I’m totally plagerizing mentioning this list because it’s awesome. Time Magazine’s 100 most influencial people.
It’s broken up by:
- Leaders & Revolutionaries
- Builders & Titans
- Artists & Entertainers
- Heros & Icons
- Scientists & Thinkers
Where else can you find a list with Senator Edward Kennedy (forward by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger), the Twitter founders (forward by Ashton Kutcher) and AIDS vaccine pioneer Seth Berkley (forward by Google co-founder Sergey Brin).
It’s not a quick read, but you can easily flip to what jumps out at you. I love lists like this.
I think that the point that may not be immediately clear to some people, is that this is a list of the most influencial people. Not most popular. Not most politically powerful. Most influencial. Ashton Kutcher may have the most followers on Twitter, but he is not influencing a wide group of people. Michelle Obama? She is influencing people. I hear Oprah influences a small contingency, But this list is not about celebrities. Only 1/5 of the list is for artists and entertainers, and it’s refreshing that this isn’t a ‘who’s who’ kind of list. Check it out.
And then get influenced by Jimmy Fallon on his new late show tonight.