(rough draft)

Here is the complete list ranked from most influential to least influential:


1.Tim Berners Lee: played the leading role in developing the internet; the most influential technology on the planet

2. George W. Bush: president of the United States during the 9/11 attacks and the start of the war on terror.

3. Barry Shein: played a key role in the development of the internet


4. James Watson: helped discover the structure of DNA, revolutionizing the fields of biology, anthropology and law.

5. Steve Wozniak: Helped launch the technology revolution

6. Paul Mockapetris: played a key role in the development of the internet


7. Bill Clinton: President of the World’s most influential country at the peak of its influence

8. Bob Kahn: played a major role in the development of the internet

9. Khalid Sheikh (Shaikh) Mohammed: considered a mastermind of the September 11th attacks which dramatically changed the World

10. Vint Cerf: played a key role in the development of the internet

11. Mikhail Gorbachev : played a key role in the fall of the Soviet Union

12. Leonard Kleinrock: played a key role in the development of the internet

13. David Ho: The man who saved us from AIDS

14. Bill Gates: played a key role in launching the computer revolution and saved millions of Third World lives

15. George Soros: Instrumental in advancing leftist policies in America and Europe

16. John Klensin: played a key role in developing the Internet

17. Michael Froman: the man who chose Obama’s cabinet

18. Oprah: Created confession culture &  a more intimate form of media communication, paving the way for social media and reality TV. Broke the taboo over discussing sexual abuse, leading millions of victims to recovery. Even back in the 1980s, popularized a genre of talk show that’s been credited with mainstreaming LGBT people. Played the decisive role in electing the first black president and first black First Lady of the United States; a President who brought health care to millions of Americans. Her televised book club has been credited with making literature accessible to millions.

19. Yogen Dalal: played a key role in developing the internet


20. Xi Jinping: presiding over the rise of China with economic policies that turned the Iraq war to China’s advantage.  The fear that China duped America in trade deals helped inspire Trump to run for President.


21. Bob Iger: helped shape American media for decades thus paving the way for a black president and gay rights.

22. Gerald Levin: consolidated mass media in America

23. Michael Eisner: influential media mogul


24. Vladimir Putin: Although his direct influence on the election of Trump has been greatly exaggerated, according to commenter Tenn he has changed the world’s geopolitical landscape more in recent years than has any other individual.


25. Jack Dorsey: the founder and CEO of twitter


26. Donald Trump: the man who ended political correctness.

27. Rupert Murdoch: his global right-wing media empire has changed the World

28. Mark Zuckerberg: created the most influential social networking forum


29. Robert Rubin: His advocacy for financial deregulation helped pave the way for the populist uprising that gave us Trump

30. Barack Obama [impact score 160]: First black in recorded history to ever be the most powerful human on the planet. Brought dignity and status to over a billion blacks. Brought healthcare to millions of working Americans. Saved America from a great depression and the world from an apocalyptic war with Iran, and achieved gay rights.  Some foreign policy blunders combined with the controversy over his birth, helped pave the way for Trump.

31. Angela Merkel: played a major role in changing the demographics of Europe

32. Bashar Hafez al-Assad: in power during the Syrian refugee crisis

33. David Plouffe: played a key role in electing Barack Obama president

34. Katie Couric:  The woman who destroyed Sarah Palin’s political ambitions, thus paving the way for Obama to get elected


35. Julian Assange:  In spite of  (or perhaps because) he is “autistic” according to a character in a Jonathan Franzen novel, the Nordic Assange advanced his ethnic genetic interests by helping Trump get elected.

36. Mohammed Mana Ahmed al-Qahtani: Accused of being one of the 9/11 co-conspirators

37-41. The Dancing Israelis: Their behavior on September 11th 2001 inspired countless conspiracy theories

42. Ramzi bin al-Shibh: accused of being a key facilitator in the 9/11 attacks

43. Efraim Halevy: served as director of Mossad during a period of great change


44. Colin Powell:  Helped pave the way for the first black President by normalizing the idea of black military leadership.  In 2003 he became the top salesman for transformative neocon foreign policy.

45. Phil Donahue: paved the way for Oprah, by pioneering the provocative daytime talk show, the most important counter-culture movement of the late 20th century

46. Ricki Lake: The Jewish Oprah; helped mainstream gays by hosting one of the more edgy Oprah style talk shows in the 1990s

47. Henry Kissinger: According to Wikipedia, “Kissinger played a prominent role in United States foreign policy between 1969 and 1977. During this period, he pioneered the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, orchestrated the opening of relations with the People’s Republic of China, and negotiated the Paris Peace Accords, ending American involvement in the Vietnam War.

48. Ian Wilmut: first person to clone an animal

[from Left to right]Poo Muming, director of the Institute of Neurosciences at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sun Qiang, the director of the Nonhuman Primate Facility of the Institute of Neurosciences, center, and Liu Zhen

49-51. The Primate cloners: first people to clone a primate, paving  the way for human cloning


52.Svante Paabo: Sequenced Neanderthal DNA

53. Bradford Parkinson: The father of the Global Positioning System, which revolutionized how we navigate

54. Abe Karem: invented the predator drone, transforming the nature of warfare


55. Gloria Steinem: The mother of feminism; by paving the way for women, challenged gender roles, thus indirectly paving the way for gays too

56. Barbara Walters: trail blazer and iconic role model for women in media; helped make news more celebrity focused

57. Madonna: paved the way for an entire generation of provocative female performers such as Lady Gaga inflaming Muslim rage against America and helped make sexual deviance culturally acceptable, paving the way for gay marriage.


58. Howard Stern: revolutionized American radio and helped make American culture more vulgar and sexual

59. Tina Fey: her impersonation of Sarah Palin helped cost her the election, paving the way for the first black president


60-61. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein: brought down a U.S. president and inspired a generation of journalists

62. Bill Moyers: played a key role in the Vietnam war

63-80. The neocons: Largely the visionaries and intellectual influence behind the extremely transformative foreign policy of the Bush43 administration

81. Tang Jiaxun: By opposing the Iraq war, helped position China to be one of its biggest winners.

82. Howard Kohr: executive director of the AIPAC during a critical period of U.S. foreign policy

83. Steven J Rosen: One of the top officials at AIPAC during a critical period of U.S. foreign policy

84. Dick Cheney: powerful Vice President during the transformative Bush administration

85. George Tenet: CIA director during a critical period of U.S. history


86. Tony Blair:  Dragged Britain into war with Iraq & brought Clinton style third way politics to the UK

88-90. chad hurley steve chen and jawed karim: created youtube which revolutionized media

91-92. Google guys: launched the World’s most powerful search engine

93. Jimmy Wales: Changed the way the World shares knowledge

94. Khieu Samphan: played a critical role in the Vietnam war

95. General Khamtai Siphandon: played a key role in the Vietnam war

96. Paul McCartney: the leading living member of the most influential rock band of all time


97. Yoko Ono: Advanced her ethnic genetic interests by inspiring the World’s most influential rock stars to inspire the hippies that ended the war in Asia.


98. DJ Clive “Kool Herc” Campbell: the father of hip hop

99. Reed Hastings: co-founder of Netflix. Revolutionized the way we watch movies and TV.

100. Bernard Munyagishari: accused of playing a key role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.