How many world leaders are there in any particular generation? This infographic depicts the age of the leaders of each country as of March 22, 2023 and then compares it with the average age of the population of each country. While the age of world leaders varies from country to country and region to region, Africa has both the oldest and youngest current world leaders.
Last month, Paul B or President Cameron celebrated his 90th birthday, making him the oldest leader of a country in the world, while the average age in this country is only 18.5 years. The continent of Africa is home to about a third of the silent population of world leaders, the generation born in the 1930s, more than 80 years past their age. On the other hand, 35-year-old Ibrahim Traore became the world’s youngest leader when he came to power in September 2022 in a coup in Burkina Faso. Traore is not the only millennial leader in the world, joining a similar group that includes Chilean President Gabriel Buric and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The baby boomer generation in the majority
The so-called baby boomer generation, who were born between 1946 and 1964, have the largest share among the current leaders of the world. More than 58% of the world’s leaders are in this generation, including King Charles III of Great Britain, who holds the leadership of 15 countries. This generation also has the largest share of female leaders in the world. While only about 10% of the world’s nations have female leaders, 65% of these female leaders are from the baby boomer generation. Dina Bulvarte, the president of Peru, Shiomara Castro, the president of Honduras, and Draupadi Mormo, the president of India, are among them.
Where Generation X pioneers
According to historical trends, we should have seen the presence of the President from generation X (born from 1965 to 1970) in the White House, but this issue has not been realized for several reasons. But Generation X in other parts of the world, especially in Europe, have been able to influence politics. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron and Hungarian President Katalin Novak are all from Generation X and the youngest leaders in Europe.