Time named one hundred most influential people of 2021
Time magazine has published a list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to the edition for 2021.
The 100 influential people are divided into categories – “Titans,” “Innovators,” “Art Workers,” “Leaders,” “Inventors,” and “Idols. Members of the list are not ranked.
Among this year’s “Leaders” are WTO head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, Italian and Israeli prime ministers Mario Draghi and Naftali Bennett, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Rochelle Valensky, El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele and acting Afghan Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. For the second year in a row, China’s head Xi Jinping, former U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. President Joe Biden, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the list in this category.
“Time calls Apple CEO Tim Cook, four-time Olympic gymnastics champion American Simone Biles, the most titled U.S. track and field athlete Allison Felix and others “Titans.
Singer Billy Eilish, George Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump, International Energy Agency (IEA) head Fatih Birol, and Kenyan Goldman Prize-winning activist Phyllis Omido, among others, are in the “Innovators” category.
Among the “Artists,” the magazine names, among others, actors Omar Sy, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet, and the first Asian woman to win the Oscar for Best Director, Chloe Zhao.
Among the “Idols” are British Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, tennis player Naomi Osaka, singer Britney Spears and others. In the same category, the American magazine also included the only Russian on the entire list, Alexei Navalny, who is serving time for embezzling funds from Yves Rocher.
The “Inventors” category included SpaceX founder Ilon Musk, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, General Motors Company CEO Mary Barra and others.