In his reaction, Trinamool's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien said the magazine's listing proved that Banerjee was successful in taking the common man's issue to the global level.
The list also includes two persons of Indian origin, namely, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank Anshu Jain and noted US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara. Among foreigners, the list includes US business magnate Warren Buffet, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg, Hyundai chairman Chung Mong Koo and America Movil chairman Carlos Slim.
The Trinamool chief featured in the list of policy-makers along with Ben S Bernanke, US Federal Reserve chairman; Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president and Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar opposition leader.
The magazine said the selection was made on the basis of a leader's ability to influence make, shape ideas and policies or impact structure of a deal.
(With agency inputs)