TIME Names Its 100 ‘Most Influential’: From Oprah to a Chinese Blogger — But Where Is Colbert?

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By: E&P Staff

TIME’s annual ‘100 Most Influential’ people in the world issue will be out tomorrow but E&P has gotten a sneak preview. President Bush, for the first time, doesn’t make it but Condi Rice grabs the honor for the fourth year in a row. Osama bin Laden is there and so is Rosie O’Donnell. So is “Borat.” Plus Al Gore, Barack Obama and Tyra Banks — and the YouTube guys.

In addition, TIME reveals that Stephen Colbert tied with the Korean pop star Rain in its reader poll on this subject, with 2.5 million votes cast, but did not make the list. He was on it last year, however.

The list includes 29 women and 71 men (complete listing below).

Among the highlights of the profiles…:

Barbara Walters on Rosie O?Donnell: ?We remain respectful and affectionate friends.?

Newt Gingrich on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: ?She is the first woman ever to become Speaker of the House?and she earned it ?.?

Melissa Etheridge on Elizabeth Edwards: ?We pray, we hope, we watch and wonder: Could we be so brave if we were in her position??

And Arianna Huffington examines Chinese blogger Zeng Jinyan.

TIME 100: The Complete List

Leaders & Revolutionaries

King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia
Peter Akinola, archbishiop, Nigeria
Mohamed Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, president, Sudan
Osama bin Laden
Michael Bloomberg, mayor, New York City
Raul Castro, acting president, Cuba
Hillary Clinton, U.S. senator from New York
Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom
Sonia Gandhi, chair, Indian National Congress Party
Hu Jintao, president, China
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader, Iran
Liu Qi, chief, Beijing Olympic Committee
Tzipi Livni, foreign minister, Israel
Angela Merkel, chancellor, Germany
Barack Obama, U.S. senator from Illinois
Nancy Pelosi, speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
David Petraeus, commanding general, U.S. Army
Pope Benedict XVI
Condoleezza Rice, U.S. secretary of state
John Roberts, Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor, California

Builders & Titans

Bernard Arnault, French businessman
Richard Branson, ceo, Virgin
Rhonda Byrne, author, The Secret
Steve Chen & Chad Hurley, founders, YouTube
Steve Cohen, hedge fund manager
Clare Furse, chief executive, London Stock Exchange
Ho Ching, chief executive, Temasek
Steve Jobs, founder and ceo, Apple
Ken Lewis, ceo, Bank of America
Erik Lie, finance professor, University of Iowa
Pony Ma, founder and ceo, Tencent
Lakshmi Mittal, ceo, Arcelor Steel
Shigeru Miyamoto, game designer, Nintendo
Michael Moritz, investor, Sequoia Capital
Indra Nooyi, ceo, PepsiCo
Cyril Ramaphosa, South African union leader
Philip Rosedale, founder, Second Life
Stephen Schwarzman, ceo, Blackstone Group
Katsuaki Watanabe, president and ceo, Toyota

Artists & Entertainers

Cate Blanchett, actress
Sacha Baron Cohen, actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, actor
Alber Elbaz, creative director, Lanvin
America Ferrera, actress
Tina Fey, actress and writer
Simon Fuller, creator, American Idol
Brian Grazer, producer
John Mayer, musician
David Mitchell, author
Kate Moss, fashion model
Yossou N?Dour, musician
Anna Netrebko, opera singer
Rosie O?Donnell, comedian and talk show host
Brad Pitt, actor
Shonda Rhimes, actress and writer
Nora Roberts, romance novelist
Rick Rubin, music producer
Martin Scorsese, director
Justin Timberlake, musician
Kara Walker, artist
Brian Williams, anchor, NBC Nightly News

Scientists & Thinkers

Paul Allen, scientific philanthropist and co-founder, Microsoft
Chris Anderson, author, Long Tail
Elizabeth Blackburn, researcher, UCSF
Richard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist, Oxford University
Frans de Waal, chimpanzee researcher
Al Gore, environmental activist and former U.S. vice president
Monty Jones, agricultural researcher
John Mather, Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist
Douglas Melton, stem cell researcher, Harvard University
Steven Nissen, cardiac researcher, The Cleveland Clinic
T.C. Onstatt, geoscientist, Princeton University
Svante Paabo, paleogeneticist, Max Planck Institute
Lisa Randall, string theorist, Harvard University
Klaus Schwab, founder, World Economic Forum
Kari Stefansson, genomics researcher
Alan Stern, planetary scientist, NASA
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director, Hayden Planetarium
Craig Venter, founder, Institute for Genomic Research
Nora Volkow, director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Heroes & Pioneers

Maher Arar, rendition survivor
Wesley Autrey, New York City subway hero
Tyra Banks, talk show host and model
Warren Buffett, businessman and philanthropist
Youk Chhang, executive director, Documentation Center of Cambodia
George Clooney, actor, director and activist
Tony Dungy, coach, Indianapolis Colts
Elizabeth Edwards, cancer activist
Drew Gilpin Faust, newly appointed president, Harvard University
Roger Federer, tennis star
Michael J. Fox, actor and stem cell advocate
Timothy Gittins, decorated U.S. soldier
Thiery Henry, French soccer star
Garry Kasparov, Russian chessmaster
Amr Khaled, Egyptian televangelist
Judith McKay, anti-tobacco activist, World Health Organization
Chien-ming Wang, pitcher, New York Yankees
Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and philanthropist
Zeng Jinyan, Chinese blogger

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