Didier Drogba, Chelsea striker and national team captain of Ivory Coast, has been listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 by TIME magazine.
The list is now entering the seventh year, appreciate the activism, innovation and achievements of individuals in the world's most influential for many people around the world.
Drogba, who occupies the front cover of a magazine being sold today it has become one of the few athletes who appear in the list. Athletes who had previously displayed in this list, among others, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and former basketball star Michael Jordan.
Managing Editor of TIME magazine, Rick Stengel, explains about the list, "The TIME 100 is not a list of the most powerful man in the world, not a list of intelligent people in the world, this is a list of the most influential person for others in this world.
"They are scientists, thinkers, philosophers, leaders, icons, artists, missionaries. The people who use their ideas, their visions, and their actions to change the world and made an impact on many people," Stengel said. "The TIME 100 is not about the influence of power but power to influence. Some people just like you would find this list are influential in the traditional sense, we are also looking for people whose ideas and actions revolutionized the field of their work and changing lives," he added.
Drogba, who will be representing Ivory Coast at the World Cup in South Africa next June, appeared in a list of 100 with Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Lady Gaga and Simon Cowell.
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