Pope Francis, Jorge Ramos
Pope Francis and Jorge Ramos among world's greatest leaders, according to "Fortune." Reuters/Getty

Pope Francis, Jorge Ramos, Lin-Manuel Miranda and other Latino personalities are featured in “Fortune” magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, which came out on Thursday. This year marks the publication’s third annual ranking and it includes worldwide known celebrities such as Bono, John Legend, John Oliver, and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, scored the number position but was closely followed by The Pontiff, who ranked number four and has made Fortune’s list every year since it was first published 3 years ago. “The pope’s unapologetic advocacy on behalf of the poor and the environment has only boosted his popularity,” reports the magazine. “When he launched an Instagram account in March, he gained 1 million followers in 24 hours.”

“Hamilton’s” composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recently received the “Genius Grant” from The MacArthur Foundation, was given the 18th position on the list. “It’s Miranda’s way of asserting that America’s ideals belong to everyone – and it’s arguably the most optimistic, civic-minded statement any artist is making today,” Fortune says of the way Miranda’s Broadway show manages to portray every Founding Father with black and Hispanic actors without comment or apology.

The 43rd spot on the list goes to the always political, Jorge Ramos. According to this year’s list, the Univision news anchor “became a household name only after Donald Trump kicked him out of a press conference in August.” However, Ramos has been one of the most influential journalists in the Spanish-language for almost 30 years. Sources report Latinos are twice as likely to vote if they frequently watch news in Spanish, a correlation they dubbed the “Jorge Ramos effect.”

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