Oprah not among Time’s Influential People

2012-04-20 07:23

Los Angeles – Talkshow host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been on Time’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World every year the magazine has published the list... until now.

After being included by Time for nine years, more times than any other person, Winfrey is missing from the just-released 2012 list.

In the past year, she ended her syndicated daytime talk show, Oprah, pulled the plug on Rosie O’Donnell’s OWN show and announced layoffs as OWN struggles for ratings.

Among those who snagged spots on the list for the first time are Claire Danes, Mitt Romney, Tim Tebow, Louis CK, Kristen Wiig, Jeremy Lin, Matt Lauer and The Help stars Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis.

Besides Winfrey, other people who have made multiple appearances on the Time list include US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (both seven times), the late Apple founder Steve Jobs (five times) and former US president Bill Clinton (four times).

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