Apr 19, 2012

Jonathan Celebrates Making Time’s List Of 100 ‘Most Influential People In The World’

Other world leaders and individuals who made the list are: US President Barrack Obama; U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton; hacking group, Anonymous; American billionaire, Warren Buffet; President of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Khamenei; Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Also on the list are Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff; new North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un; Syrian President Bashar Assad; American Republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul; pop star, Rihanna; fashion designer, Sarah Burton; and Chinese heir apparent, Xi Jinping.
Below is what was written about him:
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan exemplifies the African political renaissance at a time when the people of the continent are starting to reap the fruit of their resources and their hard work. President Jonathan, 54, possesses the qualities needed at this moment of great challenges, having come to power at a crucial moment in the history of Nigeria. The country has grown out of its past of corruption, mismanagement and brutality, but the foundation of good governance is still fragile.
In two short years, President Jonathan has shown the same dexterity he demonstrated as governor of Bayelsa, the same ability to find the remedies to the many complexities of running a nascent democracy. He has spearheaded the fight against corruption and turned Nigeria into an example of good governance. He has also made a significant impact on consolidating peace and security in West Africa. From the onset of our own crisis, Liberia has benefitted from the support of Nigeria. President Jonathan not only upheld the trend but added to it. With leaders like President Jonathan, Africa is sure to move toward prosperity, freedom and dignity for all of its people.
“Celebrities” who made the cut include:
Chelsea Handler
Claire Danes
Kate Middleton
Pippa Middleton
Kristen Wiig
Louis C.K.
Matt Lauer
Stephen Colbert
Viola Davis
E.L. James
Harvey Weinstein
Jessica Chastain
Tilda Swinton
A number of celebs also contributed written pieces:
Angelina Jolie on filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Stella McCartney on Rihanna
Ashton Kutcher on Spotify CEO Daniel Ek
Pink on Adele
Howard Stern on Matt Lauer
Johnny Depp on Harvey Weinstein
Kathy Griffin on Chelsea Handler
Alyssa Milano on Mashable CEO Peter Cashmore
Elton John on singer Raphael Saadiq
Sarah Jessica Parker on designer Sarah Burton