He has been nominated as the most successful person among the 500 Muslims selected from Jordan based magazine 'The Muslim Five Hundred'.
In the Malaysian national elections held in May 2018, he has been elected as the best Muslim personality by playing a major role in the victory of opposition party, Pakatan Harapan. Through the election Mahathir took power as the country's prime minister after a long time.
At the age of 93, Mahathir Mohammad, the world's oldest head of government,
Evaluating Mahathir's past activities, the magazine said that due to its rapid modernization and economic growth, Malaysia has become the 'Economic Tiger' in Asia with his excellent leadership.