Fortune magazine has just released its second annual list of the 50 greatest leaders in the world. They ranked Pope Francis fourth.
When compiling the list, the prestigious business magazine looked for "extraordinary men and women [who] are transforming business, government, philanthropy, and so much more.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook ranks first. He was chosen because of his strong leadership after the death of Steve Jobs. Number two is European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. And just ahead of Pope Francis is Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The Pope was ranked number one on last year's list. However, the magazine's editors stated that "his vision, fortitude, and commitment to reform were so extraordinary in 2014 that we’re including him again this year.”
Others included on the list are the Prime Minister of India; pop singer Taylor Swift; Bill and Melinda Gates; and the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
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