50 People Who Matter 2011

From pop stars and dissident activists to tech gurus and heads of state, the people doing most to sh

1. (8) Angela Merkel

2. (12) David Petraeus

3. (-) Ai Wei Wei

4. (-) Tim Cook

5. (2) Barack Obama

6. (9) Larry Page, Sergey Brin
and Eric Schmidt

7. (-) Christine Lagarde

8. (-) Liang Guanglie

9. (1) Rupert Murdoch

10. (-) Wael Ghonim

11. (-) Recep Tayyip Erdogan

12. (-) Nicolas Sarkozy

13. (-) Ben Bernanke

14. (7) Ashfaq Kayani

15. (-) Paul Krugman

16. (15) David Cameron

17. (16) Bill Gates

18. (11) Binyamin Netanyahu

19. (-) Jack Dorsey

20. (-) Mario Draghi

21. (-) Dilma Rousseff

22. (19) Warren Buffett

23. (-) Usain Bolt

24. (20) Vladimir Putin

25. (-) Richard Dawkins

26. (44) Lady Gaga

27. (25) Hillary Clinton

28. (27) Ratan Tata

29. (29) Sonia Gandhi

30. (3) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

31. (-) David Beers

32. (-) Michele Bachmann

33. (-) J K Rowling

34. (33) Moqtada al-Sadr

35. (-) Jon Stewart

36. (-) Jacob Zuma

37. (-) Anwar al-Awlaki

38. (6) Pope Benedict XVI

39. (41) Simon Cowell

40. (23) Julian Assange

41. (-) Mark Thompson

42. (34) Aung San Suu Kyi

43. (-) Roger Ailes

44. (-) Robin Li

45. (-) The Koch brothers

46. (-) Nicki Minaj

47. (48) Han Han

48. (49) Paul Kagame

49. (-) Matt Damon

50. (-) Lionel Messi