Jacinda Ardern among the world's youngest leaders

  • 20/10/2017
World Leaders, Politics
She is the only woman in the world's 10 youngest leaders. Photo credit: Getty

The rise of Labour leader and now Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern has been made even more remarkable, given her age of just 37.

However, she isn't the youngest leader to take control of a country.

Here is a list of the nine youngest current leaders from around the world.

Austria: Sebastian Kurz - 31 years old

Sebastian Kurz has only recently been newly elected as the Chancellor of Austria.

Sebastian Kurz Photo credit: Getty

San Marino: Enrico Carattoni - 32 years old

Enrico Carattoni is one of San Marino's two heads of state, known as a Captain Regent.

Enrico Carattoni
Enrico Carattoni Photo credit: Tribuna Politica

North Korea: Kim Jong-un - 34 years old

Kim Jong-un currently holds power in the rogue nation of North Korea.

Kim Jong-un. Photo credit: Getty

Qatar: Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani - 37 years old

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani took power of Qatar in 2003, after his father stepped down.

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Photo credit: Getty

New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern - 37 years old

After Thursday night's announcement, she became New Zealand's youngest female Prime Minister.

Jacinda Ardern. Photo credit: Getty

Bhutan: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck - 37 years old

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is currently King of Bhutan and took power at the age of 26.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Photo credit: Getty

Ireland: Leo Varadkar - 38 years old

Leo Varadkar is the current head of state in Ireland, known at the Taoiseach.

Leo Varadkar. Photo credit: Getty

Estonia: Juri Ratas - 39 years old

Juri Ratas is the current Prime Minister of Estonia and was elected in November 2016.

Juri Ratas. Photo credit: Getty

France: Emmanuel Macron - 39 years old

French President Emmanuel Macron took over as leader of France from Francois Hollande in May 2017.

Emmanuel Macron. Photo credit: Getty