The Time’s ‘100’: Hillary, Obama In…But Bush Is Out!
India’s Sonia Gandhi
India’s ruling Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi and steel icon Lakshmi Mittal, along with Osama bin Laden and Pope Benedict XVI, are among a packed and varied field chosen by Time Magazine for this year’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, says DNA.
“The fourth annual list, which is due to hit newsstands on Friday, omits US President George W. Bush for the first time but includes Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
“The ‘artists and entertainers’ category includes Hollywood heavyweights Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett and heart-throbs Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, along with fashion model Kate Moss.”
While the Time explains: “The TIME 100 is not a hot list. It’s a survey not of the most powerful or the most popular, but of the most influential. Influence is hard to measure, and what we look for is people whose ideas, whose example, whose talent, whose discoveries transform the world we live in. Influence is less about the hard power of force than the soft power of ideas and example.”