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Newsmakers Join Pop Stars on Time 100 List

Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 08:42 AM

By Newsmax Wires

NEW YORK — Previously unknown newsmakers from Egypt and Japan joined pop stars and politicians on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world released Thursday.

The list includes pop culture giants such as Justin Bieber and Oprah Winfrey, plus the lesser known Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Internet activist who helped topple President Hosni Mubarak, and Takeshi Kanno, a Japanese doctor who refused to leave behind victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

The tote board, which includes thumbnail sketche of why each person made the list, also features several U.S. politicians, including President Barack Obama (wife Michelle snagged another spot); Vice President Joe Biden; U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who founded the House Tea Party Caucus; U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

Business leaders include David and Charles Koch.

"We've always, always tried to tell stories through people . . . We discovered it was a fantastic way to get people to think about what's going on all over the world," said Time Deputy Managing Editor Michael Elliott.

Time's list includes world leaders such as British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff populate the list for how they have wielded power.

"The first time I met David Cameron, I knew we were political soul mates," actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote in a profile for Time, calling him "a centrist who avoids the gutters of politics."

Jailed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was honored for his "bravery and artistic skill," Elliott said.

From the world of sport, Argentina soccer phenomenon Lionel Messi was joined by Indian cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose charisma and leadership united an ethnically diverse team that won the World Cup.

South Korean pop star Rain won The People's Choice vote for the third straight year. Time editors chose the names on the list except for The People's Choice, selected by online voters.

"He has very determined fans," Elliott said.

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