20 Surprising Photos Of Young World Leaders Before They Became Big

It’s utterly strange to see these people, who shaped the world we live in now, as simple teenagers with all the innocence in the world and, in most cases, cluelessness about what the future is holding for them.

#1 Joseph Stalin As A Young Man, 1902
#2 Young Bill Clinton Shaking Hands With President John F. Kennedy In The Rose Garden Of The White House. July 24, 1963
#3 Eighteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth Of England During Her Time In The Auxiliary Territorial Service During WWII Where She Drove And Repaired Heavy Vehicles, 1945
#4 Vladimir Putin As A Young Teenager, 1966
#5 Young Barack Obama Smoking A Joint
#6 John F. Kennedy At Age 10, Hair Slicked Back, 1927
#7 Richard Nixon Is Shown As A Member Of The Whittier College Football Squad In Whittier, CA, 1930s
#8 Young Donald Trump In New York’s Military Academy
#9 Angela Merkel Prepares A Meal On A Campfire While Camping With Friends In Himmelpfort, German Democratic Republic In July 1973
#10 Young Nelson Mandela In 1961
#11 Young Adolf Hitler
#12 George W. Bush In Baseball Garb At Yale University, Ca, 1964-68
#13 Kim Jong-il With His Father, Kim Il-sung, And His Mother, Kim Jong-suk In 1945
#14 Young 14th Dalai Lama
#15 Young Margaret Thatcher Aka ‘The Iron Lady’, The Former Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom
#16 Portrait Of Fidel Castro In New York In 1955, During An Interview
#17 Bashar al-Assad As A Kid, Now The President Of Syria
#18 Mahatma Gandhi In 1887 As A Law Student
#19 King Salman Of Saudi Arabia At 19, In 1954
#20 Young Saddam Hussein, The Former President Of Iraq