Kanye West Voted More Influential than President Obama

How could Kanye West top last year's Taylor Swift VMA debacle? By accusing her of not standing up for him after the incident (yes, you read that right), and getting into an awkward on-air argument with Matt Lauer on the "Today" show. He also released a hit album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which some critics are calling the best of the year. SPECIAL SECTION: Year in Review 2010
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Kanye West attends the "Runaway" premiere on Oct. 21, 2010 in New York City. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) Looks as if Kanye West's attention-grabbing ways have paid off. The outspoken rapper has been voted the fifth most influential man of 2010 in AskMen's annual web-based poll.

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The 33-year-old Grammy-winning hip-hop star fell behind Microsoft's Bill Gates (No. 2), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (No. 3) and Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs (No. 4) in the Top 49 Most Influential survey, which garnered more than 500,000 votes this year.

"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, who's holding a"Rally to Restore Sanity"this weekend in Washington, D.C., nabbed the No. 1 slot.

Noticeably missing from the top of the list was President Obama. This year he ranked at No. 21, falling significantly from his No. 3 spot last year and the No. 1 position in 2008.

Also making it  onto  the list was rapper Jay-Z (No. 13), former Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater (No. 48), actor George Clooney (No. 18), newlywed and British funnyman Russell Brand (No. 49), and "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner (No. 20).

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