For all those people saying that Notch isn't very influential - He has somehow managed to influence over 156,000 people... I'd say that that is pretty damn influential. If you hadn't guessed already, the poll was based on the most influentialpeople, so, believe it or not, it is about how many people they have influenced and inspired, it is not based on whether they have cured cancer or become the president of Egypt.
Quite agree! For all those who felt that just because you didn't think Notch was #1 so you ignored the poll completely, now the Egyptian President has the most votes. Did you think he should have won? I saw a dozen or two names in the list that really were influencial, but they had so few votes they didn't stand a chance so I went with who was the best amongst those that had the best odds of winning.
Although, the Egyptian President also seems to have the most "dislikes" (200k+) so I wonder if that will knock him back down on the list. It's always hard to understand what TIME means when they talk about an "influencial" person. Rarely do they mean some kind of Ghandi figure who only does good. Usually it's just whomever got on the news the most or was the most common name on Twitter even if they caused a genocide. In which case, still wouldn't be the Egyptian President haha!
This Person is just not being lazy to do something that could make millions. For it is the most influential? He is the most fortunate and lucky is Yes. His brainchild of fun in the air in front of our noses.