What do Tim Tebow, President Barack Obama and Warren Buffet all have in common? They all were listed among the 100 most influential people in the world, according to Time magazine.
Time provided its annual list this week, which had a mix of politicians, country leaders, athletes, entertainers and others. The New York Jets’ No. 2 quarterback made the cut, further confirming his immense popularity.
Here is what the magazine said about Tebow:
"But it is the qualities that Tim, 24, embodies in his life off the field that truly set him apart. He is unashamed of his convictions and faith, and he lives a life that consistently reflects his values, day in and day out. Through his foundation, he constantly reaches out to people and communities in need of hope. He realizes what he has been blessed with and seeks to help those who are worse off. As athletes, we pour our hearts into winning games. Tim is a reminder that life is about much more than that."
Tebow caused a media firestorm this offseason when the Jets acquired him in trade with the Denver Broncos. Tebow's popularity and media attention will only grow in the biggest media market in the United States.
Other athletes who made the list include New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and tennis star Novak Djokovic.