TIME Magazine’s 14th annual “100 Most Influential People” issue is here.
The list was revealed earlier today with 5 separate covers, featuring Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis, John Legend, Melinda Gates, Riz Ahmed and Jeff Bezos.
As usual, the list includes an eclectic group of global influencers ranging from politicians to artists, athletes, musicians and more.
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) April 20, 2017
The group includes some of our favorite people such as the Tanzanian-born architect David Adjaye, who designed The National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as Mauritanian politician and abolitionist leader, Biram Dah Abeid. Gambian lawyer and chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, is also featured.
— Semhar (@Semhar) April 20, 2017
The list also includes some folks that we’re less fond of, but who have, nonetheless, been influential in the past year. Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are amongst the more controversial figures in the group.
“In divisive times, it’s tempting to nestle in a comfort zone, surrounded by people who look like us, think like us, pray like us, vote like us,” writes Nancy Gibbs, TIME’s editor and Chief. “Yet many of the men and women on this year’s list are calling us out, using the technologies that connect us to expand how we see the world.”
You can check out the full list of honorees via the magazine’s website.
— TIME (@TIME) April 20, 2017