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Sandra Bullock & Taylor Swift: Most Influential People in the World (According to Time Magazine)

Sandra Bullock & Taylor Swift: Most Influential People in the World (According to Time Magazine)

Time Magazine is back with its 2010 list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

The list was divided into four categories (25 people in each): leaders, heroes, artists, and thinkers. Glee‘s Lea Michele made the list of artists and guest star Olivia Newton-John wrote, “Lea, 24, is wise, savvy and beautiful, an extremely gifted singer-actress-dancer-comedian with perfect pitch (I love that!). She is well prepared for superstardom in a role that is tailor-made for her on a creative, original show.”

Here are some of the highlights from each of the categories:

LEADERS: #4 Barack Obama, #9 Sarah Palin

HEROES: #1 Bill Clinton, #4 Ben Stiller, #18 Jet Li, #19 Serena Williams

THINKERS: #11 Steve Jobs

Click inside to read which artists/entertainers made the cut…


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

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  • mailey

    wth kind of criteria were they using?
    lea who? bec she’s in ONE show for how many months?

  • Katsaridoula

    who on earth is Taylor Smith????????????? never heard of him

  • x


  • Katsaridoula

    swift??? Even worse

  • Luiza



    Where is BEYONCÉ?

  • Luiza

    Angelina and Brad Pitt?

  • Jack

    Godd for Lea! Whether people want to admit it or not, Glee is a show that has been very influential in arts education in the US, and Lea is a very big part of that. Congrats!

  • Nic

    I’m sorry but this list is a effing JOKE!!!

    Thier worst list in years, and who is that guy on the cover? Never before heard of him, influential my a**!

  • nina

    @Jack: In the US maybe, but in the WORLD??

    This list is a huge joke… ridiculous!

  • Spain

    NO Puerto Ricans made the list par for the course since they never do. Ha!

  • Estela Gomez

    Hooray!!! LALA GAGA! She is extremely influential and channels Grace Jones and David Bowie to create her own style….GAGA Madness has taken over the world!! The world knows she is the best newcomer in quite a while.

  • cee

    Another BS list. These things are so predictable and are old before they even come out. Just look at the list. Where are Oprah, Bono, Brad and Angie, Ben Affleck, George Clooney People who make a difference, Matt Damon, Come on Time!!!!!

  • Rio

    Happy to see that a Brazilian, Portuguese leader like Lula Da Silva is top leader!!! He is making many great changes for the people of color in Brasil.

  • Miranda

    Hey where is the great J-LO and her husband? The two of them outsell every artist in the world not Lady GoGo. Where is JLO?

  • dumbed down


  • michelle

    robert pattinson??? this list is terrible. WHAT/WHO are these people supposedly influencing? being popular in the tween demographic by getting 12 year girls waste their parents’ money on merchandise doesn’t make you influential in anything of substance in this world.

  • RB

    I like Gaga’s outfit there.

  • Ash

    han han?

    He’s a great man

  • Luiza

    @Rio: You our brazilian right?

    brazilian of shit


    Go GaGa!


    @Katsaridoula: yeah right lol

  • TIME

    has now become a popularity contest or a PR fluff rag like People magazine. Used to buy that one too, quit it a few years ago. Where has all the good journalists gone (THAT ARE FAIR, BALANCED AND ACCURATE? It is all about PR now and GREED. Time wants to sell copies.

    2008 revenues: $29.8 billion
    Time Warner is the largest media conglomerate in the world, with holdings including: CNN, the CW (a joint venture with CBS), HBO, Cinemax, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, America Online, MapQuest, Moviefone, Warner Bros. Pictures, Castle Rock and New Line Cinema, and more than 150 magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Marie Claire and People.

    Hmmm….No wonder Time and People are two of a kind. Same crap.

  • Wherethewindblows

    How the H@ll did Elizb!tch Hasselbeck make the list ? like seriously who made this list ?

  • http://www. Jack

    Taylor Swift??????????? No seriously, what exactly did she influence? And YUK at Palin making the list. LOL at RPattz

  • Ana

    What a stupid list and what a paranoia! Most influential in the WORLD?!?

    They are all Americans and an average European never heard of nearly any of them. Mind you, we don’t even care of han han and lea, whoever they might be.

  • LYNN !


  • what?!

    Since when is Steve Jobes a THINKER ???
    and Bill Clinton, Ben Stiller, Jet Li, Serena Williams HEROES ?!?!

    Time Mag people must be on crack !

  • villedeville

    Sandra Bullock is really a very nice lady, but influential? She had a lot of box-office and critical bombs the previous years but had two commercially successful movies this year plus a consolation Academy award. But what did she do to be influential in the world?

    Same question applies to all the others on the list. Except Oprah.

  • Moved on.

    Ashton Kutcher and Rob Pattinson? Youve got to be kidding me. Retarded list.

  • whodunit?

    I really dont see how half of these people are influential. I haven’t even heard of most of them. Time needs to go back to the drawing board.



  • black

    Funny how most influental only consists of Americans…….man………no wonder you Americans are that ignorant and stupid.

  • eyeh8twilight

    Rob Pattinson? Yeah, alright, whatever you say, Time. All he proves is that as long as every stupid 13 year old girl and their mothers think someone is “hot” and “sexy” but has absolutely NO TALENT whatsoever, he deserves to be praised just as much as Jesus Christ is.

  • Jaye

    Time Magazine has gone to the crapper.

  • Ana

    Why the hell is Ashton Kutcher or Robert Pattiwhatever there? Influential doing what?

  • http://justjared B.E

    @ villedeville

    I agree with what you said but contrary to popular belief Oprah is not a big deal or influential in the rest of world as she is in America. Many people outside of America got to know who Oprah was after that interview she did with Michael jackson.

  • de Cosmos

    These lists just get more and more ridiculous.

    What twaddle!

  • you

    why is drogba on the cover -_- he cant influence crap

  • African Girl

    Is there another Time Magazine?

  • teri

    The people at Times magazine who made this list up are really blind to the real influential people in the world making a difference. I like Sandra Bullock, a great actress but beyound that she hasn’t stood out besides her husband sleeping around and adopting a very cute little boy. I also like Taylor Swifts music but influential? She’s sweet and all plus a great voice but beyound that I’m not influenced by her unless I’m a teen. Ashton K. really again what’s he doing that people should notice about him? Is it about older woman thinking they have a chance with a younger man? I certainly don’t see what he’s done.
    Chelsea Handler is simply horrible, Kanya West is a racist smut, Snooki along with all listed above top off the list. Nuff said. such a joke.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l..

    ..what the fcuk!?!
    6. Robert Pattinson
    7. Ashton Kutcher

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l..

    …no, seriously.. all jokes aside.. Ashton fcuking Kutcher?!?

  • Mel

    YAY !!!!!! LADY GAGA!!!!

  • Lucy

    this is all pr BS.
    They make these lists depending on whose publicist pay them up more, or just to get revenues from fans who will buy this depending the names that slips away (not really) from the other media to target and get the actual paper issue when it hits shelves.

    Just marketing.

    This list is idiotic, and has nothing really powerful about it.

  • Lovely

    Go GAGA and Taylor but where is Beyonce . LOL at GAGA being over Oprah?

  • elizabeth

    @Nic: totally agree

  • elizabeth

    @LYNN !: I totally agree….

  • Helen

    i’m sorry but this is a bad joke.

  • RuFairy

    @Ana: Ana, I totally agree with you!! This list is The biggest joke I’ve ever heard of…..ha-ha-ha.

  • http://amcarcamo ãnna

    why did you put taylor swift on the tilte??? you should have put GAGA! she’s the actual number one and a thousand times better and more famous and influential than that annoying girl..