Sunday, May 1, 2011
Rain No. 1 in TIMES 100 online poll
Rain, a South Korean actor and singer, was selected as the most influential person in the world in an online poll conducted by TIME magazine.
This is the second time for Rain to take the top slot, after first winning in 2006. Rain received the most votes out of 204 candidates, with 439,251 people voting for him.
Rain has been included in the TIME 100 online poll for the past six years.
Rain’s management company said he was very happy to hear the news and will attend the TIME 100 party in New York on April 26.
The poll also included major figures from politics, entertainment and the academic world. US President Barack Obama came in at number 46, outranked by his wife, Michelle Obama, who took 32nd place. TV host Oprah Winfrey came in at number 84, while Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, came in at 28 and singer Beyonce Knowles at number 5.