By: Timothy Huang and Y.F. Low
As of March 23, Tsai was ranked within the top 30, garnering 1.2 percent of the votes in an online poll by readers of the magazine, tied with American singer Beyoncé and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Tsai was ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (1.1 percent), U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (1 percent), Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook (1 percent) and U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (0.9 percent).
Leading the poll was Bernie Sanders, another Democratic presidential candidate, who has gained 4.3 percent of the votes.
Myanmar’s democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi (2.8 percent), South Koren boy band Big Bang (2.1 percent), U.S. President Barack Obama (2 percent) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (1.9 percent) rounded out the top five. [FULL STORY]