Hottest Heads of State

A scientific and unbiased ranking of world leaders in order of hotness.


Alex Tsipras

Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is the best thing to happen to Greece since the disgusting Greek yogurt fad. Not only is he handsome, he is also in favor of spending money with reckless abandon. So basically he has everything that I want in a man, except for a candy bar that he brought me as a surprise. And for all I know, maybe he has that too! Someone should check his pockets.

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Taavi Rõivas

Prime Minister of Estonia
Taavi Rõivas

Kaupo Kikkas

It’s not every day you come across a 35-year-old head of government, which—let’s face it—is probably a good thing for everyone involved. The last thing we need is a bunch of Millennial prime ministers posting selfies to Facebook while driving, or constantly complaining about their student loan debt.

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José Mujica

President of Uruguay
Jose Mujica in his kitchen

Uruguayan president José Mujica claims to have invented “shabby chic.” No one disputes this claim.

José Mujica has been dubbed “the world’s poorest president.” I’m no accountant, but I suspect part of his problem is that he donates 90% of his salary to charity. (I don’t know about you, but I spend 90% of my salary on building up my designer scrunchie collection. Scrunchies are poised to make a comeback, and this time, I am going to be ready!)

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Felipe VI

King of Spain
Felipe VI, King of Spain

Xavier Granja Cedeño / Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio e Integración

Last month, King Juan Carlos I surprised the world* by announcing that he would abdicate in favor of his handsome and gigantically tall son, Felipe VI. (Though he did not actually mention his son’s handsomeness or giganticness in his announcement.)

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Mark Rutte

Prime Minister of The Netherlands
Mark Rutte

Fotograaf Nick van Ormondt

Recently I discovered that if you do a Google search for “Mark Rutte shirtless,” this web site is the first result.* I won’t tell you how I found this out, because it reveals far too much information about my personal life. But I will say that you don’t need to bother Googling “Mark Rutte in a tank top,” because it yields no satisfying results.

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