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The reigning queen of pop, Taylor Swift is No. 6 on Fortune's second annual list of 50 World's Greatest Leaders alongside equally powerful international figures such as Apple CEO Tim Cook, human rights activist Beatrice Tetwa, and of course, Pope Francis.

Tim Cook tops the list, followed by Mario Draghi, president of European Central Bank. India Prime Minister Narendra Modi ranks fifth.

"In the past year, Swift racked up an impressive list of savvy business moves. Back in November, she pulled her entire catalogue from Spotify, saying that the streaming service doesn't adequately compensate artists. Since then, she's proved to be one of the savviest brand creators going," said Fortune,  explaining why she was up so high on the list.

Editor Alan Murray said: "Taylor Swift didn't become the highest-paid woman in the music business by accident.... she has proved shrewder at honing a brand in the social media age than virtually any other person or company."

However, US President, Barrack Obama did not make the list for the second time in a row.

"At home our politics are as divided - and our federal government is as dysfunctional - as they were when he took office." Murray wrote in an article on his decision to exclude Obama.

Obama dismissed the criticism by saying that he is "less concerned about style points." But if only he knew that when it comes to leadership, style matters!

The magazine accepted recommendations from a group of nominators, and said its criterion for selecting the final 50 nominees wasn't about brilliance or power, but rather on the fact that they could be considered "leaders with vision who moved others to act as well" and showed "effectiveness and commitment and for the courage to pioneer."