Out Magazine has just revealed their “Power List” of 65 of the most powerful and influential gays. The list is prefaced by the following intro: “How to measure a person’s power? In a world in which we have inexpensive tools to reach billions, it may seem that the globe truly is flat, and we’re all on an even playing field. But a few exemplary individuals manage to influence the way others live — either through their public personas, politics, or wealth — and affect cultural and social attitudes.”
As you’d expect there are names that people feel should have been included on the list and others that perhaps should have bene left out. Given away by the picture above, Anderson Cooper is on the list, even though he isn’t even out. I’m not so sure how I feel about that. Also, Adam Lambert isn’t on the list at all which I thought was kind of surprising.
Check out the list below to find out who is in the Top 10. I’ve included the link to all 65 names below as well.
10. Andy Cohen
TV Personality/Impresario, 44
9. Shepard Smith
News Anchor, 48
8. Barry Diller
Chairman, IAC, 70
7. Rich Ross
Former Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, 49
6. Anderson Cooper
Journalist/News Anchor/Talk-Show Host, 44
5. Rachel Maddow
TV Host/Political Commentator, 39
4. Ryan Murphy
3. Peter Thiel
Venture Capitalist/Hedge Fund Manager, 44
2. Ellen Degeneres
Spokesperson/Talk-Show Host/Producer, 54
1. Tim Cook
CEO, Apple, 51
To check out the full list of 65, go to Out Magazine’s website here.