Kanye West Voted More Influential Than Obama

USMagazine, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 8:06am (PDT)

Nothing can keep Kanye West down!

The quirky, outspoken rapper-musician was voted the 5th most Influential Man in's fifth annual poll.

In the Top 49 Most Influential survey -- over a half a million online votes were tallied this year -- West beat out actor/renaissance man James Franco (number 7), late night comic Conan O'Brien (12), hip-hop mogul Jay-Z (13), actor-humanitarian George Clooney (18), Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner...and even President Barack Obama, who scored at number 21 this year.

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The number-one man on the list? "The Daily Show"'s Jon Stewart. Further down on the list: rapper Eminem at 24, Ben Affleck at 25, actor-singer Justin Timberlake at 33, and Leonardo DiCaprio at number 43. Check out the full Top 49 Most Influential List at


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