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TIME Reveals Its Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

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Today, TIME reveals the 2019 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue has six worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME 100: Nancy Pelosi, Taylor SwiftDwayne JohnsonSandra Oh, Gayle King and Mohamed Salah.

The TIME 100 features often-surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The sixteenth annual list includes: Celine Dion on Lady Gaga, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Nancy Pelosi,Leonardo DiCaprio on Jane GoodallMichael R. Bloomberg on Bob IgerChris Christie on Donald Trump, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter on Michelle ObamaOctavia Spencer on Mahershala Ali, Kamala Harris on Christine Blasey Ford,Sadiq Khan on Jacinda ArdernRod Rosenstein on William BarrEric Ripert on Chrissy Teigen and more.

See the 2019 TIME 100 full list, tributes, videos and photos:

See all six covers, featuring portraits by photographer Pari Dukovic for TIME:

Of the 2019 TIME 100 list, TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal writes, “We all have teachers, some we know intimately, others who inspire from the page or the screen. This holds true even for the most accomplished people on earth. Our annual TIME 100 issue is filled with tributes from teachers to students; in many cases, the surprise is who is playing which role today.”

Felsenthal continues, “In many ways, these connections—forged across and among industries—are the heart of the TIME 100, which now, in its 16th year, is far more than a list. It is a community of hundreds of global leaders, many of whom support and challenge one another. And at a time when so many of our problems require cross-disciplinary solutions, they are also uniquely positioned to effect change.”


The list features U.S. President Donald Trump, and other U.S. political figures including Nancy Pelosi, Robert Mueller,William BarrAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mitchell McConnell and more.

Other writers include Robert Redford, Bill Gates, Shonda Rhimes, Bernie SandersTim TebowStacey AbramsJulianne MooreWarren BuffettSteve BannonTrevor NoahAlicia KeysMadeleine AlbrightViola DavisJordan PeelePenny Pritzker, Salman Rushdie, Janet Mock, Emma González, Alice WatersJustin Timberlake, Emma Thompson and more.

Xi Jinping is on the list for the 10th time, more than any other person on the list this year and in history. Other repeats include: Pope Francis (6), Michelle Obama (4), LeBron James (4), Nancy Pelosi (4), Donald Trump (4), Mark Zuckerberg(3), Tiger Woods (3), and Taylor Swift (3).

This year’s list features a record 48 women, including, Christine Blasey Ford, Naomi Osaka, Jacinda ArdernEmilia ClarkeMaria RessaClare Waight KellerLeana WenGlenn ClosePat McGrathJennifer HymanMichelle Obama,Regina King, dream hampton, Radhya al-Mutawakel, Yalitza Aparicio, Věra Jourová and more.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, is the youngest person on this year’s list. The oldest person on this year’s list, and in the history of the TIME 100, is painter Luchita Hurtado who is 98.

See the complete 2019 TIME 100 list:

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