AskMen.com has just released its list of the “49 Most Influential Men of 2011,” and unsurprisingly, Steve Jobs is at the top of the list. Jobs passed away earlier this month, but not before changing the way that AskMen.com readers interact with media.
Editor-in-chief James Bassil said:
“Steve Jobs led the Top 49 voting from the day that we opened it. Now that may seem poignant, but throughout the voting period, it was for very practical reasons: Jobs has had an immediate and direct influence on the ways that AskMen readers listen to their music, communicate with one another — and read AskMen.”
More than 200,000 votes were cast in the annual poll, which ranked politicians, athletes, celebrities, and businessmen in order of influence. According to Yahoo, Jobs claimed more than half of the votes.
Here are “The Most Influential Men of 2011,” according to Askmen.com.
- Steve Jobs
- SEAL Team Six
- Larry Page
- Warren Buffett
- Kanye West
- Mohamed Bouazizi
- Prince William
- Anonymous (Wiki leaks group)
- Ryan Gosling
- Lionel Messi
“The men who made the list come from different walks of life, but they’re all visionaries who completely own their respective fields. They not only challenge themselves to become better men every day, but they’re dedicated to furthering the future of mankind (even Charlie Sheen, in his own strange way). These are the men history will remember as having defined 2011.”
Jon Stewart, who was ranked number 1 on the Askmen.com list in 2010, dropped to number 12 this year. President Obama was ranked number 21 for the second year in a row. He was ranked number 3 in 2009.
Do you think Steve Jobs deserves the most influential title for 2011?