2019 Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked  

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From actors and singers to activists and politicians, here is Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2019. While you might recognize the celebrities on Time's 100 Most Influential list, there are names you should know, like Indivisible activists Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg, Indian litigators Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju, and Juul founders Adam Bowen and James Monsees. Which Time 100 people do you believe had a major impact from 2018 to now?

Actors and actresses on Time's 100 Most Influental 2019 include Game of Thrones's Emilia Clarke, Captain Marvel's Brie Larson, and Bohemian Rhapsody's Rami Malek. Due to their undeniable influence on fans around the world, singers Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, along with K-pop group BTS, also made the list. Other notable celebs on Time's 100 include Lady Gaga, director Spike Lee, Killing Eve star Sandra Oh, Fortnite gamer Ninja, Michelle Obama, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, and President Donald Trump. 

Vote up the people you think are most deserving to be named Time's 100 Most Influental People of 2019.  

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Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th U.S. ...more
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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Gal Gadot

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of ...more
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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Chris Christie

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television ...more
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Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Leonardo DiCaprio

Dame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE is an English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best ...more
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217 299
Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna

Pope Francis is Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio for being the Bishop of Rome, in which capacity he is also the absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State. Born in ...more
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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Emma Thompson

Emilia Clarke is an English actress, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting ...more
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195 306
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Celine Dion

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative ...more
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Rami Malek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Robert Downey Jr.

Rami Said Malek (born May 12, 1981) is an American actor best known for his lead role as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. His performance in the program has earned ...more
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Elizabeth Warren

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (born October 13, 1989) is an American activist, community organizer, and democratic-socialist politician. On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in ...more
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Xi Jinping is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Jon Huntsman

Xi Jinping is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People's Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. As Xi holds the top ...more
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Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By David French

Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also currently serves as a member of the Knesset, Chairman of the Likud party and Minister of Public Diplomacy and ...more
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Robert Mueller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Sally Yates

Robert Swan Mueller III (born August 7, 1944) is an American lawyer, government official, and Marine who served as the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), from 2001 to ...more
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Brie Larson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Tessa Thompson

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and filmmaker. Noted for her supporting work in comedies when a teenager, she has ...more
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Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Sean Parker

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. Zuckerberg was made ...more
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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Halsey

Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have won ...more
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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Shawn Mendes

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed ...more
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Warren Buffett

LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more
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115 231
Sandra Oh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Shonda Rhimes

Sandra Miju Oh is a Canadian actress known for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy, a role that earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, as well as ...more
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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Troye Sivan

Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for her wide vocal range. Grande has ...more
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Brett Kavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Mitch McConnell

Brett Michael Kavanaugh is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He was Staff Secretary in the Executive Office of the President of the United States under ...more
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Nancy Pelosi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Hillary Rodham Clinton

Nancy Patricia Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is an American politician serving as speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019. First elected to Congress in 1987, she ...more
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Joanna Gaines is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Tim Tebow

Joanna Gaines (born April 19, 1978) is a HGTV personality on Fixer Upper who stars alongside her husband Chip Gaines. She and Chip own and operate Magnolia Homes, a remodeling and design ...more
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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Justin Timberlake

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for ...more
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Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Jordan Peele

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. ...more
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Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

By Robert Redford

Glenn Close is an American film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the ...more