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Tony Bennett named to the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list

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Coach lands on the Fortune’s list with likes of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Fortune just came out with their sixth annual list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. The list encompasses men and women in business, government, philanthropy, and the arts, and all over the globe, who are “transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same.” While Bill and Melinda Gates top the list, Virginia Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett also checked in at No. 48.

The article touches briefly on the turnaround from last year’s “humiliating” loss to UMBC to this year’s tournament title. The article also credits Bennett for allowing Virginia players to openly talk about the frustration of losing, which allowed the players to motivate themselves and each other.

It’s only a two-paragraph blurb and it ignores Bennett’s own humility, or what Bennett has done for these young men off the court, or Bennett’s faith and impact in the Charlottesville community and beyond, but it at least gives Bennett the recognition of being one of just 50—fifty!—greatest leaders in the world.

Bennett is joined by founders and CEOs of multibillion dollar companies, prime ministers, governors, and first ladies, and the like. He’s joined from the sports world by Sean McVay of the L.A. Rams and Fatma Samoura, Secretary General of FIFA. In the higher education world, he’s joined by Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University.

Congratulations, Coach Bennett!