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Gwyneth Paltrow is overrated, says GQ

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The 25 least influential people

Is Gwyneth Paltrow overrated? GQ puts the actress/singer/cookbook author at the top of their list, along with January Jones and Barack Obama.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has proven she can act, sing and write a cookbook, however GQ still puts her at their top of their list of The 25 Least Influential People Alive.

"For every Steve Jobs and every Warren Buffett, there's an equal and opposite nitwit who spent 2011 devouring attention and contributing nothing to productive society," GQ's Drew Magary writes. "We salute the great artisans of utter uselessness with the one celebratory year-end list you don't want to be on."

The list features politicians, (Tim Pawlenty and Barack Obama), reality stars (Tia and Tamera Mowry) and even Royal Wedding attendees (Princess Beatrice).

Paltrow comes in at number sixteen for what many feel is her "better-than-thou" attitude on her GOOP website, in which she gives advice on her favorite places and high-end products. GQ sums up her attitude with a quote from her cookbook: "We've got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden — a luxury, I know, but it's one of the best investments I've ever made."

Check out the top 25 below and share your thoughts, including the noticeable absence of Kim Kardashian:

  1. Politician Tim Pawlenty
  2. Princess Beatrice
  3. Ed Schultz (The Ed Show)
  4. Tia and Tamera Mowry
  5. Team Spider-Man (Bono, The Edge and Julie Taymor)
  6. Hank Williams Jr.
  7. "Tiger Mother" Amy Chua
  8. Steve Williams (Tiger Wood's former caddie)
  9. Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak
  10. January Jones
  11. Harold Camping
  12. Paul Reiser
  13. Jeff Ashton (Casey Anthony trial)
  14. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  15. Leo Apotheker (former CEO of Hewlett-Packard)
  16. Gwyneth Paltrow
  17. Newsweek's Tina Brown
  18. Tila Tequila
  19. Dr. Marcus Bachmann
  20. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  21. New York Mets player Bobby Bonilla
  22. Pitbull
  23. Harrison Ford
  24. John Boehner
  25. Barack Obama

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