Vanity Fair Oh So Charitably Tosses Lloyd Blankfein A Bone

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Vanity Fair is out with its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Last year, Lloyd Blankfein was named numba 1 stunna. This year, something interesting happened wherein he clocked in at dead last. One can't help but feel as though VF is trying to send a message here. Well guess what, ladies? LCB doesn't need your mocking pity. Maybe next year, he starts his own list. Also of interest to note in the way off disses is that missing from the list are Maria Bartiromo and Erin Burnett, who last year were deemed the 69th most influential, a position they shared, in addition to the Dollar Dominatrix, who was 86 and David Einhorn, who was 87. For the second year in a row, Steve Cohen and Ben Bernanke were left off because really, what have those guys ever done? Here's who did get named:

11 Warren Buffett (4)

15 Larry Fink (6)

23 Lady Gaga

30 Jamie Dimon (9)

54 Gretchen Morgenson (with the note that: After being roughed up in one of Morgenson’s blistering accounts of A.I.G.’s demise (some of which she co-wrote with Louise Story), Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein compared the experience to being “waterboarded.”)

58 Jay-Z

69 Bill Gross

76 David Tepper

98 WANG CHUANFU (WB's boy and possible successor)

100 Lloyd Blankfein (1)

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