Time: Angry Birds Creator One of World's Most Influential People

Time Magazine has placed Peter Vesterbacka, developer of the smartphone game sensation Angry Birds, seventh on its annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

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Vesterbacka heads Rovio, the company that created the unceasingly popular Angry Birds.

On the Time Magazine list, he comes in straight after Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.

Vesterbacka is listed higher among the top ten than the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the founder of the whistleblowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange.