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Taylor Swift Named World's Greatest Female Leader By Fortune

| by Michael Allen

Fortune announced its annual list of the World’s Greatest Leaders today, and coming in as the top female leader is country music singer Taylor Swift.

Swift, who posted at no. 6 overall, beat out women such as General Motors CEO Mary Barra and philanthropist Melinda Gates.

Fortune admits that their choice was mocked on Twitter, but adds that Swift is the "highest-paid woman in the music industry" and "pulled her entire catalogue from Spotify, saying that the streaming service doesn’t adequately compensate artists."

Fortune notes Swift's other accomplishments such as trademarking catch phrases, posting her own pictures to Instagram to undercut paparazzi pics and purchasing URLs that include her name coupled with an adult phrase.

Fortune didn't mention any instances of the 25-year-old singer actually leading anyone, but did call her a "massive cultural influencer."

Vanity Fair notes that the top five people on the list above Swift include: "Apple CEO Tim Cook, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, People’s Republic of China president Xi Jinping, Pope Francis, and India prime minister Narendra Modi."

Sources: Fortune, Vanity Fair
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