Notable Names: The 100 Most Influential People Of 2023 - LA Lives

The annual listicle of the 100 most influential people in the world has just been released.

Every year, the American news magazine Time compiles a list of public figures called the Time 100. These individuals usually have transformed the world in one way or another.

Some already have global recognition, such as presidents and celebrities. But Time also tries to introduce people who have not yet been widely heard of in the public.

The final list is decided by the editors, after considering nominations from Time 100 alumni and the magazine’s writing staff.

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Since 2021, the list has been distributed into six categories: Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders and Innovators.

The 2023 List

This year’s list includes a record number of 16 climate leaders. These include Anthony Albanese, Gustavo Petro, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Robin Zeng and more.

Several athletes such as Patrick Mahomes II, Lionel Messi, Brittney Griner, Iga Swiatek, Kylian Mbappé, and Mikaela Shiffrin have also made the list.

Sisters and competitive swimmers Sara and Yusra Mardini were nominated by Cate Blanchett, who also penned their write-up.

Celebrities are often aplenty in the influential list, be it through their craft or their advocacies.

This year’s list welcomes actors such as Jennifer Coolidge, Michael B. Jordan, Austin Butler, Aubrey Plaza, Salma Hayek Pinault, Colin Farrell, Zoe Saldaña, Ke Huy Quan, and Pedro Pascal.

Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan is the only person in the list who was voted by readers, after winning the poll.

Angela Bassett and Beyoncé are listed under Titans while Doja Cat and Bella Hadid are named Pioneers. They are among the 50 women featured in the list.

Joe Biden made it in the list for the sixth time, which is more than any other individual this year. Other people who have been featured before include Elon Musk, Janet Yellen, Messi, Beyoncé, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and Mitch McConnell.

The youngest person in this year’s list is Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek who is 21 years old. Meanwhile, American writer Judy Blume is the oldest person in the list at 85 years old.

“We are thrilled to celebrate and recognize the artists, innovators, leaders, icons, athletes, and activists whose contributions are changing the world,” said Time CEO Jessica Sibley. 

She also announced the Time 100 Summit and Gala which will take place in April in New York City. 

The gala will be hosted by Jennifer Coolidge with performances by Doja Cat and Lea Michele and honorary tributes from the members of this year’s list.

Banner image via Instagram @jennifercoolidge.

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