Simpson was named philosopher of the decade for teaching "a generation how to take on the challenge of modern fatherhood and win -- although not always with honor," the magazine said.
Albarn was named the decade's top musician while the top activist was musician and Live Aid/Live 8 founder Bob Geldof.
Jonathon Ive, creator of the iPod, was named the top visionary of the decade, while Britian's TV chef Jamie Oliver was No. 1 cook.
The magazine said its list is compiled of people who used their talents to change the world and made solid contributions that will be remembered "rather than temporary fame."
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