Sorry, Tom Hanks: Obama 'Most Influential Celebrity'

Prez knocks actor from top spot
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2009 11:53 AM CST

(Newser) – The nation’s leader is also its most influential celebrity, Advertising Age reports. President Obama bumped Tom Hanks from the top spot in the Davie Brown Index, a survey that determines how celebs affect consumer choices. The commander in chief ranked first in the categories of trust, influence, trendsetter, and breakthrough, but second in “aspirational” ratings—more people want to grow up to be Bill Gates.