Dec 26, 2008

World - Obama tops 'History Makers of 2008' list

Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has topped a new list of 'History Makers of 2008'.

Obama, who has also been named Person of the Year by TIME magazine, will be remembered as the story of 2008, reports Live Science.

The first African-American president of the United States is followed by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, who became one of the most influential people on the planet when he captained the recent 700 billion dollars government bailout of America's banks.

Third on the list is none other than Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who made big waves with her looks in 2008 as the Republican-vice presidential nominee and promises to keep shaking things up all the way through to a possible presidential run in 2012.

Olympic golden boy Michael Phelps landed the fourth spot while T. Boone Pickens rounded off the top five.

The top 5 History Makers of 2008 are:

1. Barack Obama. Henry T. Paulson. Sarah Palin. Michael Phelps. T. Boone Pickens (ANI)

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