At the end of the day, a leader has to keep those just under him in 2nd, 3rd rank etc, happy or he will get a (literal or figurative) dagger in the back. His power is dependent on ensuring those underneath him are at least happy enough to support him...
Better yet to have all the power and influence but remain in the shadows. Let someone else be the figurehead - many of the worlds true powerbrokers are not widely known by the herd. Highly advanced defacto Satanists indeed!
Your signature sums it up very succinctly Witch TrojZyr: "The strong rule the weak, and the cunning rule over all."
"Here and now is our day of joy! Here and now is our opportunity! Choose ye this day, this hour, for no redeemer liveth!"