Power List 2013: ANDREW SULLIVAN
By Out.com Editors
The pushbutton political blogger and journalist called Obama our “first gay president” on the cover of Newsweek this past year, but that didn’t keep the weekly mag from folding. After 18 months writing his popular The Dish blog at the Daily Beast (owned by Barry Diller), he jumped ship to go indie once again with a potentially lucrative idea of charging a $20 subscription fee (minimum, though many paid in excess) for the privilege of reading. So far it’s proved successful, with more than $625,000 accrued and the hopes of reaching a goal of $1 million by year’s end to support him and his eight staff members.