Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

30 Surprising Pictures Of World Leaders When They Were Youngsters.

How familiar are you with the world's great (and sometimes not-so-great) leaders? Most of us can identify important political figures from the United States, and some can even identify leaders from abroad. After all, we've spent plenty of time seeing them photographed for newspapers and magazines.

Then again, you've never seen them this way: Young, fresh, and about to try and take over the world.

Below are 30 of the world's most powerful leaders, photographed when they were young. These photos were captured before they (for better or for worse) were in power, and it's super interesting to seem them in such a humbled light, pre-fame and power. #17 still looks like that today.

#1. North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, when he was just a pudgy little boy.

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, when he was just a pudgy little boy.

Reuters

#2. Hillary Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

Hillary Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

Lee Balterman/The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images

#3. A very young Frida Kahlo.

A very young Frida Kahlo.

#4. A young photo Donald Trump in his military attire.

A young photo Donald Trump in his military attire.

Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

#5. Dilma Rousseff, the current president of Brazil.

Dilma Rousseff, the current president of Brazil.

Reuters

#6. Vladimir Putin, the brooding president of Russia.

Vladimir Putin, the brooding president of Russia.

Laski Diffusion / Getty Images

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