CONTROVERSIAL YET POWERFUL LEADERS

Franklin D. Roosevelt:

He was born in 1882 and was the 32nd president of the United States. He was born into a wealthy family as the only child of James Roosevelt and Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt passed the bar exam in 1907, though he didn’t receive a degree. Roosevelt found law practice boring and restrictive. In 1912, he became Governor of State of New York. At the age of 39, he became paralyzed due to polio and spent most of his early life on wheelchair.

After the outbreak of Spanish, FDR was elected as the President of America. Though being a critic personality, he became the only president to be elected four consecutive times. He is considered as the Father of New America. He invented live fireside chat broadcasts. He died in 1945 while serving his fourth term. The world remembers him as a modern age leader who on a wheelchair changed the fate of entire nation.

Vladimir Putin:

Born in 1952 in a small town, Putin is considered as the most powerful and influential leader in the face of world. Putin served 15 years as a foreign intelligence officer for the KGB (Committee for State Security). In August 1999, Yeltsin dismissed his prime minister, Sergey Stapashin, along with his cabinet, and promoted Putin in his place. Since he stepped into the spotlight, he’s worked hard to cultivate a certain image for himself, engaging in only the manliest of activities.

He is not only a great president but gives prime importance to various sports in his life. He’s driven a Formula One race car. He’s mastered two martial arts. Times magazine named him Person of the Year in 2007 and Forbes ranked him the world’s most powerful man from 2013 to 2016 – four times in a row. During his most recent term as President, with two years of a term yet to go, Putin has found himself centred on the world stage. Vladimir Putin has undoubtedly made a place for himself in world history, and with him eligible for re-election in 2018 we may still have many years of Putin on the world stage ahead of us…

Barack Obama:

Born in 1961, Obama Sr. grew up herding goats in Africa and eventually earned a scholarship that allowed him to leave Kenya and pursue his dreams of going to college in Hawaii. Obama struggled with the absence of his father during his childhood, who he saw only once more after his parents divorced. Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, and the first African American to serve in the office. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.

Obama published his autobiography, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, in 1995.It has since been printed in more than 25 languages.The book had a second printing in 2004 and was adapted for a children’s version.Obama is the President who won Nobel Peace Prize. He is the Harvard Law Review President. In his last days in the Oval Office, Obama also presented Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction. Obama is still an inspiration for upcoming leaders, and they learn a lot from the life of Barack Obama.

Narendra Modi:

Born in 1950 in Vadnagar India. He was born in an extremely poor family. He completed his MA degree from Gujrat. His pro-hindu and extremist views helped him to rise to higher ranks in political parties. In his childhood days, he had faces several difficulties and obstacles, but he took all the challenges positively and transformed them into opportunities by courage and strength. In 2014 election Narendra Modi led the BJP to an impressive victory.

 

He is the First prime minister born in independent India.He is the Second most followed Leader in the World. He ranked 9th in Forbes World’s Most Powerful People list 2018. According to 2018 statistics he is the third most followed head of the state on Twitter and the topmost followed world leader on Facebook and Instagram. He is a ray of hope in the lives of billions of Indians and one of the most popular leaders who mostly focuses on development.

Imran Khan:

Born in 1952, he is the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.  He started playing cricket at age 13, and made his debut for the Pakistan national cricket team at age 18. Khan retired from cricket in 1992, as one of Pakistan’s most successful players. In April 1996, Khan founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Khan was offered political position few times during his cricketing career In spite of Tehreek-e-Insaf’s struggles in elections, Khan’s populist positions found support, especially among young people. He continued his criticism of corruption and economic inequality in Pakistan.

Khan is featured in the University of Oxford’s Hall of Fame and has been an honorary fellow of Oxford’s Keble College.In 2012 Global Post ranked him third in a list of the top nine world leaders. Khan is the Head of only political party to break two party system in Pakistan in 70 years. Khan is the Chancellor of Bradford university for nearly 10 years. Khan’s determination is an inspiring story for all the young people. His struggle turned a cricketer, social worker into the Prime Minister today.

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