Jacinda Ardern named as one of Fortune magazine's 40 most influential people under 40-years-old

  • 20/07/2018
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 11:  Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern is interviewed by media at Selwyn Village retirement community on August 11, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. New polling shows Labour on the rise since Jacinda Ardern took over from Andrew Little as party leader on August 1, 2017. Newshub/Reid Research polling shows support for the party has leapt nine points to 33.1 in the week, with Ardern sitting at 26.3 points as preferred prime minister, only 1.4 points behind Prime Minister Bill English.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
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Jacinda Ardern has been named as one of the 40 most influential people in the world - under the age of 40. 

Fortune magazine has released its 2018 - 40-under-40 list that recognises the most influential young people in business each year.

"It's only appropriate that Prime Minister Ardern, a one-time DJ, became a rock star of New Zealand politics," Ms Ardern's profile reads. 

"Her fervent support among Kiwis, dubbed Jacindamania, helped reverse her Labour Party's ailing fortunes this fall and catapulted her to the title of world's youngest female leader. 

"The buzz continued when she announced her pregnancy and in June painted a once-in-a-generation vignette: a female head of government, cradling her newborn and embarking on six weeks of maternity leave."

Among those featured in the 2018 list include ; Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram co-founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom and Airbnb co founder and chief executive Brian Chesky.