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TIME lists 100 most influential people in world

May 04, 2007

Leaders & Revolutionaries

King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia

Peter Akinola, archbishop, Nigeria

Mohamed Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, president, Sudan

Osama bin Laden

Michael Bloomberg, mayor, New York City

Raul Castro, acting president, Cuba

Hillary Clinton, U.S. senator from New York

Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom

Sonia Gandhi, chair, Indian National Congress Party

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Hu Jintao, president, China

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader, Iran

Liu Qi, chief, Beijing Olympic Committee

Tzipi Livni, foreign minister, Israel

Angela Merkel, chancellor, Germany

Barack Obama, U.S. senator from Illinois

Nancy Pelosi, speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

David Petraeus, commanding general, U.S. Army

Pope Benedict XVI

Condoleezza Rice, U.S. secretary of state

John Roberts, Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor, California




Builders & Titans

Bernard Arnault, French businessman

Richard Branson, CEO, Virgin

Rhonda Byrne, author, The Secret

Steve Chen & Chad Hurley, founders, YouTube

Steve Cohen, hedge fund manager

Clare Furse, chief executive, London Stock Exchange

Ho Ching, chief executive, Temasek

Steve Jobs, founder and CEO, Apple

Ken Lewis, CEO, Bank of America

Erik Lie, finance professor, University of Iowa

Pony Ma, founder and CEO, Tencent

Lakshmi Mittal, CEO, Arcelor Steel

Shigeru Miyamoto, game designer, Nintendo

Michael Moritz, investor, Sequoia Capital

Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo

Cyril Ramaphosa, South African union leader

Philip Rosedale, founder, Second Life

Stephen Schwarzman, CEO, Blackstone Group

Katsuaki Watanabe, president and CEO, Toyota




Artists & Entertainers

Cate Blanchett, actress

Sacha Baron Cohen, actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, actor

Alber Elbaz, creative director, Lanvin

America Ferrera, actress

Tina Fey, actress and writer

Simon Fuller, creator, American Idol

Brian Grazer, producer

John Mayer, musician

David Mitchell, author

Kate Moss, fashion model

Yossou N'Dour, musician

Anna Netrebko, opera singer

Rosie O'Donnell, comedian and talk show host

Brad Pitt, actor

Shonda Rhimes, actress and writer

Nora Roberts, romance novelist

Rick Rubin, music producer

Martin Scorsese, director

Justin Timberlake, musician

Kara Walker, artist

Brian Williams, anchor, NBC Nightly News




Scientists & Thinkers

Paul Allen, scientific philanthropist and co-founder, Microsoft

Chris Anderson, author, Long Tail

Elizabeth Blackburn, researcher, UCSF

Richard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist, Oxford University

Frans de Waal, chimpanzee researcher

Al Gore, environmental activist and former U.S. vice president

Monty Jones, agricultural researcher

John Mather, Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist

Douglas Melton, stem cell researcher, Harvard University

Steven Nissen, cardiac researcher, The Cleveland Clinic

T.C. Onstatt, geoscientist, Princeton University

Svante Paabo, paleogeneticist, Max Planck Institute

Lisa Randall, string theorist, Harvard University

Klaus Schwab, founder, World Economic Forum

Kari Stefansson, genomics researcher

Alan Stern, planetary scientist, NASA

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director, Hayden Planetarium

Craig Venter, founder, Institute for Genomic Research

Nora Volkow, director, National Institute on Drug Abuse




Heroes & Pioneers

Maher Arar, rendition survivor

Wesley Autrey, New York City subway hero

Tyra Banks, talk show host and model

Warren Buffett, businessman and philanthropist

Youk Chhang, executive director, Documentation Center of Cambodia

George Clooney, actor, director and activist

Tony Dungy, coach, Indianapolis Colts

Elizabeth Edwards, cancer activist

Drew Gilpin Faust, newly appointed president, Harvard University

Roger Federer, tennis star

Michael J. Fox, actor and stem cell advocate

Timothy Gittins, decorated U.S. soldier

Thierry Henry, French soccer star

Garry Kasparov, Russian chessmaster

Amr Khaled, Egyptian televangelist

Judith McKay, anti-tobacco activist, World Health Organization

Chien-ming Wang, pitcher, New York Yankees

Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and philanthropist

Zeng Jinyan, Chinese blogger

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