Obama, Bill Clinton influential, Hillary not – TIME

* Obama, Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs listed as influential

* Record 31 women make TIME 100 list

By Walden Siew

NEW YORK, April 29 (BestGrowthStock) – When it comes to influence,
U.S. President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and
pop star Lady Gaga have it, but Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton does not, according to a Time magazine list published
on Thursday.

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin,
South Korean skating champion Kim Yu-na, Apple Chief Executive
Steve Jobs and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva
also made Time’s 100 most-influential people list.

Time ran a separate online poll that picked Iranian
opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who received more than
800,000 votes, as the winner. He is on the “heroes” section of
the 100 list as well.

Talk show host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey made the
annual list for a record seventh year in a row, followed by
Obama and Jobs who have both been named five times.

The list, which does not rank the most influential, is
based on staff suggestions and editorial decisions by senior
Time magazine editors.

Conservative figures feature prominently. Along with Palin,
Senator Jon Kyl, commentator Glenn Beck and tea party leader
Jenny Beth Martin also make the cut, while on the other side of
politics U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined fellow
Democrats Obama and Bill Clinton.

But former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was not
among the record 31 women on this year’s list. The chosen,
grouped into leaders, thinkers, artists and heroes, also
include a record 47 international figures from 23 countries.

Time also separately ranked the 100 most influential people
based on the number of followers and connections they have on
the social networking websites Twitter and Facebook. Obama came
out on top, followed by Lady Gaga and Ashton Kutcher.

“When I see somebody like Gaga, I sit back in admiration.
I’m inspired to pick up the torch again myself,” pop star Cyndi
Lauper wrote of Gaga. “Being around her, I felt like the dust
was shaken off of me. I find it very comforting to sit next to
somebody and not have to worry that I look like the freak.”

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(Editing by Doina Chiacu and Michelle Nichols)

Obama, Bill Clinton influential, Hillary not – TIME