Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2008

Which guys influenced men the most in 2008? You'll find the answer in's Top 49 list for 2008.

Here is the complete list of AskMen’s Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2008:

1. Barack Obama, Democratic nominee
2. Steve Jobs, Apple CEO
3. Michael Phelps, Olympic swimmer
4. Robert Downey Jr., actor
5. Stephen Colbert, TV show host
6. Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef and star of Kitchen Nightmares
7. Christian Bale, a.k.a Batman
8. Rob Kay, Rock Band lead designer
9. Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer phenomenon
10. John McCain, Republican nominee
11. Lorne Michaels, political satirist
12. Tom Ford, fashion designer
13. Mark Zuckerberg, the young man behind Facebook
14. Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
15. Jon Stewart, talk-show host
16. Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead
17. Kanye West, Hip-hop mogul
18. Kobe Bryant, basketball player
19. Ben Bernanke, chairman of US Federal Reserve
20. LeBron James, basketball player
21. Usain Bolt, athlete
22. George Clooney, actor/director
23. Jonathan Ive, iPhone 3G designer
24. Lakshmi Mittal , Indian tycoon
25. David Beckham, soccer player
26. Jimmy Kimmel, comedian
27. Liu Peng, Beijing Olympics organizer
28. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor-turned-politician
29. Junot Diaz, author
30. Rafael Nadal, no. 1 tennis player
31. Judd Apatow, film director
32. Harvey Levin, managing editor of
33. Brad Pitt, actor
34. Tiesto, DJ
35. Sam Houser, video game programmer
36. Andrew Farah, inventor of electric automobiles called “Volt”
37. J.J. Abrams, writer of “Lost”
38. Jacques Herzog, architect
39. Heath Ledger, actor
40. Brett Favre, football player
41. Lewis Hamilton, race car champ
42. David Simon/Ed Burns, creators of HBO’s “The Wire”
43. Thom Browne – fashion designer
44. Ryan Seacrest, American Idol host and deejay
45. Sidney Crosby, hockey player
46. Alex Rodriguez, baseball player
47. Criss Angel, magician
48. Lil Wayne, hip-hop artist
49. Kevin Rose, founder of Digg

Our very own Manny Pacquiao was nominated but did not make it to the Top 49.

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