DemDaily: The World’s 100 Most Influential People

May 24, 2022

Yesterday, Time Magazine published its iconic annual 100 Most Influential People edition, revealing an inspiring and sometimes controversial mix of political figures, entrepreneurs, athletes, and celebrities.

The list, first published in 1999, was born from debate among American academics, politicians, and journalists about individuals who truly change the world, regardless of the consequences of their actions.

The nominations come from Time 100 alumni and the magazine's international writing staff, and the final 100 for the year is decided by Time editors.

The List
The recognized are divided into six categories: Artists, Innovators, Titans, Leaders, Icons and Pioneers. The tributes to each are written, uniquely, by colleagues and past recipients in the same category.

Artists
* Simu Liu, Chinese Canadian Actor, Author
* Andrew Garfield, English and America Actor, Producer
* Zoë Kravitz, American Actress, Singer, Model
* Sarah Jessica Parker, American Actress, Producer
* Amanda Zeyfried, American Actress, Singer, Model
* Quinta Brunson, American Writer, Producer, Comedian, Actress
* Pete Davidson, American Comedian, Actor, Writer
* Channing Tatum, American Actor, Producer
* Nathan Chen, American Figure Skater, Olympic Champion
* Mila Kunis, American Actress
* Jeremy Strong, American Actor
* Faith Ringgold, American Painter, Writer, Sculptor, Performance Artist
* Ariana Dubois, American Actress
* Jasmine Sullivan, American Singer-Songwriter
* Michael R. Jackson, American Playwright, Composer, Lyricist

Innovators
* Zendaya, American Actress, Singer
* Taika Waititi, New Zealand Filmmaker, Actor, Comedian
* Miranda Lambert, American Singer-Songwriter
* Derrick Palmer and Chris Smalls, American Labor Activists, Amazon Organizers
* Josh Wardle, Welsh Software Engineer, Wordle Founder
* Michelle Zauner, Korean-American Singer, Musician, Director, Author
* Demna, Georgian Fashion Designer
* Timnit Gebru, American Computer Scientist, Founder Black in AI
* Mike Cannon-Brookes, Australian Billionaire, Co-Founder Atlassian
* Bela Bajaria, Indian-American Businesswoman, Netflix Media Executive
* Sevgil Musaieva, Ukrainian Journalist
* Francis Kéré, Burkinabé Architect
* David Vélez, Columbian Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Nubank
* Michael Schatz, Karen Miga, Evan Eichler & Adam Phillippy, Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) Consortium Genome Scientists

Titans
* Tim Cook, Apple CEO
* Oprah Winfrey, American Talk Show Host, Producer, Actress, Author, Philanthropist
* Christine Lagarde, French Politician, Economist, Lawyer, President of the European Central Bank
* Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian Actress
* Gautam Adani, Indian Billionaire, Industrialist, Philanthropist
* Kris Jenner, American Media Personality, Socialite, Businesswoman
* Andy Jazzy, Amazon President & CEO
* Sally Rooney, Irish Author, Screenwriter
* Hwang Dong-Hyuk, South Korean Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter
* Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), American Entrepreneur, Billionaire, Investor, FTX Founder & CEO
* Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrann & Alex Morgan, US Women's National Team Soccer Stars, Equality in Sports Advocates
* Elizabeth Alexander, American Poet, Essayist, Playwright, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
* David Zaslav, Warner Bros CEO & President

Leaders
* Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
* Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine
* Ketanji Brown Jackson, First African American Woman Confirmed to the US Supreme Court
* Joe Rogan, American Podcaster, UFC Commentator, Comedian, Actor
* Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China
* Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the European Commission (EU)
* Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida
* Joe Biden, President of the United States
* Yoon Suk-yeol, President of South Korea
* Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
* Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany
* Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania
* Kevin McCarthy, US Congressman (R-CA), US House Minority Leader
* Karuna Nundy, Indian lawyer at the Supreme Court of India
* Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
* Kyrsten Sinema, US Senator from Arizona
* Gabriel Boric, President of Chile
* Khurram Parvez, Kashmiri Human Rights Activist
* Letitia James, Attorney General of New York
* Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
* Lynn Fitch, Attorney General of Mississippi
* Umar Ata Bandial, Chief Justice of Pakistan
* Sun Chunlan, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China

Icons
* Mary J. Blige
* Dmitry Muratov, Russian Journalist, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
* Issa Rae, American Actress, Writer, Producer
* Keanu Reeves, Canadian Actor
* Adele, English Singer-Songwriter
* Rafael Nadal, Spanish Professional Tennis Player
* Maya Lin, American Designer and Sculptor, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
* Jon Batiste, American Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, TV Personality
* Nadine Smith, American LGBTQ Activist, Equality Florida Executive Director
* Peng Shuai, Chinese Retired Professional Tennis Player
* Hoda Khamosh, Afghan Women's Rights Activist, Journalist, Campaigner

Pioneers
* Candace Parker, American Professional Basketball Player
* Frances Haugen, American Data Engineer, Scientist, Product Manager, Facebook Whistleblower
* Ahmir 'Questlove" Thompson, American Musician, Filmmaker, Songwriter, DJ, Record Producer, Author, Actor
* Sônia Guajajara, Brazilian Indigenous Activist, Environmentalist, Politician
* Stéphane Bancel, French Billionaire, Moderna CEO
* Emily Oster, American Economist, Parenting Books Author
* Valerie Masson-Delmotte and Panmao Zhai, Climate Scientists
* Eileen Gu, American-born, Chinese Olympic Gold Medalist in Freestyle Skiing
* Tulio de Oliveira and Sikhulile Moyo, South African Scientists who Identified the Omicron Variant
* Nan Goldin, American Photographer, Activist
* Mazen Darwish and Anwar al-Bunni, Syrian Lawyers and Activists
* Emmett Schelling, American LGBTQ Activist, Transgender Education Network of Texas Executive Director
* Cristina Villarreal Velásquez and Ana Cristina González Vélez, Colombian Sexual and Reproductive Rights Activists
* Gregory Robinson, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Program Director

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