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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.  

  • 1

    By Shonda Rhimes

    Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian-American actress. She is best known for her roles as Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2005–2014) and Eve Polastri in the...  more
  • 2

    By Justin Timberlake

    Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He ranks second all-time in both men's major championships and PGA Tour wins and also holds numerous golf...  more
  • 3

    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 business,...  more
  • 4

    By Gal Gadot

    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. Johnson was a professional wrestler for the World...  more
  • 5

    By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (née Robinson; born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, university administrator and writer, who was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She...  more
  • 6

    By Chris Evert

    Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player. She is the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles tournament, defeating Serena Williams in the final of the 2018 US Open....  more
  • 7

    By John Boehner

    Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is an American politician serving as Kentucky’s senior United States Senator and as Senate Majority Leader. McConnell is the second Kentuckian...  more
  • 8

    By Rod Rosenstein

    William Pelham Barr (born May 23, 1950) is an American lawyer and government official serving as the 85th United States Attorney General, in the Donald Trump administration since February 14, 2019....  more
  • 9

    By Viola Davis

    Regina Rene King (born January 15, 1971) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four acting Primetime Emmy...  more
  • 10

    By Robert Redford

    Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress and producer. "Long considered one of the great actresses of our time", according to Vanity Fair Magazine, she is the recipient of numerous...  more
  • 11

    By Alicia Keys

    Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998), known mononymously as Khalid, is an American singer and songwriter. His debut single, "Location", was released in July 2016, and his debut studio...  more
  • 12

    By Mia Hamm

    Alexandra Morgan Carrasco (born Alexandra Patricia Morgan; July 2, 1989) is an American soccer player. She is a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United...  more
  • 13

    By Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna

    Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; Spanish: Francisco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio; 17 December 1936) is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State....  more
  • 14

    By Leonardo DiCaprio

    Dame Jane Morris Goodall (; born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the world's...  more
  • 15

    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 several "New...  more
  • 16

    By Chris Christie

    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television...  more
  • 17

    By Emma Thompson

    Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She studied at the Drama Centre London, appearing in a number of stage productions, including one by the Company of...  more
  • 18

    By JuJu Smith-Schuster

    Tyler Blevins (born June 5, 1991) is a gamer, streamer, and YouTuber. He has been on teams such as Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Warriors. Games featured on his channels include H1Z1, Fortnite,...  more
  • 19

    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 work...  more
  • 20

    By Warren Buffett

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments include...  more
  • 21

    By Robert Downey Jr.

    Rami Said Malek (English: ; Arabic: رامي سعيد مالك‎, Arabic: [ˈɾɑːmi sæˈʕiːd ˈmæːlek]; born May 12, 1981) is an American actor and producer. His breakthrough role was as computer hacker Elliot...  more
  • 22

    By Anand Mahindra

    Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (born 19 April 1957) is an Indian businessman, engineer, the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500...  more
  • 23

    By Jon Huntsman

    Xi Jinping (; Chinese: 习近平; Mandarin pronunciation: [ɕǐ tɕîn.pʰǐŋ]; born 15 June 1953) is a Chinese politician serving as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President of the...  more
  • 24

    Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed


    By Ryan Bohl

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Arabic: محمد بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان‎; born 11 March 1961), colloquially known by his initials as MBZ, is the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and...  more
  • 25

    By Trevor Noah

    Hasan Minhaj is a comedian and actor in Los Angeles. He is the host of MTV’s Thursday night talk show ‘Failosophy‘ and stars in the latest season of ‘Arrested Development‘ on Netflix. His viral web...  more