OCCUPATION: Sony BMG executive, American Idol judge
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: Figurehead for America's most popular television show that draws an average of 32 million viewers a weekalmost 50% more than the next highest-rated show.
CON: Has publicly expressed bitterness at former Idolers Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson for not giving him enough credit for their career successes.