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Time's 100 Most Influential People Of 2019, Ranked

Updated June 14, 2019 30.6k votes 1.6k voters 13.0k views99 items

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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