World's Most Influential Make Time

Bernanke, Pitt, Clooney & Putin join list of 100 movers & shakers
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 2:47 AM CDT
Hottest Hollywood couple? Super-star philanthropists? Either way, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made the Time 100.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – It’s not often Hillary Clinton, the Dalai Lama, and Judd Apatow find themselves on the same list. But they've all made Time's annual pick of the world’s 100 most influential people, ranging from artists and intellectuals to scientists and politicians (including George Bush and all three presidential hopefuls). A short look at the long list:


  1. Amazon.com founder John Bezos
  2. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld
  3. Double-amputee and world-class sprinter Oscar Pistorius
  4. Hollywood hotties/world-class philanthropists Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
  5. New York City mayor/Bloomberg financial services founder Michael Bloomberg
  6. Tween superstar Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana)
  7. Celebrity bad boy-cum-superhero Robert Downey Jr.
  8. Darfur activist Mia Farrow
  9. Breakthrough stroke researcher Jill Bolte Taylor
  10. Personal finance guru Suze Orman
  11. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch
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