Minecraft creator currently world’s second most-influential person in Time’s 100 poll

Friday, 12th April 2013 13:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson is currently ranked as the second most-influential person in the world in this year’s Time 100 Poll. Voting is still open if you want to throw your own hat in the ring.

The poll is currently being voted for by readers and the final list will champion the world’s most iconic figures across the arts, politics, science and other walks of life.

Notch is currently placed second behind Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and voting ends today. The final list will be published in the magazine and online April 18.

Have a look at the poll above and let us know if you think Notch deserves a spot on the final list.

Thanks Gamespot.



  1. KrazyKraut

    never understood “Time”. I mean…some time ago, Putin was “Man of the Year” too…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. redwood

    it’s a poll.. and we all know how polls work

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    @1 Man of the year isn’t positive or negative, it’s purely about who has had the most impact.

    Ayatollah Khomeini, Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and George W Bush have had that “honor” too.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. TheWulf


    You would say that after your embarrassing missteps in another comments thread. Because, oh hey, a guy who made his fortune almost exclusively on the PC is now so recognised and influential.

    The PC as a platform is so dead. Eh? Eh? Eh?


    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    @4 I think you’re confusing Man of the Year with the Times 100. Man of the Year has not ever been a poll.

    Nice try though!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Djoenz


    Probably same voters voted for EA as worst company of USA.
    I swear the pc platform has a lot of nerds behind their keyboards. Get some fresh air you guys!

    Get some sun and coochie.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. pukem0n

    and why the fuck is he influential?

    because of a video game? cmon

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Shuklar

    This poll is just another example of how pathetic our facade of a civilization really is. One amongst the billions!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Cobra951

    How exactly is the president of Egypt the world’s most influential man? That bothers me a lot more than Notch being in second place.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. roadkill

    @7 Sure because leading a team that makes an awesome game that touches millions is not important at all.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    Absurd. He’s not influential at all.

    #11 2 years ago

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