Finger Lists are collections of people and/or organizations that don't belong to a formal group. Many of them were originally compiled by media organizations, frequently in order to rank people by power, wealth, or influence.
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Name Count Description
Time Magazine covers 2518 People featured on the US cover of Time Magazine. The year of the cover issue of Time follows the name. Those with multiple covers listed under most recent appearance.
All members of Congress since 1981 1421
The World's Billionaires - Forbes (2012) 1240 Published March 2012
The World's Billionaires - Forbes (2011) 1187 Forbes ranked more than 1,000 billonaires
Top 1000 Most Powerful in & around Dallas/Ft. Worth (2011) 1124 An independent attempt to put together a local list. Last updated in April 2011.
Fortune 1000 Companies (2008) 1000 Fortune Magazine's list of the 1000 US companies with the largest published revenue figures.
Fortune 1000 Companies (2010) 998 Fortune Magazine's list of the 1000 US companies with the largest published revenue figures.
MacArthur Foundation Fellows 892 Foundation has made "genius grants" each year since 1981. Early grants were lifetime annuities - now $625,000 over 5 years without any restriction on use. Rank is the year of award.
Obama 2008 bundlers 604
111th Congress 557
The Fellows Program at the Institute of Politics, Harvard University 547 Since 1966 The Fellows Program at the Institute of Politics has cornerstone of Institute life and the only program of its kind at Harvard University or anywhere else. The highly selective Fellows Program provides six positions each semester to elected officials, high-ranking government officials, foreign dignitaries, campaign leaders, policy makers, political journalists and other key participants in the political process. Ranking indicates the year of the fellowship.
112th Congress 544
113th Congress 544
HCIU Congressional staffers turned healthcare lobbyists 505 This is a list of ex-staffers to members of Congress who are currently lobbying on behalf of healthcare interests. This list is built and maintained by members of the Health Care Investigative Unit (HCIU).
Forbes Largest Private Companies (2007) 423 Forbes Magazine's list of large US private companies
Philanthropy 400 - America's largest charities (2009) 400 Charities ranked by fund raising totals and compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Philanthropy 400 - America's largest charities (2010) 400 Annual listing from the Chronicle of Philanthropy
Forbes 400 Richest Americans (2010) 400
World's Best Universities, Top 400 400 The U.S. News World's Best Universities 2011 rankings, based on the QS World University Rankings,
Forbes 400 Richest Americans (2008) 397 Forbes.com's list of the 400 Richest Americans