Xi Jinping, the leader of China, has expanded his authority and implemented privatisation policies, promoting the Chinese Dream and fostering a confident public presence.

The FBI is investigating potential connections between Trump's campaign and Russian officials, as Russia's President Putin has benefited from Europe's dependence on Russian petroleum and natural gas.

Trump is charged with financial fraud and sued by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Real estate is Trump's wealth, but rising interest rates and remote work threaten it.

Merkel, the first female German chancellor, is in her fourth term. She maintains her leadership despite Brexit and anti-immigrant sentiment. 

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, resigned as CEO in 2021 and now serves as executive chairman. He contributed $400 million to charity organizations and founded Blue Origin, an aerospace firm.

Pope Francis, who leads 1.3 billion people, reforms the Catholic Church, allows abortion absolution, promotes climate change, refugees, and religious minorities, and bans female clergy. 

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates invested in renewable energy firms and donated nearly $59 billion to the Gates Foundation, including $20 billion in July 2022 after divorcing Melinda Gates. 

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia has solidified his authority, leading an 'anticorruption crusade' that resulted in the arrest of influential Saudis and exclusion from Forbes' billionaires list.

India's Prime Minister Modi, known for populist policies and global leadership, has abolished two major currencies, fought corruption, and addressed climate change, enhancing his global prominence.

Larry Page resigned as CEO of Alphabet in 2019, but remains a board member and holds majority shares. He co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.