Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Catholic Pontiac, Pope
Francis; Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra
Modi; Bill and Melinda Gates as well as Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg
and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook also made the list.
“A magna cum laude Harvard grad who holds a Ph.D. from MIT,
Okonjo-Iweala has helped usher in a GDP-trebling decade of Nigerian
prosperity. She is a fearless promoter of sound economic policies,” says
Witney Schneidman, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for
African affairs. No wonder Nigeria’s two-term finance minister—and first
woman in the role – has been considered a top contender to run the
World Bank one day”.