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Fortune includes Apple CEO Cook among 'World's Greatest Leaders'
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 11:32am

Apple CEO Tim Cook ranks 33rd on a first-ever Fortune list of the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders," defined as people who are currently active with "transformative" influence. "Following Steve Jobs has arguably been the toughest corporate leadership assignment in decades, yet Cook has carried it off with mostly quiet aplomb," the publication writes. "In 2½ years he has kept the parade of winning new products marching (the Retina display, new operating systems, the iPhone 5), and he is bringing in Burberry's savior, Angela Ahrendts, to run Apple's retail stores. That's thinking different."



The top three people on the list are Pope Francis, German chancellor Angela Merkel, and Ford CEO Alan Mulally. Cook ranks below other tech executives including Alibaba chairman Jack Ma (#16) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (#10). Some celebrities not usually seen as leaders are also on the list, including U2 frontman Bono and actress Angelina Jolie; both, though, have been heavily involved in charity and humanitarian work.

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