Time Magazine is compiling its list of 2011's top leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that online readers regard as the most influential people in the world. Be a part of the voting here. The poll closes April 14!
So far, the leader is a South Korean pop star named Rain that no one has ever heard of, with more than 17,000 votes—obviously the ploy of some fan site that's attempting to artificially trump the results.
Among the top 40 contenders of note: Lady Gaga (yes, No. 3!), Rihanna, Michelle Obama, Betty White, President Obama (oops, No. 26), Steve Jobs, George Clooney and Johnny Depp.
On the losing end: Kanye West (in last place, thank god, at No. 203. Jesus, what the fuck were they thinking including that bombastic no-talent), Kim Kardashian, Charlie Sheen, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Willow Smith and Sarah Palin. Wow, America is smarter than it looks!Thanks Mohammed Al Adwani!