35. Edison Chen
Who And Why: Actor, musician, entrepreneur, founder and owner, CLOT
Years Of Influence: 2000-present
Edison has been able to use his position and leverage to sort of become an ambassador for companies that want to enter the mysterious, complex Far East market. And economically, a lot of people are starting to see China as the global powerhouse, so he definitely deserves to be on this list for turning into a gatekeeper for that future global leader. In turns of sneaker culture, I just see him as being a player for a long time.