Back in 1999 Time Magazine took it upon itself to end a debate conclusively. That debate centred on whom the most influential people in the world were currently. In order to give a solid answer, Time searched the globe, with those from all walks of life taken into consideration.
The American news magazine triumphantly published the final list with as much fanfare as when you win a big pokies jackpot, however “The List” was quickly enshrined in controversy. Despite being a major talking point that got many people’s backs up, this list skyrocketed Time’s sales and became a regular feature. Today, the list is still published annually to as much fanfare and controversy as before. [Read more…]