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From Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan to Donald Trump, Priyanka Chopra & More! See the Full List of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People for 2016




The 2016 TIME 100 list of Most Influential People is out and the list covers everyone from artists to leaders to icons and more.

According to Time Magazine,

“Each year our TIME 100 list lets us step back and measure the forces that move us. Which is more powerful, hope or proof? Ambition or altruism? The lessons of the past or the lure of the future? The people we spotlight range from the globally famous to the literally anonymous—we leave it to you to guess the true identity of author Elena Ferrante. There are world leaders and local activists, artists and athletes, scientists, moguls and a number of people who are running for President of the United States. 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. They are seekers, with a fearless willingness to be surprised by what they find. As Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose musical Hamilton just won the Pulitzer Prize, puts it, “What’s the thing that’s not in the world that should be in the world?”… 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. But the influence of this year’s TIME 100, to my mind, is that down to the last person, they have the power to make us think. And they are using it.”

The list for 2016 includes Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Caitlyn Jenner, Stephen Curry, Mark Zuckerberg, John Kerry, Bernie Sanders, Kendrick Lamar, Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, Ted Cruz, Adele, Nicki Minaj, Usain Bolt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne Johnson and more.

See the full list below.

Time 100 Most Influential People

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  1. Juwon

    April 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Yaaasss Lin Manuel Miranda!

    • Tosin

      April 21, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      i know, right? and Sania Mirza, pretty unexpected but too coool.

  2. keke driver

    April 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Nicki Minaj an icon? lmfao.

    • Mr. Egghead

      April 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      an icon of bootay!!

  3. Puzzles

    April 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Priyanka Chopra, influential? Really???? Good actress, yeah, better than Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Pandukone yeah, but really????

    But then, she’s the only asian who is the lead in an American series, Quantico, which i hear is really good. #GirlPower

    • Ariere

      April 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      U just answered your own question. Asians, esp Indians worship the ground she walks on.nd yeah, Quantico is really good. U should watch it.

    • Laila

      April 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      I love Quantico!! Get with it boo cakes!!

    • Oluseunplenty

      April 21, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      The series is really nice. U should see it and her acting was brilliant.

  4. GistYinka

    April 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Very interesting an so sad that no Nigerian made the list including President Buhari.

    • hezekina pollutina

      April 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm


  5. Oma

    April 21, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    My favorite is Priyanka Chopra, breaking and taking Hollywood by storm, if that is not influential I don’t know what is, especially being: Female, Woman of color and Indian!

  6. Seriously

    April 22, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Where is Elon Musk on this List.

    Did you only use instagram followers to make your decisions?

  7. d15crete

    June 8, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    so people like nicki minaj and kendrick lamar are more influencial than buhari and dangote abi

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