TIME Reveals 100 Most Influential People

time 100 most influential peopleTIME reveals the 2018 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue has six worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME 100: Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Roger Federer, Tarana Burke, Satya Nadella, and Tiffany Haddish.

The TIME 100 features often-surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The fifteenth annual list includes: Steven Spielberg on Greta Gerwig, Barack Obama on the Parkland students, Adele on Rihanna, Jamie Dimon on Jeff Bezos, Lee Daniels on Jesmyn Ward, Elton John on Prince Harry, Priyanka Chopra on Meghan Markle, Lynda Carter on Gal Gadot, Cyndi Lauper on Kesha, Sheryl Sandberg on Jacinda Ardern, James Corden on Sonia Friedman, Michael Bloomberg on Sadiq Khan, Eddy Cue on Kevin Durant, Emeril Lagasse on José Andrés, Cecile Richards on Nancy Pelosi, and more.

See the 2018 TIME 100 full list, tributes, videos and photos:

See all six covers, featuring portraits by photographer Peter Hapak for TIME:

This year, the TIME 100 list comes with a soundtrack. Throughout the issue, readers will learn what inspires the world’s most influential people—and will also find even more of their musical inspirations on a special Spotify playlist. Listen at

“The TIME 100, always a reflection of its moment, looks quite different than in the past,” notes TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal, citing as one example the record 45 people on this year’s list who are under 40. “Influence increasingly knows no single zip code and no minimum age,” he adds, “and a common theme in the tributes is how much we can learn from [the young].”

The list features U.S. President Donald Trump, and other U.S. political figures including Nancy Pelosi, Scott Pruitt, Jeff Sessions, Robert Mueller, Maxine Waters and more.

Other writers include Barack Obama, Anne Hathaway, Bill Gates, Selena Gomez, Cher, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Newt Gingrich, Chris Pratt, Laurene Powell Jobs, Joe Manchin, Jill Soloway, Rosie O’Donnell, Eli Broad, Marc Benioff, John Mayer, Kerry Washington, Christine Todd Whitman, Dick Durbin, Steve Case and more.

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