Meet the top 11 influential leaders of world
Gallup International survey
The field work was conducted during October-December 2017.
Take a look at who grabbed the top 10 spots
Merkel, the 2nd in the list, continues to power on despite a domestic political setback and a survey which shows half of Germany does not expect her to see a full fourth term as chancellor.
Net score: 20
Favourable votes: 49%
Unfavourable votes: 29%
With almost all of India under his firm grip barring just a few states, Modi continues to fascinate friends and foes alike. In this list, the Indian prime minister stands at the third position.
Net score: 8
Favourable votes: 30%
Unfavourable votes: 22%
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Ruler of Saudi Arabia since 2015, King Salman's home was recently attacked with a ballistic missile. As a king, he recently allowed Saudi women to drive. The king's major initiatives include intervention in the Yemen Civil War and Saudi vision 2030, among others.
Net score: -6
Favourable votes: 26%
Unfavourable votes: 32%