Steve Jobs Tops AskMen's Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011 Voters Salute "visionaries", as Larry Page, Kanye West and Warren Buffett Join Jobs in AskMen's Top 49

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AskMen, the leading men's lifestyle website with 17 million monthly readers, announced the results of their 6th annual Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011, as determined by more than 200,000 votes. Visionary Steve Jobs takes the #1 position after a month long public voting process which began in early September. The Top 49 Most Influential Men challenges AskMen's readers to determine which male figures have made the biggest impact and, ultimately, shaped what it means to be a man of influence in 2011. George Clooney holds the record as the only person to be named to the Top 49 for all six years.

The year of the visionaries, Steve Jobs, SEAL Team Six, Larry Page, Warren Buffet and Kanye West round out the top 5 positions on the 2011 list. Other notables include Andrew Mason, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Zuckerberg, representing the surge of tech visionaries who men find influential.  Hollywood heavyweights including Ryan Gosling, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Charlie Sheen, and Simon Cowell all made the list.

Voters honor courageous acts electing SEAL Team Six to the number two position, Oscar Pistorius, a runner with prosthetic legs who made it to the Olympics, and Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian who lit himself on fire in protest sparking worldwide controversy.

"This year's list is a true reflection of the times we live in, with technology being at the forefront, and visionaries like Steve Jobs inspiring our readers all over the world," commented James Bassil, Editor in Chief, AskMen. "Jobs held steady in the number one position for the last four weeks during our polling, which really pays tribute to his legacy."

The complete roster of this year's Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011, including profiles of each honoree, can be found at www.askmen.com. In order, the Top 49 are:

  1. Steve Jobs
  2. SEAL Team Six
  3. Larry Page
  4. Warren Buffett
  5. Kanye West
  6. Mohamed Bouazizi
  7. Prince William
  8. Anonymous (Wiki leaks group)
  9. Ryan Gosling
  10. Lionel Messi
  11. Cadel Evans
  12. Jon Stewart
  13. Andrew Mason
  14. George Clooney
  15. Jay-Z
  16. Charlie Sheen
  17. Alexander Skarsgard
  18. Pep Guardiola
  19. Novak Djokovic
  20. Piers Morgan
  21. Barack Obama
  22. Rene Redzepi
  23. Ashton Kutcher
  24. Anderson Cooper
  25. Ai Weiwei
  26. Jean-Claude Trichet
  27. Mark Zuckerberg
  28. Chris Hemsworth
  29. Terry Richardson
  30. Peter Dinklage
  31. Louis C.K
  32. Mark Cuban
  33. Soleio Cuervo
  34. Elon Musk
  35. Jimmy Fallon
  36. Jack Dorsey
  37. Michael Bloomberg
  38. Dana White
  39. Dirk Nowitzki
  40. Matt Damon
  41. Julian Assange
  42. Tom Brady
  43. Christopher Nolan
  44. Larry David
  45. Rory McIlroy
  46. Justin Timberlake
  47. Bradley Cooper
  48. Oscar Pistorius
  49. Simon Cowell

Notably missing from this year's list are Bill Gates (previously ranked No. 2) and James Franco (previously ranked No. 7), while some returning honorees, such as Mark Zuckerberg, have experienced significant shifts in ranking, dropping from No. 2 in 2010 to No. 27 in 2011. Meanwhile, others, such as Kanye West and Barack Obama, have remained in the same position both in 2010 and 2011 (No. 5 and No. 21 respectively).

"Being voted into AskMen's Top49 Most Influential Men list feels not quite as good as the time Eva Longoria spoon-fed me guacamole live on air, but nearly." –Piers Morgan" (No. 20)

"Thank you to my new best friends at AskMen.  I hope to do them proud!" –Mark Cuban (No. 32)

"2011 has been a magnificent year for me, but I feel especially honored to be considered one of the most influential men of the year by AskMen readers and would like to thank all the people who voted for me."  Rory McIlroy (No. 45)

To see exclusive videos, photos and comments from this year's honorees, visit www.AskMen.com. Further coverage of the Top 49 Most Influential Men will also be available on AskMen's Facebook and Twitter pages.

About AskMen

AskMen, a unit of News Corp. Digital Media, is the world's leading men's lifestyle website. An online resource for men with daily features on subjects such as fashion, fitness, dating, money, and entertainment, AskMen has the widest online audience reach in the "Men's Lifestyle" category in comparison with all other websites, attracting 14 million unique visits from the U.S. per month, and 17 million monthly visitors globally, according to Omniture. A foremost content provider with an archive of more than 60,000 articles available for free online, AskMen updates daily and publishes over 300 new features a month. AskMen has content partnerships with the likes of Yahoo!, Cosmopolitan.com, Sports Illustrated.com and more.

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