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World's 100 most influential people named

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A list of the most influential people in the world, according toTime magazine that is, has been revealed.

The 100 names vary from world leaders to Youtubers to activists to rappers and according to the editor Nancy Gibbs they all “have the power to make us think”.

Extremely high-profile, expected individuals like Tim Cook, President Barack Obama and Caitlyn Jenner make the list as do lesser-known individuals like Dan Carder, the engineer who exposed the Volkswagen emissions scandal of 2015.

The select six chosen to be on the front of the coveted issues areLeonardo DiCaprio, Nicki Minaj, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Christine Lagarde, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Priyanka Chopra.

The description of how each person is influential in their field of work is often written up by somebody in the same field, for example, Zuckerberg and Chan’s write-up is by fellow technology-come-humanitarian power couple Bill and Melinda Gates while Jennifer Lawrence profiles her friend Adele.

Aside from Adele, who has just been named the UK’s richest ever female musician, fellow Brits on the list include Mark Rylance,Idris Elba and Lewis Hamilton.

See the full list below

Aziz Ansari

Caitlyn Jenner

Laura Esserman and Shelley Hwang

Palmer Luckey

Sunita Narain

Roy Choi

Felix Kjellberg (a.k.a. PewDiePie)

Hope Jahren

Dan Carder

Nadia Murad

Lee Berger

Mussie Zerai

Marc Edwards and Mona Hanna-Attisha

Christiana Figueres

Alan Stern

Raj Panjabi

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Gina Rodriguez

Kathy Niakan

Kip Thorne

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Titans

Tim Cook

Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal

Yuri Milner

Mohammed bin Nayef

Katie Ledecky

Dwayne Johnson

Pope Francis

Sundar Pichai

Wang Jianlin

Kathleen Kennedy

Eli Broad

Stephen Curry

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

Artists

Kendrick Lamar

Gael García Bernal

Taraji P. Henson

Melissa McCarthy

Elena Ferrante

Riccardo Tisci

Ryan Coogler

Ariana Grande

Idris Elba

Bjarke Ingels

Oscar Isaac

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Guo Pei

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Mark Rylance

Charlize Theron

Yayoi Kusama

Priyanka Chopra

Leaders

Kim Jong Un

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Vladimir Putin

Paul Ryan

Diana Natalicio

Lori Robinson

Lester Holt

Queen Máxima

Ted Cruz

François Hollande

Darren Walker

James Comey

Raghuram Rajan

Hillary Clinton

Aung San Suu Kyi

Sergio Moro

Justin Trudeau

Xi Jinping

Barack Obama

Mauricio Macri

Jaha Dukureh

Reince Priebus

Tsai Ing-wen

Sean MacFarland

Bernie Sanders

Nikki Haley

Jin Liqun

Donald Trump

Angela Merkel

John Kerry

Christine Lagarde

Icons

Nicki Minaj

Lewis Hamilton

Usain Bolt

Marilynne Robinson

Karlie Kloss

Jordan Spieth

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Adele

Tu Youyou

Denis Mukwege

Sania Mirza

Ronda Rousey

Leonardo DiCaprio

 

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