July 31, 2021

No Tunisia is among the 100 most credible people on earth: should we resign ourselves to it?

Suddenly becoming incapable of bringing out big names enjoying great world fame, Tunisia thus sees its historical influence shrink. The publication this week by the reputation management consulting agency, Reputation Poll International, of the 2019 ranking of the 100 most credible people on the planet, leaves us speechless.

This list, which includes eminent personalities from all sectors and distinguishes leaders who have maintained a high level of credibility in the performance of their duties and who have retained a laudable and exemplary reputation for public emulation.

Tunisia no longer promotes the rise of its illustrious sons and daughters in high international positions, neither in the United Nations system and financial institutions, nor in large companies and prestigious universities, still less in the high places of culture and the arts. However, our country is hardly sterile in skills and talents. For three thousand centuries, and through various civilizations, has he not given humanity political and military leaders, thinkers, poets, painters, musicians, writers, jurists, historians and other scholars.

Broken down, the Tunisian elevator deprives so many elites of the valuation and visibility they deserve. The lack of support for books and the media that highlight all these sagas, the lack of support from public authorities to boost international careers, end up eroding ambitions.

In this country where success is envied and success is suspected, talents are stifled. Without tycoons and icons, without elites and stars, without locomotives which pull the Tunisian model and make it parade all over the world, we will be reduced on the planet, to a very small village, almost depopulated.

The 2019 list of the 100 Most Credible People in the World includes renowned personalities from various industries such as entertainment, politics, religion, education, philanthropy, business, and more. Having brought together crosses in more than 44 countries around the world, the reach of the Reputation Survey is expanding every day.

Among the figures on the list is the famous Queen Elizabeth II, 92, who is the oldest person to be added to the list. The youngest person to be added to the list is 21-year-old Malala malala.

With an average age of 54, the United States has the highest proportion of famous people, 25, with representation of 38 women, 1 couple, and 61 men.

What matters is not only to be among the top 100 first, but also to occupy a rank well advanced. The ranking indeed establishes a significant score to read carefully. Even if it is only a simple survey, limited to a conquest of countries, with random and hardly representative results, this barometer has the merit of drawing trends.

Behind each personality retained there is already a lesson of success, lessons. The ranking, however, marks an order of success. Isn’t it curious to see the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, confronted with a formidable cabal of destabilization on the eve of the elections this summer for the renewal of his mandate, come in very second position? Or, conversely, to see the most powerful and authoritarian heads of state and government, such as the Indian Narendra Modi (71st rank) or Chinese, Xi Jinping, (99th rank) listed at the bottom of the table? To meditate.

The complete list, ranked in order of credibility

1.Abigail Johnson – CEO, Fidelity Investments


2.Akinwumi Adesina – President, AafDB

3.Akio Toyoda – President, Toyota Motor Corporation


4. Amal Clooney – Barrister

5.Amina J Mohammed – Deputy Secretary-General, UN


6.Ana Patricia Botin – Executive Chairman, Santander Group


7.António Guterres – Secretary-General, UN

8.Atifete Jahjaga – Former President, Kosovo

9.Bishop Dag Heward-Mills – General Overseer, Lighthouse Chapel


10.Bishop David Oyedepo – General Overseer, Winners Chapel 


11.Catharine Drew Gilpin Faus – President, Harvard University


12.Christiane Amanpour – TV Host, CNN


13.Dalai Lama

14.Denise Morrison – Former CEO, Campbell Soup


15.Denzel Washington – Actor


16.Ding Xuedong – CEO, China Investment Corporation


17.Dirk Van de Put – Chairperson, Mondelez International

18.Dr Denis Mukwege – Medical Doctor


19.Dr Judy Dlamini – Chancellor, University of the Witwatersrand


20.Dr Paul Enenche – Senior Pastor, Dunamis


21.Dr. Harbeen Arora  – Founder, Women Economic Forum


22.Ed Sheeran – Singer


23.Emma Watson – Actress


24.Eric Thomas – Motivational Speaker


25.Evang. Reinhard Bonnke – General Overseer, Christ for all Nations


26.Gary Vaynerchuk – Motivational Speaker


27.Ginni Rometty – Chairperson, IBM


28.Graça Machel DBE – Co-Founder, Africa Progress Panel


29.Haruhiko Kuroda – Governor, Bank of Japan


30.Helen Clark – Politician, New Zealand


31.Helen Sharman OBE – Astronaut


32.Ian Khama – Former President


33.Ismail Ahmed – CEO, WorldRemit


34.Jacinda Ardern – President, New Zealand


35.Jack Ma – Founder, Alibaba Group


36.Janet Yellen – Economist


37.Jean-Claude Juncker – President, European Commission


38.Jeff Weiner – CEO, LinkedIn


39.Jim Yong Kim – President, World Bank


40.John Legend – Singer


41.John Maxwell – Motivational Speaker


42.Joko Widodo – President, Indonesia

43.Joseph Stiglitz – Economist, Columbia University


44.Juan Manuel Santos – Former President, Colombia


45.Justin Trudeau – President, Canada


46.Justina Mutale – Founder, Justina Mutale Foundation

47.Kailash Satyarthi – Children’s Rights Activist


48.Kenneth Copeland – Televangelist


49.Khaldoon Al Mubarak – MD, Mubadala Development Company


50.Kim Schofield – Member, United States House of Representatives


51.Klaus Schwab – Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

52.Kumail Nanjiani- Comedian 53.Lei Jun – Founder, Xiaomi Inc

54.Les Brown – Motivational Speaker


55.Liu Qing – President, Didi Chuxing

56.Lubna Suliman Olayan – Businesswoman


57.Ma Huateng – CEO, Tencent

58.Major Mariam Al Mansouri – Pilot


59.Malala Yousafzai – Activist, The Malala Fund


60.Mario Draghi – President


61.Mary Robinson – Politician, Ireland


62.Melinda Gates – Philanthropist, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


63.Michael Bloomberg – Founder, Bloomberg LP


64.Michelle Obama – Former First Lady, United States of America

65.Mo Ibrahim – Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

66.Muhammad Yunus – Founder, Grameen Bank

67.Mukesh Ambani – Chairperson, Reliance Industries Limited


68.Nadia Murad – Human Right Activist

69. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – President, Ghana

70.Nancy Pelosi – Minority Leader, United States House of Representatives


71.Narendra Modi – Prime Minister, India


72.Nick Vujicic – Motivational Speaker


73.Nicole Kidman – Actress


74.Noura Al Kaabi – Minister, Culture and Knowledge Development


75.Nuseir Yassin – Vlogger


76.Oprah Winfrey – CEO, Oprah Winfrey Network


77.Paul Kagame – President, Rwanda


78.Paul Romer – Senior Vice President, World Bank


79.Philip Ng Chee Tat – CEO, Far East Organization

80.Pope Francis – Pope, Roman Catholic Church


81.Prince Harry & Meghan


82.Priyanka Joshi – Bio Chemist

83.Queen Elizabeth II


84.Ralph Hamers – CEO, ING Group


85.Rev. Jesse Jackson – Activist


86.Robin Sharma – Motivational Speaker


87. Well-Work Zewde – President, Ethiopia

88.Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Prime Minister, UAE

89.Sinach Joseph – Songstress


90.Sinead Burke – Writer


91.Strive Masiyiwa – Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless


92.Sundar Pichai – CEO, Google

93.Tatsumi Kimishima – Businessman

94.Tim Cook – CEO, Apple


95.Tony Robbin – Motivational Speaker


96.Wang Jianlin – CEO, Dalian Wanda Group


97.Warren Buffett – Executive Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway


98.Winnie Byanyima – Executive Director, Oxfam International


99.Xi Jinping – President, China

100.Zuzana Čaputová – President, Slovakia.

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