Chance the Rapper Named Among Fortune Mag’s 50 of the World’s Greatest Leaders

blame it on Patrick Glynn March 23, 2017

Fortune released their yearly ranking of 50 of the World’s Greatest Leaders today. Chance the Rapper, the 23-year-old rapper from Chicago we’ve all come to know and love, was placed at No. 46 on the magazine’s list.

Fortune noted Chance’s staunch approach to staying independent and being a “political force” as to why he was included on the list.

“Chance is also a political force as an anti-violence campaigner in his hometown of Chicago, and he may only be getting started,” the blurb read. “His latest salvo: A $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools, after he called Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to task for what Chance called Rauner’s neglect of educational funding. The cash will go towards arts and after-school programming —and even set off a chain reaction, with Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett inspired to donate his endorsement money to worthy causes.”

Chance is joined by the likes of Joe Biden, LeBron James, Elon Musk, Ava DuVernay, the Pope and Melinda Gates on the top 50 ranking. Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, landed at No. 1 on the list after helping the Cubs break a 100-plus-year-long drought of not winning a World Series. The win and subsequent parade resulted in one of the largest gatherings of humans in the history of Earth.