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Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People Of 2016: Famous And Unknown

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On Thursday, Time magazine revealed the 2016 edition of its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People” in the World. The list honors pioneers, world leaders, local activists, artists, athletes, scientists and moguls from around the globe, along with several U.S. presidential candidates. Other notable public figures wrote short essays for each one of the people included in the catalog.

"The people on the list, each in their own way, have lessons to teach. We can debate those lessons; we don't have to endorse them or agree with them,” Time explained. “One way or another they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke the record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what we’re capable of.”

Let’s take a look at some highlights from the list.

It’s No Longer A Man’s World

Time’s 2016 list of most influential people included 40 women. The selection ranged from U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to 19-year-old Olympic swimmer, Katie Ledecky.

Other women that made it to the top 100 were:

  • Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, recognized by her transgender-rights activism
  • Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
  • Niki Minaj, classified as a role model to many young women.
  • Tsai Ing-wen, president-elect of the Republic of China; the first woman ever elected to the office.
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Presidential Candidates

Several U.S. presidential candidates made it to Time’s list. All the main contenders, except John Kasich, were there: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

World Leaders

The category that gets a lot of attention is for World Leaders. The list included:

  • North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
  • French President François Hollande
  • Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker
  • Brazilian Federal Judge Sergio Moro
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping
  • U.S. President Barack Obama
  • South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
  • President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Jin Liqun
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

In The Business World

Next, let’s take a look into some of the people that made it to Time’s list, which also have big participation in the business and financial arena. Among them:

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
  • Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner, founder of DST Global and early supporter of Facebook and Twitter Inc TWTR. Milner was also a big backer of Spotify, Airbnb, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA and JD.Com Inc(ADR) JD.

Iconic Figures

In the Icons category of its list, Time included

  • Usain Bolt
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Adele
  • Tu Youyo
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Leonardo DiCaprio

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