Samantha Bee makes list of top world leaders — Donald Trump doesn’t

The latest “Greatest Leaders” list from Fortune magazine just came out, and Donald Trump isn’t going to like it one bit.

In the 2017 list, President Trump’s name is noticeably absent from a list that includes other American and foreign leaders, including former Vice President Joe Biden (#23), and even his own National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster (#7). Even TV satirist Samantha Bee, who is the host and executive producer of TBS’ Full Frontal, made the list, coming in at #19.

Bee’s inclusion on the list makes her one of just three people in the entertainment industry who made the top 50, which also includes Chicago-based Chance The Rapper (#46) and director/screenwriter Ava DuVernay. Full Frontal has become a wildly successful political satire show, even beating Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in ratings, where Bee worked as a correspondent when Jon Stewart was hosting.

Other political leaders on the list include Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen (#8), Angela Merkel (#10), Vatican head of state Pope Francis (#3), Ohio Governor John Kasich (#12), Maryland Congressman John Delaney (#13), and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts (#21).


Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.