20 September 2010

Vegans top Vanity Fair's list of most influential people

Vegans take over the world! Well, almost....

This month Vanity Fair released its top 100 most influential people list, and this year not only did a vegan land in the top spot, but three other vegans/vegetarians were close behind in the top ten.

Mark Zuckerberg, the vegan 26-year-old co-founder and CEO of Facebook, tops the list. Next month a highly critical movie of the Harvard drop out will be released in theaters. [Editor's note: Mark Zuckerberg has been reported by many publications to be a vegan. On the flip side, after some additional research it appears that the social media giant likes to dine on hot dogs, bacon, and sushi—definitely not vegan.]

Apple’s Chief Executive, Steve Jobs came in second. Jobs is a pancreatic cancer survivor and turned to a vegan diet about 5 years ago. However, there are reports that Jobs may have added fish to his diet.

Twitter co-founder and vegan Biz Stone ranks number ten on the list. Stone is also a supporter of animal welfare as well as other social causes and uses twitter as a platform for those causes. Stone’s partner, Evan Williams, also number ten on the list, has identified himself as a vegetarian.

The meat donning Lady Gaga comes in at number 23 on the list. If she swaps the sirloin for seitan she might be top dog next year!

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Robin Lawless | Robin's Facebook
Robin lives in NYC with her cat Maggie where she follows a vegetarian lifestyle, practices yoga, and volunteers at Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

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