Foreign policy Journal Lists Jonathan, Dangote Among the Planets 500 Most Influential Persons
President Goodluck Jonathan, Africa’s richest man Alhaji Aliko Dangote and general overseer of the deeper life Bible church, Pastor William Kumuyi were among 500 persons that made the list of 500 most influential persons on planet earth by the Foreign Policy magazine.
The inaugural list of Influential US magazine Foreign Policy (FP) has names that include presidents, business men, politicians, clerics, military commanders, and even terrorists. The magazine however did not describe in detail the level of influence wielded by the individuals on the list.
Giving a brief remark on why Dangote made the list, the magazine said “in the last 10 years, Asia and Latin America have burst into the scene with seven new billionaires in the Top 50 – and so has Africa, which now has a billionaire of its own, Aliko Dangote, a cement and sugar magnate from Nigeria.”
It also described Pastor William Kumuyi as owning the world’s largest mega church, with weekly attendance of 75,000 people.
The magazine made no mention of President Goodluck Jonathan who also made the list as the side note contained no details about him.
The magazine gave a short explanatory note on the compilation of the list saying “Is it possible to identify the 500 most powerful individuals on the planet — one in 14 million? That’s what we tried to do with the inaugural FP Power Map, our inventory of the people who control the commanding heights of the industries that run the world, from politics to high finance, media to energy, warfare to religion. Think of it as a list of all the most important other lists. Here’s how they stack up — and why (sorry, declinists!) Americans are still No. 1 in pretty much everything that matters.
“Where possible, we took a “list of lists” approach, consulting the authoritative rankings for a given industry and substituting judgment where quantitative assessments do not exist. Among our sources: Box Office Mojo Yearly Box Office, Citypopulation.de by Thomas Brinkoff, Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes World’s Most Powerful People, Global Finance World’s 50 Biggest Banks, Fortune Global 500, Global Journal Top 100 NGOs, Institute of Media and Communications Policy International Media Corporations, Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500, PFC Energy 50, SIPRI Military Expenditure Database and SIPRI Top 100 companies, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Fund Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Thomson Reuters, Vanity Fair New Establishment List, Wall Street Journal MarketWatch World’s Largest Mutual Funds.”
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