The List

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


  2. Justin Trudeau
    Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
    SEE ALSO: The Prime Ministers of Canada: In Order of Hotness


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


  4. Felipe VI
    Felipe VI, King of Spain


  5. Alexis Tsipras
    Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece


  6. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic
    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of Croatia


  7. Malcolm Turnbull
    Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia


  8. Henri
    Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg


  9. Barack Obama
    Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
    SEE ALSO: The Presidents of the United States: In Order of Hotness


  10. Rafael Correa
    Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador


  11. Ollanta Humala
    Ollanta Humala, President of Peru


  12. Edi Rama
    Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania


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


  14. Dmitry Medvedev
    Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia


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


  16. Alexander Lukashenko
    Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus


  17. Anote Tong
    Anote Tong, President of Kiribati


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


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


  20. Taavi Roivas
    Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia


  21. Rosen Plevneliev
    Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria


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


  23. Vladimir Putin
    Vladimir Putin, President of Russia


  24. Mauricio Macri
    Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina


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


  26. Matteo Renzi
    Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy


  27. Zoran Milanović
    Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia


  28. Roosevelt Skerrit
    Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica


  29. Borut Pahor
    Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia


  30. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
    Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan


  31. Ian Khama
    Ian Khama, President of Botswana


  32. Pierre Nkurunziza
    Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi


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


  34. Viktor Orban
    Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary


  35. Evo Morales
    Evo Morales, President of Bolivia


  36. Milo Đukanović
    Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister of Montenegro


  37. Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel


  38. Muhammadu Buhari
    Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria


  39. Alassane Ouattara
    Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast


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


  41. Andrzej Duda
    Andrzej Duda, President of Poland


  42. Ranil Wickremesinghe
    Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka


  43. Dilma Rousseff
    Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil


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


  45. Joko Widodo
    Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia


  46. Abdullah II
    Abdullah II, King of Jordan


  47. Keith Mitchell
    Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada


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


  49. Desi Bouterse
    Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname


  50. Norodom Sihamoni
    Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia


  51. Shinzo Abe
    Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan


  52. Margrethe II
    Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark


  53. Juha Sipilä
    Juha Sipilä, Prime Minister of Finland


  54. Tsai Ing-wen
    Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan


  55. Nursultan Nazarbayev
    Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan


  56. Mariano Rajoy
    Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain


  57. Catherine Samba-Panza
    Catherine Samba-Panza, Acting President of the Central African Republic


  58. Antonio Costa
    António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal


  59. Faure Gnassingbe
    Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo


  60. Albert II
    Albert II, Prince of Monaco


  61. Werner Faymann
    Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria


  62. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca president of Malta
    Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta


  63. James Michel
    James Michel, President of the Seychelles


  64. Lars Løkke Rasmussen
    Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark


  65. Francois Hollande
    François Hollande, President of France


  66. Charles Michel
    Charles Michel, Prime Minister of Belgium


  67. Klaus Iohannis
    Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania


  68. Enda Kenny
    Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland


  69. Jimmy Morales, president of Guatemala
    Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala


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


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


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


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


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


  75. Rui Maria de Araújo
    Rui Maria de Araújo, Prime Minister of East Timor


  76. Michel Martelly
    Michel Martelly, President of Haiti


  77. Pope Francis
    Pope Francis, Sovereign of Vatican City


  78. Keith Rowley
    Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago


  79. Denis Zvizdić
    Denis Zvizdić, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina


  80. Sergio Mattarella
    Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy


  81. Michelle Bachelet
    Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile


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


  83. Tommy Remengesau
    Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau


  84. Isaias Afewerki
    Isaias Afewerki, President of Eritrea


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


  86. Hery Rajaonarimampianina
    Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President Madagascar


  87. Aksel V. Johannesen
    Aksel V. Johannesen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands


  88. Ashraf Ghani
    Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan


  89. Akihito
    Akihito, Emperor of Japan


  90. Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany


  91. Johann Schneider-Ammann
    Johann Schneider-Ammann, President of Switzerland


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


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


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


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


  96. Abdulla Yameen
    Abdulla Yameen, President of the Maldives


  97. Erna Solberg
    Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway


  98. Yoweri Museveni
    Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda


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


  100. Mahamadou Issoufou
    Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger


  101. Valeriu Streleț
    Valeriu Streleț, Prime Minister of Moldova


  102. Abdelmalek Sellal
    Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria


  103. Beata Szydło
    Beata Szydło, Prime Minister of Poland


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


  105. Ahmet Davutoglu
    Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of Turkey


  106. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
    Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal


  107. Narendra Modi
    Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India


  108. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
    Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia


  109. John Magufuli
    John Magufuli, President of Tanzania


  110. Tupou VI, King of Tonga
    Tupou VI, King of Tonga


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


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


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


  114. Horacio Cartes
    Horacio Cartes, President of Paraguay


  115. Bujar Nishani
    Bujar Nishani, President of Albania


  116. Idriss Deby
    Idriss Déby, President of Chad


  117. Dacian Cioloș
    Dacian Cioloș, Prime Minister of Romania


  118. Hailemariam Desalegn
    Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia


  119. Hassan Rouhani
    Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran


  120. Tabare Vazquez
    Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay


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


  122. Nikola Gruevski
    Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Macedonia


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


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


  125. Noynoy Aquino
    Noynoy Aquino, President of the Philippines


  126. Sato Kilman, Prime Minister of Vanuatu
    Sato Kilman, Prime Minister of Vanuatu


  127. Andris Berzins
    Andris Bērziņš, President of Latvia


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


  129. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
    Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso


  130. Edgar Lungu
    Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia


  131. Mamnoon Hussain
    Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan


  132. Thongsing Thammavong
    Thongsing Thammavong, Prime Minister of Laos


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


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


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


  136. Emomalii Rahmon
    Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tajikistan


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


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


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


  140. Ernest Bai Koroma
    Ernest Bai KoromaPresident of Sierra Leone


  141. Tomislav Nikolic
    Tomislav Nikolić, President of Serbia


  142. Petro Poroshenko
    Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine


  143. Nicolas Maduro
    Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela


  144. Yayi Boni
    Yayi Boni, President of Benin


  145. Robert Fico
    Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia


  146. Dalia Grybauskaite
    Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania


  147. Giorgi Margvelashvili
    Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia


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


  149. Dean Barrow
    Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize


  150. Freundel Stuart
    Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados


  151. Salman
    Salman, King of Saudi Arabia


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


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


  154. Letsie III King of Lesotho
    Letsie III, King of Lesotho


  155. Mohammed VI
    Mohammed VI, King of Morocco


  156. Mswati III
    Mswati III, King of Swaziland


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


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


  159. Timothy Harris
    Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis


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


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


  162. Janos Ader
    János Áder, President of Hungary


  163. Daniel Ortega
    Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua


  164. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
    Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria


  165. Uhuru Kenyatta
    Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya


  166. Islam Karimov
    Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan


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


  168. Miro Cerar
    Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia


  169. Hifikepunye Pohamba
    Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of Namibia


  170. Michael Higgins
    Michael Higgins, President of Ireland


  171. Ikililou Dhoinine
    Ikililou Dhoinine, President of Comoros


  172. Armando Guebuza
    Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique


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


  174. Artur Rasizade
    Artur Rasizade, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan


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


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


  177. Moses Nagamootoo
    Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister of Guyana


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


  179. Peter Mutharika
    Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi


  180. Gaston Browne
    Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda


  181. Joachim Gauck
    Joachim Gauck, President of Germany


  182. Alpha Conde
    Alpha Condé, President of Guinea


  183. Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand


  184. Serzh Sargsyan
    Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia


  185. Nicos Anastasiades
    Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus


  186. Hassanal Bolkiah
    Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei


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


  188. Anerood Jugnauth
    Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius


  189. Harald V
    Harald V, King of Norway


  190. Prokopis Pavlopoulos
    Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece


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


  192. Jacob Zuma
    Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa


  193. Raul Castro
    Raúl Castro, President of Cuba


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


  195. Thein Sein
    Thein Sein, President of Myanmar


  196. Macky Sall
    Macky Sall, President of Senegal


  197. Paul Kagame
    Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda


  198. Xi Jinping
    Xi Jinping, President of China


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


  200. Ilham Aliyev
    Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan


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


  202. Robert Mugabe
    Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe


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

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