“To qualify for the Details Power 50, a man must be 42 or under and, yes, must exert massive sway over how the world operates.”
There are certainly some questionable names in Details list of the 50 most powerful men under 40, such as studly Nick Lachey, whose “power” seems to derive from his break-up with Jessica Simpson: “He appeared on the cover of People 5 times, US Weekly 10 times, and Star no less than 13 times in the past year.”
“Reichen Lehmkuhl was the catalyst for the biggest outing since Ellen. Last summer, the Amazing Race contestant was out; his best buddy, the former ’N Sync singer Lance Bass, wasn’t. The blogs were abuzz and the New York Daily News wondered why Bass was borrowing Lehmkuhl’s T-shirt. Bass finally scratched the itch in July with a People magazine cover: I’M GAY. Lehmkuhl’s lesson? The Gay Rumor remains the entertainment world’s most potent weapon.”
Lehmkuhl was listed ahead of all noted above, plus JJ Abrams, J Allard, J. Joseph Kim (developer of the new AIDS drug Pictovir), Chris DeWolfe and Thomas Anderson (CEO and President of MySpace), Jay-Z, Sergey Brin and Larry Page (the Google founders), Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia).
The Power 50 [details]