Ava DuVernay And Chance The Rapper Land On 'World's Greatest Leaders' List

Fortune magazine's list also features the likes of LeBron James and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The top 12 world's greatest leaders, according to Fortune. 
The top 12 world's greatest leaders, according to Fortune. 

Ava DuVernay is among the several black influencers who have been named on Fortune magazine’s annual “World’s Greatest Leaders” list.

Now in its fourth year, the list highlights people around the world who “excel at leading effectively in today’s environment.” This includes, according to Fortune, offering hope, bringing people physically together, and building bridges. 

DuVernay is No. 6 on the list, which was released Thursday. The magazine praises her for continuing “to draw attention to Hollywood’s need for better representation of women and minorities both in front of, and behind, the camera.” 

Chicago native Chance The Rapper is No. 46, thanks to his rise in the music industry as an independent artist, and his activism surrounding police violence in predominantly black communities.

Other black leaders on the list include basketball player LeBron James (at No. 11), activist Bryan Stevenson (No. 16), Zimbabwean businessman Strive Masiyiwa (No. 33), activist Tamika Mallory (No. 34, along with the other organizers of the Women’s March), and novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (No. 42). 

View the entire list at Fortune



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