The list ranks Madiba at 19 and Tutu at 28 with spiritual leaders the Dalai Lama at number two, Deepak Chopra at number five, and Pope Benedict XVI at number 34 .
At number one, best-selling author Eckhart Tolle, is ranked the most spiritually influential person alive.
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is listed at number 8.
The number of times a person was searched for on Google, and their unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale were criteria for consideration on the list.
The Watkins Review is sold and published by Watkins Books, England’s oldest shop selling spiritual books. It has been trading for more than 100 years. – Cape Argus