Award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has been named
among Fortune Magazine’s 50 greatest world leaders.
Adichie who ranked at number 42 was closely followed by Marc Benioff,
CEO and chairman of Saleforce.
Theo Epstein, president of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, is ranked number one.
Adichie’s book ‘Americanah’ recently won the “One Book, One New York”
campaign from the New York city mayor’s office of media and
entertainment in partnership with BuzzFeed.
Jack Ma, business mogul of AliBaba group of companies, appears at
number two and Pope Francis leader of the Catholic Church worldwide is
in third place for his social integration projects as a clergyman.
Melinda Gates is at number four in recognition of the impact of the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which she co-chairs.
Also on the list is LeBron James, celebrated basketball player, at 11
while Samantha Bee, a comedienne, is at 19.
Shakira, colombian music superstar, is at 27 for her philanthropic
work through her Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) school foundation.
Just outside of the top five is Ava DuVernay recognised for her
directorial work in Academy Award winning film, Selma, and her
forthcoming Disney adaptation, A Wrinkle in Time.
Chance the Rapper checks in at number 46.
The 23-year-old hip-hop star is commended for his willingness to
remain an independent artist and release his music for free as well as
his education philanthropy in his Illinois, Chicago hometown. ELANZANEWS.M