TIME magazine has released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and celebrated it with the TIME100 gala in New York. The list includes names such as Jennifer Coolidge, Doja Cat, Bob Iger, Salman Rushdie, and Michael B. Jordan. The list is divided into six categories: artists, icons, pioneers, leaders, titans, and innovators. Each profile has been written by guest contributors. Although 100 names were promised, only 96 have been announced. The remaining four names are expected to be announced at the TIME Summit on April 25 or at the TIME100 gala on April 26.
This year, the list includes a record 16 climate leaders, including Anthony Albanese, Gustavo Petro, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, and Robin Zeng. Athletes also make the list, including Patrick Mahomes II, Lionel Messi, Brittney Griner, Iga Swiatek, Kylian Mbappé, and Mikaela Shiffrin. This year’s list also features 50 women, including Jennifer Coolidge, Beyoncé, Laurene Powell Jobs, Karen Lynch, Kate Orff, Colleen Hoover, Brittney Griner, Oleksandra Matviichuk, Cindy McCain, Sarah Kate Ellis, Angela Bassett, Bella Hadid, and others.
Joe Biden is on the list for the sixth time, more than anyone else on this year’s list. Also repeating are Elon Musk (5), Janet Yellen (4), Lionel Messi (3), Beyoncé (3), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (3), and Mitch McConnell (3). Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek, 21, is the youngest person on this year’s list, while American writer Judy Blume, 85, is the oldest person on the list. The TIME100 gala featured an introduction by Jennifer Coolidge and performances by Doja Cat and Lea Michele, as well as honorary tributes from this year’s list members.
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