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Rosie Batty named among Fortune magazine world's greatest leaders

Famed business magazine Fortune has named domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty one of its top 50 world's greatest leaders.

Ms Batty is fresh off handing the baton of Australian of the Year to Lieutenant General David Morrison.

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 She is one of two Australians named in the list, the membership of which is decided by a poll of Fortune's readership, and sits among lofty company. Also on the list is Angela Merkel (2), Pope Francis (4) and basketballer Stephen Curry (15).

Fortune and its readers clearly laud economic achievements. Topping this year's list was Amazon's Jeff Bezos, while Apple's Tim Cook took top spot in 2015.

Ms Batty was given 33rd spot for "selflessly putting domestic violence on the Australian agenda in a country where one in five women has experienced sexual violence after age 15," the magazine wrote.

Read more: The Age

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