PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: The Filipino prizefighter better known as "Pac-Man" stunned the boxing world in December by defeating Oscar De La Hoya. He's readying a move into politics, where his popularity should land him another knockout: Pacquiao's bouts are so heavily viewed in the Philippines, the crime rate goes down when he brawls.
CON: Fans have been vocally displeased with his decision to go into politics. And he has a lot of fans.