May 5, 2009

Time unveils 100 Most Influential People of 2009

The FLU is HERE!
The most inFLUential people that is!

This is the most awaited list of 2009 and finally Time magazine gives us the 100 people who greatly influenced the lives of people all over the globe. Well ok not everyone has been motivated or moved by some of them but surely by their amazing ideas, small-actions or ground-breaking works on the society the world was once again affected... Without further a due people all over the world I give you your 100 most influential people of 2009!

This List is of no particular order or ranking but rather I will by category (as seen in Time magazine May 11,2009 issue, Thanks dad for the magazine! ^^)

Leaders and revolutionaries:

President Barack Obama

  1. Gordon Brown
  2. Hilary Clinton
  3. Thomas Dart
  4. Norah al-Faiz
  5. Joaquín Guzmán
  6. Boris Johnson
  7. Paul Kagame
  8. General Ashfaq Kayani
  9. Edward Kennedy
  10. Christine Lagarde
  11. Avigdor Leiberman
  12. Nouri al Maliki
  13. General David McKierman
  14. Angela Merkel
  15. Barack Obama
  16. Nicolas Sarkozy
  17. Wang Qishan
  18. Elisabeth Warren
  19. Xi Jinping
  20. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Builders and Titans:

Microblog Creators The Twitter Guys
  1. Sheila Bair
  2. Robin Chase
  3. Jamie Dimon
  4. Timothy Geithmer
  5. Jack Ma
  6. Bernie Madoff
  7. Stella McCartney
  8. Alexander Medvedev
  9. Moot
  10. Allan Mulally
  11. Nandan Nilekani
  12. Suze Orman
  13. T. Boone Pickens
  14. Brad Pitt
  15. Tessa Ross
  16. Carlos Slim
  17. Ted Turner
  18. The Twitter Guys
  19. Meredith Whitney
  20. Lauren Zalaznick
Artists and Entertainers:

Artist Zac Efron
  1. Penélope Cruz
  2. Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio
  3. Gustavo Dudamel
  4. Zac Efron
  5. Tina Fey
  6. Tom Hanks
  7. Werner Herzog
  8. Sam and Dan Houser
  9. Judith Jamison
  10. William Kentridge
  11. Jeff Kinney
  12. Lang Lang
  13. John Legend
  14. Jay Leno
  15. Rush Limbaugh
  16. M.I.A.
  17. A.R. Rahman
  18. Travis Smiley
  19. 'The View' Ladies
  20. Kate Winslet
Heroes and Icons:

Pound for Pound Boxer Manny Pacquiao
  1. Leonard Abess
  2. Seth Berkley
  3. Jeff Bezos
  4. George Clooney
  5. Michael Eavis
  6. Lance Corporal Brady Gustafon
  7. Van Jones
  8. Somaly Mam
  9. Hadizatou Mani
  10. Rafael Nadal
  11. Michelle Obama
  12. Manny Pacquiao
  13. Suraya Pakzad
  14. Sarah Palin
  15. Captain Richard Phillips
  16. Sister Mary Scullion
  17. Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger
  18. Rick Warren
  19. Oprah Winfrey
  20. Tiger Woods
Scientists and Thinkers:

Speechwriter Jon Favreau
  1. Shai Agassi
  2. Dan Barber
  3. Nicholas Christakis
  4. Steven Chu
  5. Paul Ekman
  6. Jon Favreau
  7. Roland Fryer
  8. Connie Hedegaard
  9. Barbara Hogan
  10. Paul Krugman
  11. Martin Lindstrom
  12. Armory Lovins
  13. Doug Melton
  14. Dambisa Moyo
  15. Yoichiro Nambu
  16. Daniel Nocera
  17. Nouriel Roubini
  18. Stephan Schuster and Webb Miller
  19. David Sheriff
  20. Nate Silver
Well That's your 100 Most Influential People of 2009. Time also has an arranged list of these people on their site thanks to the incredible Joel Stein! check it out here.

You. What's your top 100? and who should be in the list on 2010? have you got your guesses? I got mine. Can't wait to catch the next top 100. Thank you Time Magazine.

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