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Leaders and revolutionaries

Mahmoud Abbas (Arabic: محمود عباس) (born March 26, 1935), commonly known as Abu Mazen (ابو مازن), was elected President (Raees) of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on January 9, 2005 and took office on January 15, 2005. ... The President of the Palestinian Authority is the highest-ranking political position (equivalent to head of state) in the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). ... This article is about the British Chancellor of the Exchequer. ... The Rt. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (born July 28, 1954) is the 53rd and current President of Venezuela. ... The List of Presidents of Venezuela consists of the 53 (as of September 2005) heads of state in the history of Venezuela. ... Chen Shui-bian, President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian (ch. ... The Office of the President of the Republic of China is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe, III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and the 2nd to be impeached. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... William Harrison Frist, M.D. (born February 22, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee and a cardiac surgeon. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ayaan Hirsi Ali ( pronunciation?) (born 13 November 1969 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a member of the Tweede Kamer (the Lower House of the Netherlands), for the Liberal Democratic Party (VVD). ... The Tweede Kamer (second chamber) is the lower house of the Staten-Generaal, the parliament in the Netherlands. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician and 25th Prime Minister of Australia, came to office on 11 March 1996, and gained re-election in 1998, 2001 and 2004. ... The current (25th) Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard (sitting, fifth from left), with his Cabinet, 1999 The office of Prime Minister is in practice the most powerful political office in the Commonwealth of Australia. ... Hú Jǐntāo (born December 21, 1942) is the fourth and current President of the Peoples Republic of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. ... The President of the Peoples Republic of China (Chinese: 中华人民共和国主席 pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Zhǔxí, or abbreviated Guojia-Zhuxi 国家主席) is the head of state of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Kim Jong-il (born February 16, 1942) has been the leader of North Korea since 1994. ... The Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea is the supreme commander of the North Korean military, and is the most powerful person in the country. ... Mark Malloch Brown (born 1953), a British official, is chief of staff to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, appointed 3 January 2005. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... President Thabo Mbeki Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki (born June 18, 1942) is the President of the Republic of South Africa. ... The President of South Africa is the head of state and head of government under South Africas Constitution. ... Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: ; born April 16, 1927, as Joseph Alois Ratzinger in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany) is the 265th reigning pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City. ... Condoleezza Rice, Ph. ... The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, serves as the chief advisor to the President of the United States on national security issues. ... The Seal of the United States Department of State The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ... Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) has been the Secretary of Defense of the United States since January 20, 2001, under President George W. Bush. ... Seal of the United States Department of Defense The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is appointed by the President with the approval of the Senate, and is a member of the Cabinet. ... Ariel Sharon, the eleventh Prime Minister of Israel, spent many years in the Israel Defense Forces before being elected in March 2001. ... The Prime Minister of Israel is the elected head of the Israeli government. ... Dr. Manmohan Singh (Gurmukhi: ਮਨਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ, Devanagari: मनमोहन सिंह) is the fourteenth, and current, Prime Minister of India. ... The Prime Minister of India is, in practice, the most powerful person in the government of India. ... His Honourarable Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Husaini Sistani (Arabic: السيد علي الحسيني السيستاني Persian: سید علی حسینی سیستانی), born approximately August 4, 1930, is a Grand Ayatollah, a Shia marja and currently an important person in relation to the occupation of Iraq. ... Islam ▶(?) (Arabic: الإسلام al-islām) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second largest religion. ... Leadership can refer both to the process of leading, and to those entities that do the leading. ... Javier Solana Francisco Javier Solana Madariaga (born July 14, 1942 in Madrid, Spain) is the High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Secretary-General of both the Council of the European Union (EU) and the Western European Union (WEU). ... The Common Foreign and Security Policy or CFSP was established as the second of the three pillars of the European Union in the Maastricht treaty of 1992, and further defined and broadened in the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997. ... A large number of international organizations and other bodies have a Secretary General or Secretary-General as their chief administrative officers or in other administrative capacities. ... The Council of the European Union forms, along with the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU). ... The flag of the Western European Union Not to be confused with the European Union (EU), the Western European Union (WEU) is a partially dormant European defence and security organization, established by the Brussels treaty of 1948 and composed of those states who were members of both NATO and the... Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in one of eight photos from Rewards for Justice, all undated. ... Islam ▶(?) (Arabic: الإسلام al-islām) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second largest religion. ... The word militant can refer to any individual engaged in warfare, a fight, combat, or generally serving as a soldier. ...

Artists and entertainers

Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Michael Moore with his Oscar award after Bowling for Columbine won the 2003 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. ... Hilary Swank on the cover of Hilary magazine Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American actress of Spanish and Native American descent. ... Quentin Tarantino, playing Mr. ... Dan Brown (born on June 22, 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire) is an American author of detective thrillers. ... Dave Eggers Dave Eggers (born January 8, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer and editor. ... Marc Cherry (born 1962) is an American writer and producer. ... John Elderfield is a leading art historian and chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. ... Kanye West Kanye Omari West (pronounced /ˈkÉ‘njeɪ/ or KAHN-yay) (born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American record producer and rapper based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Jon Stewart For the Green Lantern, see John Stewart (comics). ... Alicia Keys (born Alicia Augello Cook on January 25, 1981 in Manhattan, New York) is an American R&B/soul singer, composer, record producer, and pianist. ... Jamie Foxx on the Naval Air Station North Island, July 17, 2005 Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas to Mark Talley and Estelle Marie Nelson) is an American actor and musician. ... Johnny Depp John Christopher Depp II, widely known as Johnny Depp (born June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky), is an American actor. ... Art Spiegelman (born February 15, 1948) is an American comics artist. ... Halos protagonist, the Master Chief. ... Ann Coulter on the FOX News Channel Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961 in New York City) is a prominent American syndicated columnist, bestselling author, and television pundit. ... Animator Hayao Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎駿, Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is one of the most famous and respected creators of anime, or Japanese animated films. ... Zhang Ziyi ZHANG Ziyi (章子怡; pinyin: Zhāng Zǐyí, pronounced like Jahng Dzih-ee) (born February 9, 1979) is a Chinese actress and dancer. ... Juanes performing at the 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Juanes, (born August 9, 1972), whose real name is Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, is a Colombian singer-songwriter-guitarist. ... Marc Newson (1963-) is an Australian-born designer. ... Calatrava is known for his organically inspired designs, such as LUmbracle at his Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia. ... Alice Munro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Cornelia Funke is a German author. ...

Builders and titans

Apple Computers Steve Jobs PR photo. ... Google, Inc. ... H. Lee Scott, Jr. ... Meg Whitman Margaret C. Whitman, also known as Meg Whitman, (born August 4, 1956) has been the President and CEO of the online auction company eBay since March 1998. ... Martha Stewart Martha Stewart (born August 3, 1941) is a television and magazine personality known for her cooking, gardening, etiquette, and arts and crafts projects, and as a general lifestyle guide and homemaker. ... Craig Newmark (born circa 1952 in Morristown, New Jersey), is best known for being the founder of the San Francisco based internet website known as Craigslist. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Reed Hastings (Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr. ... Bram Cohen Bram Cohen (b. ... Sir Martin Sorrell (born February 14, 1945) is the chief executive officer of WPP and has served in that role since he started the company in 1986. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... It has been suggested that Sir Howard Stringer be merged into this article or section. ... Noël Forgeard (born December 8, 1946) is a French industrialist, and is joint CEO of EADS. Until June 2005 Foregard was CEO of the aircraft maufacturer Airbus SAS. In late 2004 he was nominated as the next French CEO of EADS. This position is shared with a German - then... Lee Kun Hee (born 1942) is the chairman of Samsung Group. ... Roman Arkadievich Abramovich (Russian: Рома́н Арка́дьевич Абрамо́вич) (born October 24, 1966 in Saratov, Russian SFSR, USSR) is a Russian oil billionaire, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs. ... BlackBerry 7100t The BlackBerry is a wireless handheld device which supports e-mail, mobile telephone, text messaging, web browsing and other wireless information services. ... Rupert Murdoch Keith Rupert Murdoch (born March 11, 1931), is an Australian-born American media proprietor who is the majority shareholder and managing director of News Corporation, one of the worlds largest and most influential media corporations. ...

Scientists and thinkers

Jeffrey Sachs Jeffrey D. Sachs (born November 5, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Jewish-American economist known for his work as an economic advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa. ... Malcolm Gladwell (born September 3, 1963) is an American-based journalist who has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. ... Robert Klein (born February 8, 1942) is an American stand-up comedian and occasional actor. ... Dr. Andrew Weil is one of the leading proponents of integrative medicine. ... Elbert L. Burt Rutan (born June 17, 1943) is an aircraft designer known for designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft. ... Karl Rove Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American political consultant, and (as of 2005) U.S. President George W. Bushs senior advisor, chief political strategist, and Deputy White House Chief of Staff in charge of policy. ... Photo by Blake Little [1] Rick Warren (born 1954) is an American Evangelical Christian pastor and author. ... Brian Atwater is an American geologist. ... W Mitchell Baker, better known simply as Mitchell Baker, is the Chief Lizard Wrangler and President of the Mozilla Corporation, the subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that coordinates development of the open source Mozilla Internet applications, including the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. ... Timothy Garton Ash (born 12 July 1955) is a British historian focusing on Europe since 1945. ... Natan Sharansky (Hebrew: נתן שרנסקי, Russian: Натан Щаранский, born January 20, 1948) is a notable former Soviet anticommunist, Zionist, Israeli politician and writer. ... Abdolkareem Soroush, Persian thinker. ... Prof. ... Principal Richard Pound is the stage name of wrestler John Cozman. ... Lee Kuan Yew (also spelt Lee Kwan-Yew) (born September 16, 1923) (Chinese: 李光耀; pinyin: ) was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. ... Larry Summers Lawrence Henry Summers (born November 30, 1954) is an American economist, politician, and academic. ...

Heroes and icons

This topic is considered to be an essential subject on Wikipedia. ... Oprah Winfrey, at the start of the 2004-2005 season. ... LeBron James (born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio) is an American NBA basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Eliot Spitzer Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959 in Bronx, New York) is the current Attorney General for New York State and a candidate for the 2006 Democratic nomination for Governor of New York. ... Melissa Etheridge on the cover of her album Breakdown Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an American rock musician. ... Tenzin Gyatso The fourteenth Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso (Tibetan: བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་ Wylie: Bstan dzin Rgya mtsho) (b. ... Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, (born July 18, 1918), was the first democratically elected President of South Africa, having previously been a prominent anti-apartheid activist there. ... Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Ющенко) (born 23 February 1954) is the President of Ukraine. ... Hania Mufti is a Jordanian national who has long lived in London and directs the Middle Eastern branch of Human Rights Watch. ... Wangari Maathai Wangari Muta Maathai (born April 1, 1940 in Nyeri) is a Kenyan environmental and political activist. ... Mary Robinson (Irish name Máire Bhean Mhic Róibín; born 21 May 1944) was the first female President of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. ... Lubna Olayan is a Saudi business woman. ... Ellen MacArthur Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur, DBE (born July 8, 1976) is a British sailor from Whatstandwell near Matlock in Derbyshire, now based in Cowes, Isle of Wight. ... John Stott Dr. John R. W. Stott (born 27 April 1921) is a British Christian leader and Anglican minister who is noted as the one of the leaders of the world-wide evangelical movement. ... Schumacher at a press conference before the 2005 United States Grand Prix Michael Schumacher (born January 3, 1969, Hürth-Hermühlheim (close to Cologne, Germany). ... Stephen Lewis in Africa for UNICEF. Stephen Lewis, CC (b. ...

See also

(Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Person of the Year is an annual issue of U.S. newsmagazine TIME that features a profile ostensibly on the man, woman, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year. ... The List of TIME Magazines 100 most influential people of the 20th century (called the TIME 100 for short) is a list of the 20th centurys most influential politicians, artists, innovators, scientists and icons, compiled by TIME Magazine. ... The first annual special issue of TIME magazines 100 most influential people (or pairs), was on newsstands on 2004-04-20. ...

External link

  • 2005 Time 100 at time.com

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