Who has international influence? Rather than any particular field or institution, it turns out to be the individual stars of various specialist areas. This is true of all the fields of knowledge analyzed. It’s notable, however, that a particularly high number of religious thinkers are represented at the top Global Thought Leader ranking:
– Popes Francis and Benedict in first and sixth place,
– the Dalai Lama in second place and
– in fourth place the thought leader of atheists, the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.
The ranking analyses more than 200 thinkers from around the world, looking at their influence in the English-speaking digital infosphere, and aggregates different criteria into one overall Thought Leader rank (full details of the method here).
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