He made it! President Jonathan joins Hillary Clinton, Viola Davis and others on the TIME 100 list

by Hauwa Gambo

TIME magazine has announced its 2012 list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ list for the year 2012 and president Goodluck Jonathan made the list.

This is revealed on the TIME site where he is one spot behind United States president, Barack Obama.

The list was released today, and he appears to be the only black African leader on it.

See the full list below:

Jeremy Lin

Christian Marclay

Viola Davis

Salman Khan

Tim Tebow

E.L. James

Louis CK


Marco Rubio

Ali Ferzat

René Redzepi

Kristen Wiig

Anthony Kennedy

Novak Djokovic

Ben Rattray

Jessica Chastain

Yani Tseng

Raphael Saadiq

Elinor Ostrom

Samira Ibrahim

José Andrés

Ann Patchett

Dulce Matuz

Henrik Schärfe

Freeman Hrabowski

Maryam Durani

Manal al-Sharif

Anjali Gopalan

Rached Ghannouchi

Barbara Van Dahlen

Ron Fouchier

Donald Sadoway

Hans Rosling

Asghar Farhadi

Sarah Burton


Pete Cashmore

Cami Anderson

Ali Babacan and Ahmet Davutoglu

Ai-jen Poo

Marc Andreessen

Preet Bharara

Robert Grant

Andrew Lo

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Alexei Navalny

Ray Dalio

Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani

Chelsea Handler

Harvey Weinstein

Chen Lihua

Warren Buffett

Alice Walton

Harold Hamm

Sheryl Sandberg

Sara Blakely

Eike Batista

Tim Cook

Daniel Ek

Virginia Rometty

Barack Obama

Goodluck Jonathan

Xi Jinping

Fatou Bensouda

Christine Lagarde

Mario Draghi

U Thein Sein

Ayatullah Ali Khamenei

Mitt Romney

Juan Manuel Santos

Timothy Dolan

Portia Simpson Miller

Mario Monti

Wang Yang

Maria das Graças Silva Foster

Andrew Cuomo

Iftikhar Chaudhry

Mamata Banerjee

Walter Isaacson

Ron Paul

Benjamin Netanyahu

Dilma Rousseff

Erik Martin

Cecile Richards

Angela Merkel

Lionel Messi

Tilda Swinton

Hillary Clinton

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Pippa Middleton


Matt Lauer

Oscar Pistorius

Claire Danes

Stephen Colbert


Kim Jong Un

Mullah Mohammed Omar and Sheik Moktar Ali Zubeyr

Bashar Assad

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Comments (2)

  1. He 'appears to be the only African leader on the list.'

    YNaija: Is he or is he not? I am sure you can take a few minutes to determine that before you publish.

    Celebrate your own. Don't wait till Time Magazine does.

  2. That list must've been compiled on April 1. Rubbish

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail