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A Beirut blogger posted Monday a list of 13 Lebanese who made it big in 2014, naming; a child genius, a celebrity barrister, a scandal on skis, internationally renowned innovators, up-and-coming musical breakthroughs, a graffiti maestro, an assaulted civil servant and a minister doing his job.Elie Fares, The Lebanese blogger behind the renowned "A Separate State of Mind" website told The Daily Star that he had not arranged the list in any particular order, noting that the most influential figure of 2014 is subjective.Fares noted that his top 13 Lebanese list includes a delicate balance of Lebanese actors who were influential on both a local and international scale.According to the blogger, the most influential Lebanese on an international scale would be the three Lebanese named by MIT.Fares's list did not side-line Lebanon's brilliant women, as he included Beirut-based engineer and entrepreneur Hind Hobeika, London-based composer Bushra El-Turk and art historian Bahia Sheha who were featured as part of the BBC's 100 Women of 2014, a list of inspiring figures from around the world.
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