The Celebrity: Wyclef
Why He Should Have Been Included: Regardless of what you think about his approach to it—that "shooting" that took place a couple months ago? Bizarre!—'Clef's presidency bid in Haiti and his work in the country has been noble. He does a lot of things for his native country that can't be measured simply in dollars and cents and, as Haiti continues to try to rebuild, a reminder of that from TIME would have been nice.
What He Can Do To Make Sure He Makes It Next Year: Keep on keepin' on in Haiti. Unfortunately, the media spotlight isn't shining as bright as it probably should be shining there so a lot of the work he's done and is currently doing won't get the proper recognition it deserves. But if he keeps at it, it's only a matter of time before TIME takes notice.