OCCUPATION: Constitutional monarch
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 2
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Oversaw Thailand's transition to democracy and is hugely popular in his country, where he is revered as a virtual god. Is the longest-serving monarch in the world.
CON: Not well known outside Thailand, but inside Thailand it remains a crime to insult or merely criticize him in any way, though in a 2005 speech the King announced that he was not above criticism and asked for citizen feedback.
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