Oprah Missing From Time's Most Influential List for 1st Time

Kimberly Potts
The WrapApril 19, 2012
Oprah Missing From Time's Most Influential List for 1st Time

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 influencer, Winfrey is missing from the just-released 2012 list.

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

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

Besides Winfrey, other people who've made multiple appearances on the Time list include Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (seven times each), Steve Jobs (five times) and Bill Clinton (four times).

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