What constitutes an influential person? In 2022, what does it mean to be influential and does that have anything to do with being an ‘influencer,’ a term that determines the totem pole ranking on social media?
According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary definition, an influencer is: one who exerts influence : a person who inspires or guides the actions of others.
TIME has just unveiled their annual “TIME100: The World’s Most Influential People” and it includes actors, tech giants, politicians, activists, music superstars and more. The issue has five worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: actor Simu Liu, recording artist Mary J. Blige, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Prime Minister Mia Mottley and actor Zendaya.
This year, TIME teamed up with ABC once again for “TIME100: The World’s Most Influential People,” airing SUNDAY, JUNE 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Actor Simu Liu hosts the TIME100 Gala and one-hour special, which features musical performances by Mary J. Blige and Miranda Lambert, and appearances by members of the iconic list of the most influential people in the world including Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Quinta Brunson and others. Additional performers, guests and details will be shared in the coming weeks.
Do you agree with everyone on the list? They’re split up into categories: THE ARTISTS, THE INNOVATORS, THE TITANS, THE LEADERS, THE ICONS and THE PIONEERS.
Many of those on the list are celebrities including:
- Channing Tatum
- Mila Kunis
- Zoe Kravitz
- Sarah Jessica Parker
- Amanda Seyfried
- Oprah Winfrey
- Kris Jenner
- Issa Rae
Across the other categories: Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, President Joe Biden, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Letitia James, Eileen Gu, Emmett Schelling, etc.
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