Forbes announced the most powerful people in the world. Modi (#15) and Alibaba CEO, Jack Ma (#30), makes it on the list for the first time.
Forbes has just declared Russian President Vladimir Putin to be the most powerful person on Earth.
"As the undisputed, unpredictable, and unaccountable head of an energy-rich, nuclear-tipped state, no one would ever call him weak," writes Forbes Senior Editor Caroline Howard.
For the second year in a row, Putin edges out US President Barack Obama for the top spot.
With the exception of Pope Francis, the top six people are all in politics.
The business world cracks the top 10 in the form of Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who are tied at No. 9.
At only 30 years old, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest person on the list, while the 90-year-old king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, is the oldest.
Newcomers include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Alibaba CEO Jack Ma.