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Why is Rene Redzepi No 22?

With Ferran Adria’s recent decision to shutter El Bulli’s hallowed doors, the time is ripe for Rene Redzepi to assume the mantle of the world’s greatest chef. Noma, the 33-year-old Dane’s Copenhagen outpost dedicated to soil and sea, has already been named the best restaurant in the world for two consecutive years, and his latest cookbook -- a comprehensive tome of nouvelle Nordic cuisine -- has been described as one of the most important cookbooks of the decade. So what is it about this new culinary superstar’s food (besides ingredients like bulrushes, sea buckthorn and lingonberries) that makes it so unique? You’ll have to visit Noma to find out. Just don’t save your appetite: The restaurant is usually booked three months in advance.
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Why is Ashton Kutcher No 23?

Ashton Kutcher has recently been in the limelight for allegedly cheating on Demi, but he is more notable this year for his involvement in all things online, starting with Twitter and leading to his financial investments in the likes of Airbnb, Foursquare, Path, Flipboard, and Fashism. His investment decisions aren't obvious plays, and that's half the reason to take your hat off to the guy. Ditto for his acting career. When it was announced that Kutcher would replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, many wondered why the movie star -- who was just starting to find his bearings as a leading man in No Strings Attached -- would ever go back to scripted television, a medium he hadn’t revisited since That 70’s Show. Then the news broke that Kutcher’s one-year deal was worth an eye-opening $20 million. So would Kutcher have been a fool not to take the deal? Duh! Winning!
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Why is Anderson Cooper No 24?

Anderson Cooper has never been one to shy away from covering a dangerous story, so it was no surprise to see the CNN anchor in the heart of Tahrir Square in Cairo, covering the chaos of the spring revolution that would eventually topple Hosni Mubarak. Cooper was punched in the head 10 times by protesters but made it out of the country avoiding serious injury. It’s a good thing too, because the host of Anderson Cooper 360 (which just took over CNN’s coveted 8 p.m. time slot) recently launched his new syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson. Despite mixed reviews on its first day, the show has since picked up speed -- and viewers. During a year in which the media's lack of ethics was at the forefront of the news, it's more clear than ever that Cooper is one of the most important voices of the 21st century.  
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Why is Ai Weiwei No 25?

It’s hard to believe that stories like the provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s still unfold in a world where free speech is almost as essential a right as breathing. Ai, also a filmmaker and architect (he helped design Beijing’s iconic Bird Nest Stadium), has long been critical of China’s Communist regime, accusing it of corruption and human rights abuse. Ai was perceived as such a threat that this year his studio was demolished, and he himself was detained in April after trying to board a plane to Hong Kong. Ai spent three months in a cell, surrounded by two guards 24 hours a day, and was released after three months of what he referred to as “mental torture.” The Chinese government’s dismissive claim that Ai was detained for economic crimes proves that its Stalin-esque crackdown on anti-government dissent is alive and well. Ai’s refusal to be silenced proves that so is the Chinese spirit.
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Why is Jean-Claude Trichet No 26?

This year it was Dominique Strauss-Kahn who was the most talked about French financial policy-maker, but for all the wrong reasons. Though less known ‘round these parts, his counterpart Jean-Claude Trichet has been significantly influential. When his term as president of the European Central Bank ends this month, Trichet will be remembered as a thoughtful leader who helped usher the bank to major prominence after the global financial collapse in 2008. Still, Europe is facing another potentially damaging sovereign debt crisis, this time with both Italy and Spain under threat. Like any legacy, Trichet’s will be conflicted. But one thing’s for certain: His successor, Italian Mario Draghi, certainly has his hands full.
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Why is Mark Zuckerberg No 27?

One of the defining moments of Mark Zuckerberg’s time as Facebook’s CEO and founder came this year when he appeared alongside his on-screen alter ego, Jesse Eisenberg, on a January episode of SNL. Though he still seemed somewhat uncomfortable, the winking appearance helped soften the blow of The Social Network, David Fincher’s modern masterpiece that portrayed Zuckerberg as a sociopath, an egomaniac and, above all, a really horrible friend. But it didn’t stop Zucks from growing Facebook into the greatest unifier the world has ever seen (just look at the revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya). The past few months have also seen the birth of new Facebook features, such as the Timeline, the real-time ticker and the ability to watch TV and movies, listen to music and read news with your friends.
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Why is Chris Hemsworth No 28?

Much has been made of the rise of the nerd in Hollywood. You know, Jesse Eisenberg, Anton Yelchin and the like. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for the classic Hollywood hunk, and none has a brighter future than the blond-haired, blue-eyed Chris Hemsworth, whose breakout role in this summer’s superhero-from-space epic Thor solidified his spot as one of Hollywood’s hottest young actors. With The Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman on the way, it seemed Hemsworth was shaping up to be another Jason Statham. Then he signed on to star in Oscar-winner Ron Howard's Formula 1 movie, Rush, in 2013. Hemsworth might just be the next Brad Pitt after all.
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