Jon Stewart Claims #1 Spot on AskMen’s Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2010! Kanye West takes fifth spot! AskMen has just announced the results of their annual reader survey: the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2010, with Jon Stewart from The Daily Show claiming the No. 1 position after over half a million votes were cast.

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2010 is the year of “rule breakers”, as Lebron James, Conan O’Brien and Julian Assange join Stewart in AskMen’s Top 49. Notably missing from this year’s list are Tiger Woods (previously ranked No. 30) and Simon Cowell (previously ranked No. 5), while some returning honorees, such as President Barack Obama have experienced significant shifts in ranking, dropping from No. 4 in 2009 to No. 21 in 2010.

The complete roster of this year’s Top 49 Most Influential Men, including profiles of each honoree, can be found at In order, the Top 49 are:

1. Jon Stewart
2. Bill Gates
3. Mark Zuckerberg
4. Steve Jobs
5. Kanye West
6. Drew Brees
7. James Franco
8. Elon Musk
9. Jose Mourinho
10. Graydon Carter
11. Stephen Colbert
12. Conan O’Brien
13. Jay-Z
14. Richard Branson
15. Rafael Nadal
16. Bobby Kotick
17. Lebron James
18. George Clooney
19. Dennis Crowley (Foursquare)
20. Matthew Weiner (Mad Men creator)
21. Barack Obama
22. Ferran Adria
23. Tom Ford
24. Eminem
25. Ben Affleck
26. Tom Brady
27. Andy Rubin
28. Drake
29. Zach Galianakis
30. Isaiah Mustafa (Old Spice dude)
31. Mark Carney
32. Dana White
33. Justin Timberlake
34. Mark Webber
35. Landon Donovan
36. Hugh Jackman
37. Sidney Crosby
38. Marc Jacobs
39. David Letterman
40. Christopher Nolan
41. Jonathan Franzen
42. Henry Blodget
43. Leonardo Dicaprio
44. Win Butler (Arcade Fire)
45. Kobe Bryant
46. Julian Assange
47. Sean Penn
48. Steve Slater
49. Russell Brand

Now in its fifth year, the Top 49 Most Influential Men challenges AskMen’s 16 million monthly readers to determine which male figures have made the biggest impact, and ultimately, shaped what it means to be a modern man in 2010.

Are you a bit shock that Jon Stewart came out on top?

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