Delhi CM features in Fortune’s top 50 leaders
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took the 42nd spot in the third annual edition of Fortune's 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders'. Kejriwal is the sole leader from India who made it to the Fortune's list this year. He was on the list for his efforts risking his political career, to fight pollution in Delhi, bringing a significant difference in the air quality of Delhi.
'Fortune' is an American global business magazine published by Time Inc, with its headquarters in New York. It was founded in 1929 by Henry Luce, the co-founder of Time Inc., and the first issue of the magazine had come out in 1930. The tri-weekly magazine is known for 'Fortune Lists' released annually, that list out the top companies, entrepreneurs, and other related fields.
Fortune magazine had issued its first annual list of 'World's Greatest Leaders' in 2014. Fortune stated that it wasn't easy to list down just 50 men and women irrespective of their age, who were leading the world as the best.
In the first edition, Pope Francis, who had completed only his first year as pontiff at Catholic Church, ranked first. He was succeeded by Angela Merkel, Chancellor-Germany; Alan Mulally, CEO, Ford Motors; Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway; and Ex-President of USA, Bill Clinton, Founder, The Clinton Foundation. The list didn't represent people running large organizations but, who demonstrated extraordinary or long leadership in multiple-areas.
From India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had ranked fifth, and Kailash Satyarthi had ranked 28th in Fortune's top 50 greatest leaders list. The list was topped by the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook. Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank; Chinese President Xi Jinping; Pope Francis; and Narendra Modi succeeded Tim Cook. Facebook CEO ranked 25th and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the 44th spot.
The Fortune Magazine had stated that in the first edition, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Kailash Satyarthi was overshadowed by Malala Yousafzai. It added that globally, nobody had ever fought child labour much as Satyarthi did for over 30 years.
This year, CEO of Amazon-Jeff Bezos, who was consecutively on the list for the third-time, topped the list. Bezos was succeeded by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; Myanmar Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi; Pope Francis; and Apple CEO Tim Cook. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina secured 10th spot. Indian-Americans Nikki Haley,Governor-South Carolina, and Resham Saujani, CEO-Girls Who Code took the 17th and 20th spots respectively.