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Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs & Barack Obama: TIME Magazine names 100 Most Influential People in the World

April 29, 2010

Of the World’s 100 Most Influential People, Time Magazine named Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Bill Clinton, Lady Gaga, Zaha Hadid, The Influence Box, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, The Time BURN Hundred, Under the Influence and Joe Stein of The Time BURN Hundred as the biggest influences in each of the following categories, respectively: Leaders, Heroes, Artists, Thinkers, Social-Networking, Time 100 Alumnae, Essay, To Our Readers (in reference to Time Magazine) and the 2010 Time 100 (April 29).

Barack Obama (#4), Jet Li (#18), Conan O’Brien (#2) and Steve Jobs (#11) also made the list in each of the 4 main categories, respectively.

For more information on this exclusive issue, please visit Time’s corresponding site.

The complete list of “2010 Time 100” is as follows:


1. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
2. J.T. Wang
3. Admiral Mike Mullen
4. Barack Obama
5. Ron Bloom
6. Yukio Hatoyama
7. Dominique Strauss-Kahn
8. Nancy Pelosi
9. Sarah Palin
10. Salam Fayyad
11. Jon Kyl
12. Glenn Beck
13. Annise Parker
14. Tidjane Thiam
15. Jenny Beth Martin
16. Christine Lagarde
17. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
18. General Stanley McChrystal
19. Manmohan Singh
20. Bo Xilai
21. Mark Carney
22. Sister Carol Keehan
23. Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan
24. Robin Li
25. Scott Brown


1. Bill Clinton
2. Kim Yu-Na
3. Mir-Hossein Mousavi
4. Ben Stiller
5. Temple Grandin
6. P. Namperumalsamy
7. Nay Phone Latt
8. Chen Shu-chu
9. Phil Mickelson
10. Didier Drogba
11. Graça Machel
12. Reem Al Numery
13. Sachin Tendulkar
14. Tristan Lecomte
15. Liya Kebede
16. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
17. Zahra Rahnavard
18. Jet Li
19. Serena Williams
20. Chief Master Sergeant Tony Travis
21. Karls Paul-Noel
22. Rahul Singh
23. Valentin Abe
24. Malalai Joya
25. Will Allen


1. Lady Gaga
2. Conan O’Brien
3. Kathryn Bigelow
4. Oprah Winfrey
5. Valery Gergiev
6. Robert Pattinson
7. Ashton Kutcher
8. Suzanne Collins
9. Taylor Swift
10. Neil Patrick Harris
11. Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof
12. Prince
13. Lea Michele
14. Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
15. Simon Cowell
16. Neill Blomkamp
17. Elton John
18. Marc Jacobs
19. David Chang
20. Banksy
21. Chetan Bhagat
22. Sandra Bullock
23. Ricky Gervais
24. Han Han
25. James Cameron


1. Zaha Hadid
2. Elizabeth Warren
3. Douglas Schwartzentruber and Larry Kwak
4. Michael Pollan
5. Atul Gawande
6. Jaron Lanier
7. Victor Pinchuk
8. Lee Kuan Yew
9. Deborah Gist
10. Kathleen Merrigan
11. Steve Jobs
12. Tim White
13. Lisa Jackson
14. Elon Musk
15. Edna Foa
16. Jaime Lerner
17. Paul Volcker
18. Amy Smith
19. Matt Berg
20. Amartya Sen
21. Michael Sherraden
22. Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy
23. Tim Westergren
24. David Boies and Theodore Olson
25. Sonia Sotomayor

Social Networking

1. The Influence Index

TIME 100 Alumnae

1. Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan
2. Condoleezza Rice
3. Barbara Walters
4. Wendy Kopp
5. Sherri Shepherd
6. Martha Stewart
7. Amy Smith
8. Suze Orman
9. Anna Netrebko
10. Alice Munro
11. Joy Behar
12. Nora Roberts
13. Suzanne Collins
14. Edna Foa
15. Lauren Zalaznick
16. Elizabeth Warren
17. Meg Whitman
18. Elisabeth Hasselbeck
19. Stella McCartney
20. Sister Mary Scullion
21. Ann Coulter
22. Katie Couric
23. Nancy Pelosi


1. The TIME Bum Hundred
2. Least Influential People of 2010

To Our Readers

1. Under the Influence

2010 TIME 100

1. Joel Stein: The TIME Bum Hundred
2. The Least Influential People of 2010
3. The 2009 TIME 100
4. The 2008 TIME 100

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Michelle Obama donates inaugural dress to Smithsonian

March 10, 2010

Michelle Obama becomes a “First Lady at the Smithsonian” after she and designer Jason Wu donated her inaugural dress to the Smithsonian Tuesday, said via (Washington D.C., March 9).

Jason Wu grew to fame after the First Lady wore his dress to the inaugural balls in January.

Mrs. Obama then became a fashion icon, setting a standard for Americans and their fashion expenses.


Obama’s a Jay-Z fan??

February 24, 2010

Bush and Clinton aid Obama in Haiti efforts

January 16, 2010

Michelle Obama’s Message: Help Haiti

January 15, 2010

My President is Black. Cool!

September 22, 2009

I’ll let the eloquent Obama speak for himself.


Obama asks the Pope to pray for Kennedy

July 10, 2009

If you don’t know who Senator Edward Kennedy is, you should, at least, recognize the name. Senator Kennedy was a key supporter of President Obama, during his ’07-’08 run for presidential office.

Nonetheless, President Obama met with Pope Benedict XVI on July 10th to discuss Catholicm’s views on abortion and stem cell research. In the meeting, Benedict XVI awarded Obama a Vatican booklet on Catholicism’s morals, in which Obama responded with a promise to decrease America’s abortion rate. This promise was followed by a discussion of the Kennedy family.

Obama gave Benedict XVI a letter from Senator Kennedy–who’s brother, John F. Kennedy, was the first Roman-Catholic president of the U.S.–in which the contents are unknown. Obama asked that the pope pray for Senator Kennedy, who is suffering from a brain tumor.

It is reported that Obama notified Kennedy on his letter’s status, before boarding a flight on the Air Force One.

**Update: Senator Edward Kennedy died on August 25, 2009, due to his battle with brain cancer. My thoughts go out to him and his family. May he rest in peace.