AskMen Reveals Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2009

October 6, 2009 By:
AskMen Reveals Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2009 just revealed its highly anticipated 4th annual reader-voted list of the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2009!

The list assembles a diverse collection of men from around the world and from a variety of industries including entertainment, politics, technology, and sports.

All the honorees had a direct effect on the way men see the world, and notably in 2009, many reflect classic values that are most meaningful to the male identity today.

“In a turbulent 2009, men are seeking the stability of tradition in the masculine qualities that they imagine their fathers and grandfathers to have had,” says James Bassil, Editor-in-Chief of

“The character of Don Draper brings all these traits together, and in doing so speaks directly to the modern man. He’s a man whose time has come.”

The top 49 most influential men in order are:

1 Don Draper
2 Usain Bolt
3 Barack Obama
4 Mark Zuckerberg
5 Simon Cowell
6 Michael Jackson
7 Steve Jobs
8 Roger Federer
9 Peyton Manning
10 Dana White
11 Jay-Z
12 Tom Ford
13 Jon Stewart
14 Jack Dorsey
15 Quentin Tarantino
16 Conan O'Brien
17 Ashton Kutcher
18 Gary Vaynerchuk
19 Ryan Seacrest
20 George Clooney
21 Brad Pitt
22 Lionel Messi
23 Chesley Sullenberger
24 Manny Pacquaio
25 Mark Ronson
26 Kanye West
27 Seth MacFarlane
28 Cristiano Ronaldo
29 Harvey Levin
30 Tiger Woods
31 Shepard Smith
32 Hugh Jackman
33 Kobe Bryant
34 Sidney Crosby
35 Andy Roddick
36 Georges St. Pierre
37 Chris Martin
38 Bear Grylls
39 James Cameron
40 Jeff Bezos
41 Andre Balazs
42 LeBron James
43 Dwayne Wade
44 Robert Pattinson
45 Italo Zucchelli
46 Mario Batali
47 Santiago Calatrava
48 Jenson Button
49 Lance Armstrong