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Chicago Cubs president for baseball operations Theo Epstein speaks during a news conference for Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The president tops Fortune’s ’50 Greatest Leaders’ list. The Cubs' president, that is.


The latest version of Fortune magazine's yearly "50 Greatest Leaders" list features Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein in the top spot.

President Trump didn't make the cut.

The list features a mixture of business and political leaders. Fortune said its greatest leaders do three things: acknowledge leaders and offer hope, bring followers physically together and build bridges.

The top 10:

  1. Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs president
  2. Jack Ma, Alibaba chairman
  3. Pope Francis
  4. Melinda Gates, co-chair of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  5. Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO
  6. Ava Duvernay, film director
  7. H.R. McMaster, U.S. National Security Adviser
  8. Tsai Ing-Wen, President of Taiwan
  9. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
  10. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
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Chicago Cubs president for baseball operations Theo Epstein talks on his phone during a team workout in preparation for Saturday's Game 1 in baseball's National League Championship Series in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Fortune gave Epstein the top spot largely because of his "deeper understanding of important human qualities among his players" in an era when baseball was increasingly reliant on technology and data.

Fortune argued that the "age of radical transparency" made it easier to find leaders doing bad deeds than good deeds. This led to many leaders clouded by scandal and disgrace, like former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and jailed Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong.

Other notable appearances:

11. LeBron James, basketball superstar
12. John Kasich, governor of Ohio
19. Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal"
23. Joe Biden, former vice president
27. Shakira, singer
30. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX
31. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
46. Chance the Rapper
48. Sadiq Khan, mayor of London

The president tops Fortune’s ’50 Greatest Leaders’ list. The Cubs' president, that is.

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