Chance The Rapper checks-in at number 46 on Fortune Magazine‘s 50 greatest leaders in the world, which includes NBA superstar LeBron James, comedian and late night talk show host Samantha Bee, politician John McCain and Pope Francis. Chance is the only rapper on the list. The magazine commended the Chicago artist for his willingness to release his music without the help of a major record label and for donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.
“I thank every person in Chicago for building me into the person I am. I’m a public school kid, so I thank CPS,” – Chance in his meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to reform Chicago Public Schools
He continued, “I know we’re in our troubles right now, but we’re about to get past this. I just ask at every turn, at every level, that every one has a voice and a hand in this. That goes out to the highest level people, the organizers, the parents, the teachers. Thank you for raising me up and supporting me. I’m gonna need a little more help to get this done.”