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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.  

  • Dwayne Johnson1

    By Gal Gadot

    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Michelle Obama2

    By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (née Robinson; born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Jane Goodall3

    By Leonardo DiCaprio

    Dame Jane Morris Goodall (; born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pope Francis4

    By Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna

    Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; Spanish: Francisco; born Jorge Mario... more on Wikipedia

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  • Donald Trump5

    By Chris Christie

    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Emilia Clarke6

    By Emma Thompson

    Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She studied... more on Wikipedia

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  • BTS7

    By Halsey

    Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lady Gaga8

    By Celine Dion

    Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rami Malek9

    By Robert Downey Jr.

    Rami Said Malek (English: ; Arabic: رامي سعيد مالك‎, Arabic: [ˈɾɑːmi sæˈʕiːd ˈmæːlek]; born... more on Wikipedia

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  • LeBron James10

    By Warren Buffett

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • Xi Jinping11

    By Jon Huntsman

    Xi Jinping (; Chinese: 习近平; Mandarin pronunciation: [ɕǐ tɕîn.pʰǐŋ]; born 15 June 1953) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez12

    By Elizabeth Warren

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (born October 13, 1989) is an American activist, community organizer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mark Zuckerberg13

    By Sean Parker

    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (; born May 14, 1984) is an American technology entrepreneur and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ariana Grande14

    By Troye Sivan

    Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A... more on Wikipedia

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  • Taylor Swift15

    By Shawn Mendes

    Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Benjamin Netanyahu16

    By David French

    Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין נְתַנְיָהוּ ; born 21 October 1949) is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brie Larson17

    By Tessa Thompson

    Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Robert Mueller18

    By Sally Yates

    Robert Swan Mueller III (; born August 7, 1944) is an American lawyer and government official... more on Wikipedia
  • Imran Khan19

    By Ahmed Rashid

    Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi (Urdu: عمران احمد خان نیازی‎; born 5 October 1952) is the 22nd and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sandra Oh20

    By Shonda Rhimes

    Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian-American actress. She is best known for her... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nancy Pelosi21

    By Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Nancy Patricia Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is an American politician and a member of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tiger Woods22

    By Justin Timberlake

    Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brett Kavanaugh23

    By Mitch McConnell

    Brett Michael Kavanaugh (; born February 12, 1965) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme... more on Wikipedia
  • Maria Ressa24

    By Madeleine Albright

    Maria A. Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and author who is best known for co-founding... more on Wikipedia
  • Chip and Joanna Gaines25

    By Tim Tebow

    Joanna Gaines (born April 19, 1978) is a HGTV personality on Fixer Upper who stars alongside... more on Wikipedia