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Influential The Most Influential People of the 21st Century  

Alan Smithee
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List Rules Has to have made an influence in the 21st Century.

An opinionated list of the 50 most important men and women to shape the century so far.

The list is not ranked but in alphabetical order.   
Anthony Atala is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the 21st Century
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Anthony Atala

Why?

Because his innovations could lead to the medical cures of the future.
Tim Berners-Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the 21st Century
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Why?

Because his 20th Century invention will be 21st centuries' greatest tool for commerce and social matters.

Age: 63

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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Osama bin Laden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of the 21st Century
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Why?

Because he was our centuries' most wanted terrorist and declared a "holy war" on the U.S.

Age: Dec. at 54 (1957-2011)

Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the 21st Century
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Tony Blair

Why?

Because he is redefining the principals of the Labour Party.