Time magazine annual list of 100 most influential people in the world accords recognition to “people whose ideas, example, talent and discoveries transform the world we live in.”
Time unveiled its list on Wednesday Sept 15, honoring personalities such as Dolly Parton, Tracee Ellis Ross, Steven Yeun and Daniel Kaluuya. The list places individuals in five categories: Titans, Pioneers, Artist, Leaders and Innovators.
Also, the outlet released its seven worldwide covers which feature Director-General of World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala; Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, gymnast Simone Niles, singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, actor Kate Winslet, CEO of Nvidia, Jensen Huang and writer Cathy Park Hong.
The newly engaged Britney Spears who has been making headlines amid her conservatorship battle made the list.
Another person who made the cut was Simone Biles, the most decorated active gymnast in the world and a survivor of sexual abuse. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Bikes drew reactions when she announced she was withdrawing from the team final and individual all-around competition “to do what’s right for me and focus on my mental health.”
Other personalities who made the list amongst a few are President Joe Boden; Vice President Kamala Harris, former US president Donald Trump, Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar, Prime Minister Narndra Modi, CEO Tesla, Elon Musk; Naomi Osaka, Miami Aung, John Nkengaseng, Scarlett Johansson, Sheikh Jarrah’s El-Kurd Twins, Jada Pinkett and Willow Smith.