Fortune Magazine has released its annual list of World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the novelist and essayist is on it.
The Magazine said: “In business, government, philanthropy and the arts, and all over the globe, these men and women are transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same.”
Here’s what the magazine wrote of her:
The prize-winning Nigerian writer has won admirers with her prose and a pair of viral TED Talks (one of which was famously sampled by Beyoncé). But Adichie has been most powerful in challenging her audiences to think differently and more expansively about Africa, identity, race, and gender. Many in the English-speaking world have embraced the invitation, and she has emerged as a feminist icon—she tells girls to get over being liked—and a fearless political and cultural critic.
Leaders on the list include “Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (5), U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (17), basketball great LeBron James (11), Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė (45), the ‘Iron Lady’ who has dared to call out Vladimir Putin for his misdeeds, and bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum (32), whose Institute for Global Health is finding innovative ways to save babies.”
Others on the list include: Jack Ma (2) of Alibaba Group, Pope Francis (3), Melinda Gates (4) of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Strive Masiyiwa (33), CEO of Econet Wireless Group, Frank Mugisha, Executive Director, Sexual Minorities Uganda, Ava DuVernay (6), Film Director (Selma) and Screenwriter, former U.S Vice President Joe Biden (23), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (10), Taiwan’s first female President Tsai Ing-Wen (8), Elon Musk (30) of Tesla and SpaceX, Chance the Rapper (46), and Shakira (27).
See full list HERE.