For Discussion: TIME Names Rihanna Higher Than President Barack Obama On Their 100 Most Influential People In The World List

- By Bossip Staff

Poor BeyBey was robbed! She didn’t even make the list.

Rihanna Named To TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World List

Well it happened. TIME put Rihanna 8th on their list of the 100 most influential people in the WORLD! A lot of folks are already up in arms over one of the worst “role models” in entertainment being named so high on the “Most Influential List” especially because she’s collaborated with Chris Brown twice since getting beaten bloody, isn’t shy about shedding her clothes and is open about her use (or abuse, depending on who you’re asking) of substances (kush and alcohol).

Here’s an excerpt from the story Stella McCartney penned for TIME about RihRih:

I can’t remember when Rihanna and I first met, but I think it was near a dance floor and one of her tracks was playing. The thing I remember was her being a normal person, not what you’d expect of a young woman about to take over the world. She’s one of the coolest, hottest, most talented, most liked, most listened to, most followed, most impressive artists at work today, but she does it in her own stride. She works hard, very hard. She gives to her fans, friends and foundation not just herself but her energy and spirit.

Rihanna, 24, goes out of her way to support the people she believes in. She is one of the few people I know in that world of fame and celebrity who aren’t all about themselves. She’ll give a real part of herself to an ordinary person she may meet, and that’s rare.

She’s definitely given us a lot of her “spirit” if that’s what you want to call it.

In any case we wanted to hear your thoughts about whether RihRih should have been placed so high on an “Influencer” list (above Barack Obama, Chelsea Handler and Hillary Clinton).

We can think of a lot of other folks we’d have preferred to see on this list — Solange, Oprah, Shonda Rhimes are just a few who come to mind. Do you think Rihanna deserves to be on the list? Why or why not???

Here’s the full list:

Jeremy Lin
Christian Marclay
Viola Davis
Salman Khan
Tim Tebow
E.L. James
Louis CK
Marco Rubio
Ali Ferzat
René Redzepi
Kristen Wiig
Anthony Kennedy
Novak Djokovic
Ben Rattray
Jessica Chastain
Yani Tseng
Raphael Saadiq
Elinor Ostrom
Samira Ibrahim
José Andrés
Ann Patchett
Dulce Matuz
Henrik Schärfe
Freeman Hrabowski
Maryam Durani
Manal al-Sharif
Anjali Gopalan
Rached Ghannouchi
Barbara Van Dahlen
Ron Fouchier
Donald Sadoway
Hans Rosling
Asghar Farhadi
Sarah Burton
Pete Cashmore
Cami Anderson
Ali Babacan and Ahmet Davutoglu
Ai-jen Poo
Marc Andreessen
Preet Bharara
Robert Grant
Andrew Lo
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Alexei Navalny
Ray Dalio
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani
Chelsea Handler
Harvey Weinstein
Chen Lihua
Warren Buffett
Alice Walton
Harold Hamm
Sheryl Sandberg
Sara Blakely
Tim Cook
Eike Batista
Daniel Ek
Virginia Rometty
Barack Obama
Goodluck Jonathan
Xi Jinping
Fatou Bensouda
Christine Lagarde
Mario Draghi
U Thein Sein
Ayatullah Ali Khamenei
Mitt Romney
Juan Manuel Santos
Timothy Dolan
Portia Simpson Miller
Mario Monti
Wang Yang
Maria das Graças Silva Foster
Andrew Cuomo
Iftikhar Chaudhry
Mamata Banerjee
Walter Isaacson
Ron Paul
Benjamin Netanyahu
Dilma Rousseff
Erik Martin
Cecile Richards
Angela Merkel
Lionel Messi
Tilda Swinton
Hillary Clinton
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Pippa Middleton
Matt Lauer
Oscar Pistorius
Claire Danes
Stephen Colbert

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