Kasich lands on leaders list


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Fortune.com’s World’s Greatest Leaders

In business, government, philanthropy and the arts, and all over the globe, these men and women are transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same. Read more about our fourth annual list.

1 Theo Epstein

2 Jack Ma

3 Pope Francis

4 Melinda Gates

5 Jeff Bezos

6 Ava DuVernay

7 H.R. McMaster

8 Tsai Ing-Wen

9 John McCain

10 Angela Merkel

11 LeBron James

12 John Kasich

Kasich’s moderation didn’t resonate with Republican voters in last year’s presidential primaries. But as the leader of a politically consequential state, the Trump skeptic commands a key platform. Lately he has used it to rally GOP governors behind preserving the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, which allowed him to secure coverage for nearly 700,000 Ohioans. Kasich made his case directly to Trump in February, and it made a difference: Instead of immediately zeroing out federal support, the GOP’s replacement plan would extend it until 2020.

13 John Delaney

14 Helle Thorning-Schmidt

15 Katharine Hayhoe

16 Bryan Stevenson

17 Janet Yellen

18 Brian Chesky

19 Samantha Bee

20 Paul Polman

21 John Roberts

22 Janeé Harteau

23 Joe Biden

24 Zhang Ruimin

25 Carmen Aristegui

26 Arundhati Bhattacharya

27 Shakira

28 Raj Panjabi

29 Svetlana Gannushkina

30 Elon Musk

31 Justin Trudeau

32 Rebecca Richards-Kortum

33 Strive Masiyiwa

34 Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland, and Carmen Perez

35 Diana Natalicio

36 Ohood Al Roumi

37 Fazle Abed

38 Haruno Yoshida

39 Jamie Dimon

40 Yuri Milner

41 Randall Stephenson

42 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

43 Marc Benioff

44 Frank Mugisha

45 Dalia Grybauskaitė

46 Chance the Rapper

47 Hu Shuli

48 Sadiq Khan

49 Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor

50 Lisa Su

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