10 Most Popular Leaders, According to Facebook

President Obama is the easy winner, but Queen Rania is in the top 10
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Queen Rania of Jordan is among the most popular world leaders, if Facebook is any guide.   (Ben Pruchnie/Pool Photo via AP)

(Newser) – Well, it's one way to measure world leaders: The PR firm Burson-Marsteller has taken a look at the Facebook pages of global bigwigs and provided a ranking based on their number of likes. Personal pages are counted separately from institutional pages, which is why President Obama's page and the White House page each make the top 10:

  1. Obama, 46.4 million
  2. India's PM Narendra Modi, 31.7 million
  3. Office of India's prime minister, 10.1 million
  4. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 7.9 million
  5. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, 6 million
  6. Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, 5.9 million
  7. Jordan's Queen Rania, 5.5 million
  8. The White House, 5.4 million
  9. Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, 4.5 million
  10. Philippines' President Benigno Aquino, 4.2 million
Click for the full breakdown, which gets into far more detail. (Read more political leaders stories.)

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