AskMen's Most Influential Men Of 2009 List Announced, Hugh Jackman Voted #32

AskMen's Most Influential Men Of 2009 List Announced, Hugh Jackman Voted #32

AskMen.com the world's largest lifestyle portal for men with more than 11 million visitors monthly, revealed its highly anticipated 4th annual reader-voted list of the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2009 today.

The list assembles a diverse collection of men from around the world and from a variety of industries including entertainment, politics, technology, and sports. All the honorees had a direct effect on the way men see the world, and notably in 2009, many reflect classic values that are most meaningful to the male identity today.

"In a turbulent 2009, men are seeking the stability of tradition in the masculine qualities that they imagine their fathers and grandfathers to have had," says James Bassil, Editor-in-Chief of AskMen.com. "The character of Don Draper brings all these traits together, and in doing so speaks directly to the modern man. He's a man whose time has come."

Others on the list embody a host of classic qualities; Usain Bolt as the personification of competitive and athletic ability, President Barack Obama as the male portrait of classic statesmanship, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs as pillars of entrepreneurial spirit and determination.

The top 49 most influential men in order are:

1 Don Draper

2 Usain Bolt

3 Barack Obama

4 Mark Zuckerberg

5 Simon Cowell

6 Michael Jackson

7 Steve Jobs

8 Roger Federer

9 Peyton Manning

10 Dana White

11 Jay-Z

12 Tom Ford

13 Jon Stewart

14 Jack Dorsey

15 Quentin Tarantino

16 Conan O'Brien

17 Ashton Kutcher

18 Gary Vaynerchuk

19 Ryan Seacrest

20 George Clooney

21 Brad Pitt

22 Lionel Messi

23 Chesley Sullenberger

24 Manny Pacquaio

25 Mark Ronson

26 Kanye West

27 Seth MacFarlane

28 Cristiano Ronaldo

29 Harvey Levin

30 Tiger Woods

31 Shepard Smith

32 Hugh Jackman

33 Kobe Bryant

34 Sidney Crosby

35 Andy Roddick

36 Georges St. Pierre

37 Chris Martin

38 Bear Grylls

39 James Cameron

40 Jeff Bezos

41 Andre Balazs

42 LeBron James

43 Dwyane Wade

44 Robert Pattinson

45 Italo Zucchelli

46 Mario Batali

47 Santiago Calatrava

48 Jenson Button

49 Lance Armstrong

 

 

See the entire list of 2009's Top 49 Most Influential Men complete with profiles at AskMen.com.

"I have received a lot of awards over the last 10 years, but to be voted by the fans as one of the most influential men on AskMen.com is truly an honor. Thank you all very much for your votes and support."

-Dana White, President UFC

"It is an honor to be named one of the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2009. I would like to thank all the AskMen.com readers for voting for me."

-Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

"I am truly honored to be in such an illustrious group and feel particularly proud to represent the diverse and hard working restaurant and hospitality industry. AskMen.com's avid readers seem to have their fingers on the pulse."

-Mario Batali, Chef and Restaurateur

About AskMen.com

AskMen.com, a unit of Newscorp Digital Media, is the world's leading men's lifestyle web site. An online resource for men with daily features on subjects such as fashion, fitness, dating, money, and entertainment, AskMen.com has the widest online audience reach in the "Men's Lifestyle" category against all other websites, attracting 9 million visits from the US per month, and 11 million visitors globally according to Comscore. A foremost content provider with an archive of more than 40,000 articles available for free online, AskMen.com updates daily and publishes over 300 new features a month. AskMen.com has content partnerships with the likes of Yahoo!, Cosmopolitan.com, Sports Illustrated.com and more.

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