by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Not only does the president appear nowhere in Fortune columnist Geoff Colvin‘s list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders, but the last Democratic president both appears at No. 5 and serves as the subject of the magazine’s cover photo.
Other politicians not named Barack Obama who make the Fortune list include German Chancellor Angela Merkel (No. 2 behind Pope Francis); Jakarta, Indonesia, governor Joko Widodo (No. 37); Barcelona Mayor Xavier Trias (No. 46); and U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff (No. 50).