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Taylor Swift named one of 'World's Greatest Leaders' | Updated: 2015-03-30 10:28

Taylor Swift named one of 'World's Greatest Leaders'

Taylor Swift arrives on the red carpet for the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan 26, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]

US pop star Taylor Swift has landed a spot among powerful businessmen and politicians in a poll of the World's Greatest Leaders.

The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker, is the highest-placed woman on the 2015 list conducted by new

It ranks the "extraordinary" people who are "transforming business, government, philanthropy, and so much more."

Swift comes in sixth behind Apple CEO Tim Cook at number one, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi at two and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the third place.

In a related article, editors heap praise on the singer, who is ranked two spots behind Pope Francis, writing, "Pop's savviest star has crossed swords with Spotify, embraced corporate sponsorship, and moved to secure dozens of trademarks."

Swift took a stand against popular music programme Spotify in November, removing all her tracks from the site without prior notice, just days after the release of her latest album '1989.'


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