Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Most Influential People in the World & 2011 TIME 100 Poll

Who do you think made it into TIME's list of 2011 most influential people in the world? Official voting for inclusion on the TIME 100 list has now closed with Rain is the 2011 readers' choice. You read right. Rain, the Korean pop superstar actor has been voted the most influential person in the world by readers in an online poll conducted by TIME magazine.

Rain received the highest number of votes among the 204 candidates with 439,251 people voting for him. He has been making the TIME 100 online list for six straight years since 2006.

Jay Chou, a Taiwanese director-singer-songwriter, received 229,442 votes. Susan Boyle, a Scottish singer, received 167,711 votes.

Other list categories include Arts & Entertainment, Politics, Business, Religion, Crime, Science, Energy & Environment, Sports, Education, Tech, Health & Medicine, Travel, Internet, Lifestyle, United States, War & Terrorism, Personal Finance and World.

The lists can be found here, The 2011 TIME 100 Poll.

UPDATE on Apr 22, 2011:
TIME's official list is out. The South Korean pop star turned actor Rain, 28, took the top spot in the TIME 100 reader poll for the third year, trouncing competitors from Barack Obama to Lady Gaga. That's pretty impressive online power for a guy whose main claim to Western fame is a role in the 2009 film Ninja Assassin. View photos of Rain..

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_2066482,00.html #ixzz1KCggoeXx

Let me just single out two categories that might interest you.

For bloggers, here are the top 5 blogs that readers voted.

For tweeters, check out the 140 Best Twitter Feeds..

Though official voting for inclusion on the TIME 100 list has now closed, users can continue to vote for their favorites until the final list, selected by TIME editors, is revealed on Thursday, April 21st.

- Wikipedia


  1. hmmm, i wonder what is the conditions for the most influential people in the world?? only depending on online voting?? well, i guess his fans must have done a great job to make him win.. :)

  2. Looks like the most influential people are all singers/artists. How come huh? I don't think I've been influenced by them at all leh.

  3. SK, according to Wikipedia, "Making the list is frequently mistaken as an honor; however, Time makes it very clear that people are recognized for changing the world, for better or for worse." There you have it. These are people most influencing the world.

    Ai Shiang, I guess you are not into Korean-pop nor Mando-pop? LOL!