  53. Denis Sassou Nguesso
    Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo

  54. Desi Bouterse
    Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname

  55. Norodom Sihamoni
    Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia

  56. Shinzo Abe
    Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

  57. Denzil Douglas
    Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis

  58. Nursultan Nazarbayev
    Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan

  59. Mariano Rajoy
    Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain

  60. Faure Gnassingbe
    Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo

  61. Werner Faymann
    Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria

  62. Klaus Iohannis
    Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania

  63. Enda Kenny
    Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland

  64. Albert II
    Albert II, Prince of Monaco

  65. Anibal Cavaco Silva
    Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal

  66. Sam Hinds
    Sam Hinds, Prime Minister of Guyana

  67. Willem-Alexander
    Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands

  68. Park Geun-hye
    Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea

  69. Haider al-Abadi
    Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq

  70. Jose Eduardo dos Santos
    José Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola

  71. Asif Ali Zardari
    Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan

  72. Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
    Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar

  73. Xanana Gusmao
    Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister of East Timor

  74. Michel Martelly
    Michel Martelly, President of Haiti

  75. Michelle Bachelet
    Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile

  76. Salvador Sanchez Ceren
    Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of El Salvador

  77. Tommy Remengesau
    Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau

  78. Isaias Afewerki
    Isaias Afewerki, President of Eritrea

  79. Hans-Adam II
    Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein

  80. Elizabeth II
    Elizabeth II, Queen regnant of the United Kingdom

  81. Hery Rajaonarimampianina
    Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President Madagascar

  82. Ashraf Ghani
    Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan

  83. Akihito
    Akihito, Emperor of Japan

  84. Karolos Papoulias
    Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece

  85. Qaboos bin Said al Said
    Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of Oman

  86. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
    Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President of Mali

  87. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt

  88. Abdulla Yameen
    Abdulla Yameen, President of the Maldives

  89. Erna Solberg
    Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

  90. Yoweri Museveni
    Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda

  91. Charles Michel
    Charles Michel, Prime Minister of Belgium

  92. Francois Hollande
    François Hollande, President of France

  93. Juan Carlos Varela
    Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama

  94. Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

  95. Abdelmalek Sellal
    Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria

  96. Abdul Halim of Kedah
    Abdul Halim of Kedah, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia

  97. Mahamadou Issoufou
    Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger

  98. Stephen Harper
    Stephen Harper , Prime Minister of Canada

  99. Ahmet Davutoglu
    Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of Turkey

  100. Narendra Modi
    Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

  101. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
    Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia

  102. Juan Manuel Santos
    Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

  103. Mahmoud Abbas
    Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority

  104. James Michel
    James Michel, President of the Seychelles

  105. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud
    Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, President of Somalia

  106. Horacio Cartes
    Horacio Cartes, President of Paraguay

  107. Bujar Nishani
    Bujar Nishani, President of Albania

  108. Baldwin Spencer
    Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

  109. Hailemariam Desalegn
    Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

  110. Hassan Rouhani
    Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran

  111. Tabare Vazquez
    Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay

  112. Kenny Anthony
    Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of St. Lucia

  113. Nikola Gruevski
    Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Macedonia

  114. Ali Bongo Ondimba
    Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon

  115. Danilo Medina
    Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican Republic

  116. Noynoy Aquino
    Noynoy Aquino, President of the Philippines

  117. Mswati III
    Mswati III ,King of Swaziland

  118. Andris Berzins
    Andris Bērziņš, President of Latvia

  119. Navin Ramgoolam
    Navin Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius

  120. Pope Francis
    Pope Francis, Sovereign of Vatican City

  121. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia

  122. Edgar Lungu
    Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia

  123. Thongsing Thammavong
    Thongsing Thammavong, Prime Minister of Laos

  124. Manuel Pinto da Costa
    Manuel Pinto da Costa, President of São Tomé and Príncipe

  125. Manny Mori
    Manny Mori, President of the Federated States of Micronesia

  126. Christopher Loeak
    Christopher Loeak, President of the Marshall Islands

  127. Emomalii Rahmon
    Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tajikistan

  128. Perry Christie
    Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas

  129. Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah
    Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain

  130. Sheikh Hasina Wazed
    Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

  131. Ernest Bai Koroma
    Ernest Bai KoromaPresident of Sierra Leone

  132. Tomislav Nikolic
    Tomislav Nikolić, President of Serbia

  133. Petro Poroshenko
    Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

  134. Nicolas Maduro
    Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela

  135. George Abela
    George Abela, President of Malta

  136. Yayi Boni
    Yayi Boni, President of Benin

  137. Robert Fico
    Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia

  138. Dalia Grybauskaite
    Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania

  139. Giorgi Margvelashvili
    Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia

  140. Luis Guillermo Solis
    Luis Guillermo Solís , President of Costa Rica

  141. Dean Barrow
    Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize

  142. Freundel Stuart
    Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados

  143. Salman
    Salman, King of Saudi Arabia

  144. Nguyen Tan Dung
    Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Prime Minister of Vietnam

  145. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
    Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea

  146. Mohammed VI
    Mohammed VI, King of Morocco

  147. Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet
    Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet, President of the Central African Republic

  148. D. M. Jayaratne
    D. M. Jayaratne, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

  149. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
    Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait

  150. Juan Orlando Hernandez
    Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras

  151. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
    Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania

  152. Peter O’Neill
    Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister of Papau New Guinea

  153. Janos Ader
    János Áder, President of Hungary

  154. Daniel Ortega
    Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua

  155. Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf
    Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf, Prime Minister of Mauritania

  156. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
    Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria

  157. Uhuru Kenyatta
    Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya

  158. Iurie Leanca
    Iurie Leancă, Prime Minister of Moldova

  159. Islam Karimov
    Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan

  160. Ismail Omar Guelleh
    Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti

  161. Miro Cerar
    Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia

  162. Hifikepunye Pohamba
    Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of Namibia

  163. Michael Higgins
    Michael Higgins, President of Ireland

  164. Ikililou Dhoinine
    Ikililou Dhoinine, President of Comoros

  165. Armando Guebuza
    Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique

  166. Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsso
    Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsso, Prime Minister of Iceland

  167. Artur Rasizade
    Artur Rasizade, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan

  168. Tammam Salam
    Tammam Salam, President of Lebanon (Acting)

  169. Miloš Zeman
    Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic

  170. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
    Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates

  171. Joyce Banda
    Joyce Banda, President of Malawi

  172. Joachim Gauck
    Joachim Gauck, President of Germany

  173. Giorgio Napolitano
    Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy

  174. Alpha Conde
    Alpha Condé, President of Guinea

  175. Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand

  176. Letsie III
    Letsie III, King of Lesotho

  177. Serzh Sargsyan
    Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia

  178. Nicos Anastasiades
    Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus

  179. Hassanal Bolkiah
    Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei

  180. Idriss Deby
    Idriss Déby, President of Chad

  181. Carl XVI Gustaf
    Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden

  182. Harald V
    Harald V, King of Norway

  183. Omar al-Bashir
    Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan

  184. Jacob Zuma
    Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

  185. Raul Castro
    Raúl Castro, President of Cuba

  186. Vjekoslav Bevanda
    Vjekoslav Bevanda, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  187. Bashar al Assad
    Bashar al Assad, President of Syria

  188. Thein Sein
    Thein Sein, President of Myanmar

  189. Macky Sall
    Macky Sall, President of Senegal

  190. Paul Kagame
    Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

  191. Xi Jinping
    Xi Jinping, President of China

  192. Baron Waqa
    Baron Waqa, President of the Republic of Nauru

  193. Robert Mugabe
    Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe

  194. Ilham Aliyev
    Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

  195. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
    Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa

  196. Kim Jong-un
    Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea


  1. He may be a misogynistic, racist, homophobe, but Australia’s Tony Abbott should be number one anyway. He’s totally fit!

  2. Bad list. Of course, Great Leader Kim Jong-Un should be at the top. Surpreme leader.
    Do it quick or nuclear attack will be commence.
    (Joke, CIA pls)

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