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Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan came in at number 62 on Time Magazine 2012 100 most influential people list.President Jonathan featured on the influential list alongside other world leaders, industry pioneers, business moguls and celebrity figures.

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who wrote the citation for Jonathan, described him as a reflection of the political change that is sweeping through the African continent.

“(President Jonathan) exemplifies the African political renaissance at a time when the people of the continent are starting to reap the fruit of their resources and their hard work,” she stated.

  1. Jeremy Lin- Basketball Player, America
  2. Christian Marclay- Visual artist and composer, Swiss-America
  3. Viola Davis- Actress, America
  4. Salman Khan- Educator, America
  5. Tim Tebow- Football quarterback, American
  6. EL James- Author, America
  7. Louis CK- Comedian, Mexican-American
  8. Rihanna- Recording artist, actress, US
  9. Marco Rubio- United States Senator from Florida
  10. Ali Ferzat- Cartoonist, Syria
  11. René Redzepi- Chef, Denmark
  12. Kristen Wiig- Television actress, comedian, America
  13. Anthony Kennedy- Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
  14. Novak Djokovic- Tennis player, Serbia and Montenegro
  15. Ben Rattray- Founder, Change.org, US
  16. Jessica Chastain- Actress, America
  17. Yani Tseng- Golfer- Republic of China (Taiwan)
  18. Raphael Saadiq- Singer- America
  19. Elinor Ostrom- Economist, US
  20. Samira Ibrahim- Plaintiff, Egypt
  21. Jose Andres- Chef, Spanish
  22. Ann Patchett- Writer, America
  23. Dulce Matuz- President, Arizona Dream Act Coalition
  24. Henrik Scharfe- Professor, Director, Centre for Computer-mediated Epistemology, Denmark
  25. Freeman Hrabowski- Educator, America
  26. Maryam Durani- Member, Kandahar Provincial Council, Afghanistan
  27. Manal al-Sharif- Women’s rights activist and computer security consultant, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  28. Anjali Gopalan- Advocate, India
  29. Rached Ghannouchi- Tunisian Islamist politician and co-founder, The Ennahda Movement
  30. Barbara Van Dahlen- Founder and President, Give an Hour, US
  31. Ron Fouchier- Scientist, Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands
  32. Donald Sadoway- John F Elliott Professor, Materials Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
  33. Hans Rosling- Statistician, Sweden
  34. Asghar Farhadi- Filmmaker, Iran
  35. Sarah Burton- Fashion Designer, UK
  36. Anonymous- Self described hacktivist group, Voluntary association, Global
  37. Pete Cashmore- Social News Guru,Scotland
  38. Cami Anderson- Superintendent,Newark schools
  39. Ali Babacan and Ahmet Davutoglu- Neo-Ottomans
  40. Ai-jen Poo- Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance, US
  41. Marc Andreessen- Kingmaker, America
  42. Preet Bharara- Prosecutor, America
  43. Robert Grant- AIDS Researcher, San Francisco
  44. Andrew Lo- Harris & Harris Group Professor Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering
  45. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy- Pakistani-Canadian journalist, documentary filmmaker
  46. Alexei Navalny- Russian lawyer, politician, and political and financial activist
  47. Ray Dalio- American businessman and founder of Bridgewater Associates
  48. Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani- Prime Minister of Qatar
  49. Chelsea Handler- American stand-up comedian, actress, best-selling author, and producer
  50. Harvey Weinstein- American film producer and movie studio chairman
  51. Chen Lihua- Chairperson, Fu Wah International, China
  52. Warren Buffett- Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
  53. Alice Walton- Heiress, Walton family fortune
  54. Harold Hamm- CEO, Continental Resources
  55. Sheryl Sandberg- COO, Facebook
  56. Sara Blakely- Founder of Spanx, and world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, US
  57. Eike Batista- President, EBX Group, Brazil
  58. Tim Cook- CEO, Apple, US
  59. Daniel Ek- CEO and Founder, Spotify, Sweden
  60. Virginia Rometty- CEO, IBM, US
  61. Barack Obama- President, USA
  62. Goodluck Jonathan- President of Nigeria

President Jonathan released a statement on his Facebook page to show his appreciation to the magazine and those who supported him.

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