Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tops the list, followed by Angela Merkel of Germany (2), Aung San Suu Kyi (3) whereas the Aam Aadmi Party chief is ranked 42nd on the list. He was preceded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-chair and CEO Melinda Gates and Susan Desmond-Hellmann (41)
Fortune credits Kejriwal for his efforts to curb pollution in New Delhi through the scheme of allowing vehicles of odd and even numbers on alternate days on the city’s roads.
It said leadership is not “demagoguery, pandering, even populism” but is defined by people across the world “you’ve never heard of who are rallying followers to make life better in ways you never imagined.”
“…the New Delhi ‘government official’ risking his career to fight pollution; the Italian mayor welcoming Middle East migrants to his tiny town improving its economy and brightening their prospects,” the US-based magazine said in a reference to Kejriwal and Domenico Lucano, the Mayor of the Italian town of Riace, who was ranked 40th on the list.