Jon Stewart voted "most influential man"

Los Angeles: Jon Stewart has been voted the "most influential man" in a poll conducted by a website.

The "Daily Show" host topped the list of 49 prominent men from politics, sports, entertainment, technology and philanthropy, which was voted on by more than half a million AskMen readers along with the site`s staff.

Rounding out the top five were Microsoft`s Bill Gates, Facebook`s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple`s Steve Jobs and Kanye West.

AskMen claims that "Daily Show" is "our youths` most trusted source of information and its host the most trusted man in America."

Stewart is expecting more than 100,000 Americans at his Rally to Restore Sanity, which is set for Saturday in Washington D.C. A satellite rally also will take place in Los Angeles.

Stewart`s fellow Comedy Central late-night host, Stephen Colbert, came in at No. 11.

President Obama landed at No. 21, one rank below "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner and just a notch above chef Ferran Adria. Conan O`Brien was listed at No. 12, 27 spots above his late-night compatriot David Letterman.

Other notables included James Franco (No. 7), Jay-Z (No. 13), George Clooney (No. 18), designer-turned-director Tom Ford (No. 23), Eminem (No. 24), Ben Affleck (No. 25), Zach Galifianakis (No. 29), Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa (No. 30), Justin Timberlake (No. 33), Hugh Jackman (No. 36), Christopher Nolan (No. 40), Leonardo DiCaprio (No. 43), former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater (No. 48) and comedian Russell Brand (No. 49).

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