Watkins Review just posted this list of the 100 most spiritually influential (living) people. In the same breath, they question the need for such lists. Ironic.
Several factors went into deciding who should go on the list, but the most important three were:
The person has to be alive.
The person has to have made a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale.
The person is frequently googled, appears in Nielsen Data, and highlighted in throughout the blogosphere. It’s interesting to think about the amount of times that a person is googled; in a sense, being googled is a form of digital voting, and illustrates just how often someone is being sought out.