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MS Dhoni & Four other Indians in Time Magazine's List of 100 most Influential People

Apr 23, 2011 15:39 IST

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The Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world was released on 21 April 2011. India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who led India to win the World Cup after 28 years was named in the list along with four other Indians. The other Indians in the list include Mukesh Ambani, VS Ramachandran, Azim Premji and Aruna Roy.

Dhoni ranked 52nd in the Time list surpassed the other Indians. He outranked Mukesh Ambani who was placed 61st in the list. According to the Time, Dhoni not only got India the cup but also taught India how to play.

Brain Mapper VS Ramchandran is 79th in the list, philanthropist Azim Premji is on number 88 and change agent Aruna Roy is 89th most influential person in the world.

The list is topped by Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who became the spokesman for a revolution" in Egypt. The other influential people in the list are US President Barack Obama, ranked 86, trails far behind his secretary of state Hillary Clinton (43), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (6), WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (9) and Pakistani ISI spy master Ahmed Shuja Pasha (17).

The top 10 most influential people listed by TIME are as follows:

Wael Ghonim
Joseph Stiglitz
Reed Hastings
Amy Poehler
Geoffrey Canada
Mark Zuckerberg
Peter Vesterbacka
Angela Merkel
Julian Assange
Ron Bruder

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