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Wiggo is UK's most influential man

Wiggo is UK's most influential man

Wiggo is UK's most influential man
09 October 2012

The £4000 in unmarked, non-sequential bills we slipped for the third year running still didn't secure us a place in their annual Most Influential list.

Top spot this year went to cycling's Bradley Wiggins. Not only did he become the first ever British man to win the Tour de France in 109 years, he also managed to bag yet another gold medal at the Olympics.

Over 10,000 men aged 18-40 were asked to choose the chap they felt was the most influential over the last 12 months, taking into account their achievements, profile and status.

Unsurprisingly, the list of 49 men featured many of the UK's sporting heroes such as Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Sir Chris Hoy, with Wiggins beating Apple guru Sir Jonathan Ive to the top spot.

The PM went up 16 places to spot 33 but was thrashed by Boris who came in at a respectable 8th (the zip line bagged him that one). This year's shock entry was not one man but five of them in the form of boy band One Direction.

The list in full:

1. Bradley Wiggins

2. Sir Jonathan Ive

3. Ben Drew

4. Daniel Craig

5. Prince Harry

6. Andy Murray

7. Christopher Bailey

8. Boris Johnson

9. Mo Farah

10. Peter Higgs

11. Oscar Pistorius

12. Jack Dorsey

13. Seb Coe

14. Barack Obama

15. Usain Bolt

16. Mark Zuckerberg

17. Danny Boyle

18. Frank Ocean

19. Tom Ford

20. Nick Grimshaw

21. Michael Fassbender

22. Damien Lewis

23. Gary Neville

24. Jose Mourinho

25. Ryan Gosling

26. Christopher Nolan

27. Richard Whitehead

28. Sir Chris Hoy

29. Skrillex

30. Mario Ballotelli

31. One Direction

32. Piers Morgan

33. David Cameron

34. Michael Phelps

35. Prince William

36. Lord Alan Sugar

37. Lionel Messi

38. Kickstarter Founders

39. Rory McIlroy

40. Charlie Brooker

41. Gary Lineker

42. Cristiano Ronaldo

43. Benedict Cumberbatch

44. Alex Turner

45. Ban Ki-Moon

46. Armando Ianucci

47. Tom Daley

48. Andrew Garfield

49. David Beckham