Justin Trudeau Named 2017’s Second Most Influential Person in the World

More than just nice hair, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has been ranked number two on a list of the top influential people in the world for 2017.

LinkedIn Editor in Chief, Daniel Roth created a list of ten of the most influential voices of 2017.  By using editorial signals and data that includes total engagement, growth of followers, and amount of times a person has been featured in editorial channels, the list was determined at the end of the year.

Canada’s leader was the only Canadian to make the list and was mentioned for his business and economic policies and global responsibilities.  The article had this to say about our Prime Minister:

“Trudeau discusses the policies his government is putting in place to improve the lives of everyday Canadians — and why that matters around the world. In particular, he likes to share about his government’s business and economic ideas, which attract particularly high attention among professionals.”

Here is the full ranking from the LinkedIn article:

  1. Ian Bremmer | President & Founder of Eurasia Group and GZero Media
  2. Justin Trudeau | Prime Minister of Canada
  3. Mohamed El-Erian | Chief Economic Advisor of Allianz
  4. Liz Ryan | Founder & CEO of Human Workplace
  5. Sallie Krawcheck | Co-founder and CEO of Ellevest
  6. Naomi Simson | Founder of Red Balloon
  7. Adam Grant | Organizational Psychologist at The Wharton School
  8. Sanyin Siang | Executive Director of Fuqua
  9. Beth Comstock | Vice Chair of GE
  10. Nicholas Thompson | Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine

The news is great for Canadians knowing that our leader is being recognized as being globally responsible and economically influential which is more than can be said about some world leaders.  This is not the only list Trudeau came close to coming on top; he also sits in second place on Google searches when you punch in the name Justin, behind another Canadian, Justin Bieber.

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