List of World Leaders 2021

This page shows a current list of world leaders 2021 and is updated regularly. Last update in November 2020. A world leader is defined as the leader of a country who controls either the executive or the legislative branch. The full list can also be downloaded as a PDF file for free. Just click here or scroll down to the bottom of the page to get to the download section.

Of the 197 independent countries in the world, 9 countries have a female president. These countries are Barbados, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland.

Raul Castro, the head of state of Cuba is currently the oldest acting head of state at an age of 89 years. Alessandro Cardelli, the head of state of San Marino is the youngest world leader with 29 years.

The full list of world leaders 2021

By default, all countries are sorted alphabetically. You can also click on the table header to sort the table by state leaders or by continent.

CountryHead of State (November 2020)Continent
AfghanistanAshraf GhaniAsia
AlbaniaEdi RamaEurope
AlgeriaAbdelmadjid TebbouneAfrica
AndorraXavier Espot ZamoraEurope
AngolaJoão LourençoAfrica
Antigua and BarbudaGaston BrowneCentral America & the Caribbean
ArgentinaAlberto FernándezSouth America
ArmeniaNikol PashinyanEurope
AustraliaScott MorrisonOceania
AustriaSebastian KurzEurope
AzerbaijanIlham AliyevEurope
BahamasHubert MinnisCentral America & the Caribbean
BahrainSheikh Hamad bin Isa Al KhalifaAsia
BangladeshSheikh HasinaAsia
BarbadosMia MottleyCentral America & the Caribbean
BelarusAlexander LukashenkoEurope
BelgiumAlexander De CrooEurope
BelizeJuan BriceñoCentral America & the Caribbean
BeninPatrice TalonAfrica
BhutanLotay TsheringAsia
BoliviaLuis ArceSouth America
Bosnia and HerzegovinaValentin InzkoEurope
BotswanaMokgweetsi MasisiAfrica
BrazilJair BolsonaroSouth America
BruneiHassanal BolkiahAsia
BulgariaBoyko BorisovEurope
Burkina FasoRoch Marc Christian KaboréAfrica
BurundiÉvariste NdayishimiyeAfrica
CambodiaHun SenAsia
CameroonPaul BiyaAfrica
CanadaJustin TrudeauNorth America
Cape VerdeJorge Carlos FonsecaAfrica
Central African RepublicFaustin-Archange TouadéraAfrica
ChadIdriss DébyAfrica
ChileSebastián PiñeraSouth America
ChinaXi JinpingAsia
ColombiaIván DuqueSouth America
ComorosAzali AssoumaniAfrica
Costa RicaCarlos Alvarado QuesadaCentral America & the Caribbean
Côte d'IvoireAlassane OuattaraAfrica
CroatiaAndrej PlenkovićEurope
CubaRaúl CastroCentral America & the Caribbean
CyprusNicos AnastasiadesEurope
CzechiaAndrej BabišEurope
Democratic Republic of the CongoFélix TshisekediAfrica
DenmarkMette FrederiksenEurope
DjiboutiIsmaïl Omar GuellehAfrica
DominicaRoosevelt SkerritCentral America & the Caribbean
Dominican RepublicLuis AbinaderCentral America & the Caribbean
EcuadorLenín MorenoSouth America
EgyptAbdel Fattah el-SisiAfrica
El SalvadorNayib BukeleCentral America & the Caribbean
Equatorial GuineaTeodoro Obiang Nguema MbasogoAfrica
EritreaIsaias AfwerkiAfrica
EstoniaJüri RatasEurope
eSwatiniMswati IIIAfrica
EthiopiaAbiy AhmedAfrica
FijiFrank BainimaramaOceania
FinlandSanna MarinEurope
FranceEmmanuel MacronEurope
GabonAli Bongo OndimbaAfrica
GambiaAdama BarrowAfrica
GeorgiaGiorgi GakhariaEurope
GermanyAngela MerkelEurope
GhanaNana Akufo-AddoAfrica
GreeceKyriakos MitsotakisEurope
GrenadaKeith MitchellCentral America & the Caribbean
GuatemalaAlejandro GiammatteiCentral America & the Caribbean
GuineaAlpha CondéAfrica
Guinea-BissauUmaro Sissoco EmbalóAfrica
GuyanaIrfaan AliSouth America
HaitiJovenel MoïseCentral America & the Caribbean
HondurasJuan Orlando HernándezCentral America & the Caribbean
HungaryViktor OrbánEurope
IcelandKatrín JakobsdóttirEurope
IndiaNarendra ModiAsia
IndonesiaJoko WidodoAsia
IranHassan RouhaniAsia
IraqMustafa Al-KadhimiAsia
IrelandMicheál MartinEurope
IsraelBenjamin NetanyahuAsia
ItalyGiuseppe ConteEurope
JamaicaAndrew HolnessCentral America & the Caribbean
JapanYoshihide SugaAsia
JordanAbdullah IIAsia
KazakhstanQasym-Zhomart ToqaevAsia
KenyaUhuru KenyattaAfrica
KiribatiTaneti MamauOceania
KosovoHashim ThaçiEurope
KuwaitSheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-SabahAsia
KyrgyzstanSadyr JaparovAsia
LaosBounnhang VorachithAsia
LatviaKrišjānis KariņšEurope
LebanonHassan DiabAsia
LesothoMoeketsi MajoroAfrica
LiberiaGeorge WeahAfrica
LibyaFayez al-SarrajAfrica
LiechtensteinHereditary Prince AloisEurope
LithuaniaGitanas NausėdaEurope
LuxembourgXavier BettelEurope
MadagascarAndry RajoelinaAfrica
MalawiLazarus ChakweraAfrica
MalaysiaMuhyiddin YassinAsia
MaldivesIbrahim Mohamed SolihAsia
MaliBah Ndaw (interim)Africa
MaltaRobert AbelaEurope
Marshall IslandsDavid KabuaOceania
MauritaniaMohamed Ould GhazouaniAfrica
MauritiusPravind JugnauthAfrica
MexicoAndrés Manuel López ObradorCentral America & the Caribbean
MicronesiaDavid W. PanueloOceania
MoldovaIon ChicuEurope
MonacoAlbert IIEurope
MongoliaKhaltmaagiin BattulgaAsia
MontenegroDuško MarkovićEurope
MoroccoMohammed VIAfrica
MozambiqueFilipe NyusiAfrica
MyanmarWin MyintAsia
NamibiaHage GeingobAfrica
NauruLionel AingimeaOceania
NepalKhadga Prasad OliAsia
NetherlandsMark RutteEurope
New ZealandJacinda ArdernOceania
NicaraguaDaniel OrtegaCentral America & the Caribbean
NigerMahamadou IssoufouAfrica
NigeriaMuhammadu BuhariAfrica
North KoreaKim Jong-unAsia
North MacedoniaOliver SpasovskiEurope
NorwayErna SolbergEurope
OmanHaitham bin TariqAsia
PakistanImran KhanAsia
PalauThomas Remengesau Jr.Oceania
PanamaLaurentino CortizoCentral America & the Caribbean
Papua New GuineaJames MarapeOceania
ParaguayMario Abdo BenítezSouth America
PeruManuel Merino (interim)South America
PhilippinesRodrigo DuterteAsia
PolandMateusz MorawieckiEurope
PortugalAndrzej DudaEurope
QatarSheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al ThaniAsia
Republic of the CongoDenis Sassou NguessoAfrica
RomaniaKlaus IohannisEurope
RussiaVladimir PutinEurope
RwandaPaul KagameAfrica
Saint LuciaAllen ChastanetCentral America & the Caribbean
SamoaTuilaepa Aiono Sailele MalielegaoiOceania
San MarinoAlessandro CardelliEurope
Sao Tome & PrincipeEvaristo CarvalhoAfrica
Saudi ArabiaSalmanAsia
SenegalMacky SallAfrica
SerbiaAna BrnabićEurope
SeychellesWavel RamkalawanAfrica
Sierra LeoneJulius Maada BioAfrica
SingaporeLee Hsien LoongAsia
SlovakiaIgor MatovičEurope
SloveniaJanez JanšaEurope
Solomon IslandsManasseh SogavareOceania
SomaliaMohamed Hussein RobleAfrica
South AfricaCyril RamaphosaAfrica
South KoreaMoon Jae-inAsia
South SudanSalva Kiir MayarditAfrica
SpainPedro SánchezEurope
Sri LankaGotabaya RajapaksaAsia
St. Kitts and NevisTimothy HarrisCentral America & the Caribbean
St. Vincent & GrenadinesRalph GonsalvesCentral America & the Caribbean
State of PalestineMahmoud AbbasAsia
SudanAbdel Fattah al-BurhanAfrica
SurinameChan SantokhiSouth America
SwedenStefan LöfvenEurope
SwitzerlandSimonetta SommarugaEurope
SyriaBashar al-AssadAsia
TaiwanTsai Ing-wenAsia
TajikistanEmomali RahmonAsia
TanzaniaJohn MagufuliAfrica
ThailandPrayut Chan-o-chaAsia
Timor-LesteFrancisco GuterresOceania
TogoFaure GnassingbéAfrica
TongaPōhiva Tu'i'onetoaOceania
Trinidad and TobagoKeith RowleyCentral America & the Caribbean
TunisiaKaïs SaïedAfrica
TurkeyRecep Tayyip ErdoğanEurope
TurkmenistanGurbanguly BerdimuhamedowAsia
TuvaluKausea NatanoOceania
UgandaYoweri MuseveniAfrica
UkraineVolodymyr ZelenskyEurope
United Arab EmiratesSheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al NahyanAsia
United KingdomBoris JohnsonEurope
United States of AmericaJoe Biden (as of 01/20/2021)North America
UruguayTabaré VázquezSouth America
UzbekistanShavkat MirziyoyevAsia
VanuatuBob LoughmanOceania
Vatican CityPope FrancisEurope
VenezuelaNicolás MaduroSouth America
VietnamNguyễn Phú TrọngAsia
YemenAbdrabbuh Mansur HadiAsia
ZambiaEdgar LunguAfrica
ZimbabweEmmerson MnangagwaAfrica

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