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TIME Names Its 100 'Most Influential': From Oprah to a Chinese Blogger -- but Where Is Colbert?

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

TIME Names Its 100 'Most Influential': From Oprah to a Chinese Blogger -- but Where Is Colbert?

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TIME's annual '100 Most Influential' people in the world issue will be out tomorrow but E&P has gotten a sneak preview. President Bush, for the first time, doesn't make it but Condi Rice grabs the honor for the fourth year in a row. Osama bin Laden is there and so is Rosie O'Donnell. So is "Borat." Plus Al Gore, Barack Obama and Tyra Banks -- and the YouTube guys.

In addition, TIME reveals that Stephen Colbert tied with the Korean pop star Rain in its reader poll on this subject, with 2.5 million votes cast, but did not make the list. He was on it last year, however.

The list includes 29 women and 71 men (complete listing below).

Among the highlights of the profiles...:

Barbara Walters on Rosie O'Donnell: "We remain respectful and affectionate friends." Newt Gingrich on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "She is the first woman ever to become Speaker of the House--and she earned it ...." Melissa Etheridge on Elizabeth Edwards: "We pray, we hope, we watch and wonder: Could we be so brave if we were in her position?"

And Arianna Huffington examines Chinese blogger Zeng Jinyan.

TIME 100: The Complete List

Leaders & Revolutionaries

King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia Peter Akinola, archbishiop, Nigeria Mohamed Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, president, SudanOsama bin Laden Michael Bloomberg, mayor, New York CityRaul Castro, acting president, CubaHillary Clinton, U.S. senator from New York Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom Sonia Gandhi, chair, Indian National Congress PartyHu Jintao, president, China Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader, IranLiu Qi, chief, Beijing Olympic Committee Tzipi Livni, foreign minister, Israel

Angela Merkel, chancellor, GermanyBarack Obama, U.S. senator from Illinois Nancy Pelosi, speaker, U.S. House of Representatives David Petraeus, commanding general, U.S. ArmyPope Benedict XVI Condoleezza Rice, U.S. secretary of state John Roberts, Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme CourtArnold Schwarzenegger, governor, California Builders & Titans

Bernard Arnault, French businessmanRichard Branson, ceo, VirginRhonda Byrne, author, The SecretSteve Chen & Chad Hurley, founders, YouTubeSteve Cohen, hedge fund manager Clare Furse, chief executive, London Stock Exchange Ho Ching, chief executive, TemasekSteve Jobs, founder and ceo, AppleKen Lewis, ceo, Bank of AmericaErik Lie, finance professor, University of IowaPony Ma, founder and ceo, TencentLakshmi Mittal, ceo, Arcelor SteelShigeru Miyamoto, game designer, NintendoMichael Moritz, investor, Sequoia CapitalIndra Nooyi, ceo, PepsiCoCyril Ramaphosa, South African union leaderPhilip Rosedale, founder, Second LifeStephen Schwarzman, ceo, Blackstone Group Katsuaki Watanabe, president and ceo, Toyota Artists & Entertainers

Cate Blanchett, actressSacha Baron Cohen, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, actorAlber Elbaz, creative director, LanvinAmerica Ferrera, actressTina Fey, actress and writerSimon Fuller, creator, American IdolBrian Grazer, producerJohn Mayer, musician David Mitchell, authorKate Moss, fashion modelYossou N'Dour, musician Anna Netrebko, opera singerRosie O'Donnell, comedian and talk show hostBrad Pitt, actorShonda Rhimes, actress and writer Nora Roberts, romance novelistRick Rubin, music producerMartin Scorsese, directorJustin Timberlake, musicianKara Walker, artist Brian Williams, anchor, NBC Nightly News Scientists & Thinkers

Paul Allen, scientific philanthropist and co-founder, MicrosoftChris Anderson, author, Long Tail Elizabeth Blackburn, researcher, UCSFRichard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist, Oxford UniversityFrans de Waal, chimpanzee researcher Al Gore, environmental activist and former U. …

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