TIME released it's famous 'Most Influential' list for 2019. Each article is written by a previous influential public figure. For instance, Robert Redford writes about Glenn Close.
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay wrote the tribute to King, calling her “one of the all-time great broadcast interviewers.” She continued: “What most don’t understand about Gayle is that this perfected proximity to others is a superpower that the best journalists possess. To be present, but not centered. To observe. To bear witness. Gayle has long honed this craft.”
The list, now in its sixteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal has said of the list in the past, “TIME’s annual list of the world’s most influential people is a designation of individuals whose time, in our estimation, is now. The TIME 100 isn’t a measure of power, though many on the list wield it. Nor is it a collection of milestones accumulated. As our staff considers candidates, we often find ourselves wowed by those with stunning lifetime achievements.”
Broken down by Pioneers, Artists, Icons, Leaders and Titans, here they are...
Mohamed Salah LeBron James Jennifer Hyman Gayle King Mark Zuckerberg Tiger Woods Jeanne Gang Bob Iger Pat McGrath Alex Morgan Vera Jourova Ryan Murphy Mukesh Ambani Ren Zhengfei Marillyn Hewson Jerome Powell
Taylor Swift Michelle Obama Spike Lee Christine Blasey Ford David Hockney Desmond Meade Lady Gaga Radhya Almutawakel Pierpaolo Piccioli Maria Ressa Caster Semenya Mirian G. Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O'Connor Loujain al-Hathloul
Dwayne Johnson Regina King Khalid Emilia Clarke BTS Brie Larson Joanna and Chip Gaines Ariana Grande Mahershala Ali Glenn Close Rami Malek Luchita Hurtado Ozuna dream hampton Richard Madden Yalitza Aparicio Clare Waight Keller
Sandra Oh Indya Moore Marlon James Chrissy Teigen Massimo Bottura Hasan Minhaj Samin Nosrat Ninja Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy Naomi Osaka Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin Fred Swaniker Lynn Nottage Tara Westover Adam Bowen and James Monsees Barbara Rae-Venter He Jiankui Aileen Lee Jay O'Neal and Emily Comer