Nigerian-American teenage sensation, Zuriel Oduwole, has been named as the most powerful 11-year old personality worldwide by the Business Insider. The recognition is coming less than 10 days after she successful hosted the inaugural edition of the First Lady’s Colloquy in Lagos.
The New York and Singapore based Business Insider, a leader in Technology, Money, Entertainment and Market News, named Oduwole in its annual list of the World’s Most Powerful 100 Individuals – one person at every age from 0 to 100 years old released this week.
Oduwole, founder of Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up, Girl-Child initiative, was named the most powerful 11-year old based on her record of being the youngest person to be interviewed by Forbes Magazine, Business Insider noted.
According to the magazine, “Oduwole started the ‘Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up’ program to inspire girls in Africa to achieve their dreams of an education, has interviewed a dozen presidents and prime ministers from all over Africa and was named in December as one of the most influential Africans by New Africa magazine”.
Others included on the list are: 1 year old [Margaret Hager-Bush], Grand Daughter of George Bush, at 8 years old [Infanta Leonor] in line to Spanish Monarchy, at 15 years old [Malia Obama] First Daughter of President Barack Obama of the USA, at 26 years old, soccer star [Lionel Messi], at 29 years old [Mark Zuckerberg] Facebook founder, and at 31 [Kim Jung Un] – North Korean Leader.
Others include at 42 [Elon Musk], The South African founder of California based Telsa Motor Company and one of only 3 Africans, at 50 Amazon Founder [Jeff Bezos], at 52 [Barack Obama], in the 58 years old bracket is [Bill Gates], at 60 Chinese President [Xi Jinping], at 66 former Secretary of State [Hilary Clinton], at 77 years old [Pope Francis], at 83 Investor Extraordinaire [Warren Buffet], and the [Queen of England] listed as the most powerful 88 year old in the world.
The 3rd African on the list is President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, who is the most powerful personality at 90 years old.