Miley Cyrus is one of the 100 most influential people in the world
Time's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World is out, and for the third year in the row I just missed making the list (last year I was 103, this year I'm at 102, so I'm getting better!). The list is broken down into five different categories: Leaders & Revolutionaries, Heroes & Pioneers, Scientists & Thinkers, Artists & Entertainers, and Builders & Titans. This year, Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana herself, is #59. And the weird thing is, it's under the Scientists & Thinkers category.
OK, that's not true (she's under Artists & Entertainers), but it got me thinking that there must really be a shortage of influential people in the world today.
And this isn't one of those rants where a 40-something guy goes off and talks about how silly Hannah Montana is or how it's overhyped. She's "influential" in her way, at least with how tween girls act and dress and what they buy. And the Jonas Brothers need somebody to date. I'm just wondering if Time didn't name her because of the buzz factor surrounding her this past year or if they really do think she's more influential than George Clooney (#71), Steve Jobs (#82), and Jeff Bezos (#85).
Other TV-related people on the list include Oprah Winfrey (#22, behind Brad and Angelina!), SNL head honcho Lorne Michaels (#58), Oprah doc Mehmet Oz (#44), and Tim Russert (#72). As a bonus, each essay about the people picked is written by another famous person.