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These Are the World’s 5 Greatest Leaders

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Spencer Platt—Getty Images Amazon founder Jeff Bezos holds the new Amazon tablet called the Kindle Fire on September 28, 2011 in New York City.

From tech CEOs to religious figures

Fortune’s third annual World’s Greatest Leaders list published March 24. Topping the list? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Here’s Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky on the tech titan:

He’s got every reason to cha-cha. More has gone right for Bezos lately than perhaps at any other time during his two-decade run in the public eye. His company is expanding internationally and spreading its hydra-headed product and service offerings in unexpected new directions. Bezos, too, is evolving. Always a fierce competitor and stern taskmaster, he has begun to show another side. With the Post, he’s taken a seat at the civic-leadership table. And with his various projects Bezos is also becoming known as a visionary on topics beyond dreaming up new ways to gut the profit margins of Amazon’s many foes.

The top five leaders:

  1. Jeff Bezos
  2. Angela Merkel
  3. Aung San Suu Kyi
  4. Pope Francis
  5. Tim Cook

Head over to Fortune for the full list.

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