TIME Reveals the 2023 TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
TIME Magazine has officially unveiled its highly anticipated annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world – the 2023 TIME100. This year’s list has been revealed through four stunning covers featuring four influential individuals: actor Jennifer Coolidge, recording artist Doja Cat, CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger, and actor Michael B. Jordan.
To commemorate the release of the TIME100 list, TIME will hold two events: the TIME100 Summit Featuring TIME CO2 on April 25 and the TIME100 Gala on April 26. The TIME100 Gala will be hosted by Jennifer Coolidge and feature performances by Doja Cat and Lea Michele, as well as honorary tributes from members of the list, speeches by TIME CEO Jessica Sibley, and more. The event will also be aired on ABC as a primetime television special on April 30, available to stream on Hulu and Disney+.
The TIME100 Summit Featuring TIME CO2 will be held for the third year in a row and will bring together leaders from the global TIME100 community to spotlight solutions and encourage action towards creating a better world. The day-long event will feature notable speakers such as filmmaker Steven Spielberg, Speaker Emerita of the U.S. House Nancy Pelosi, President and CEO of GLAAD Sarah Kate Ellis, and Founder and President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation Dolores Huerta.
This year’s TIME100 list boasts an impressive lineup of influential individuals, with each member being paired with a guest contributor selected by TIME to write about them. Some of the pairings include Mia Farrow on Jennifer Coolidge, Mary Barra on Bob Iger, and Mila Kunis on Zoe Saldaña, among many others.
The 2023 TIME100 list also features a record-breaking 16 climate leaders, including Anthony Albanese, Gustavo Petro, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, and Robin Zeng, to name a few. This year’s list showcases individuals who have made a significant impact in their respective fields and have influenced the world in unique and meaningful ways.
Entertainers on this year’s list include: Jennifer Coolidge, Michael B. Jordan, Austin Butler, Zoe Saldaña, Angela Bassett, Aubrey Plaza, Colin Farrell, Drew Barrymore, Jerrod Carmichael, Ali Wong, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nathan Fielder and more.
Athletes on this year’s list include: Patrick Mahomes II, Lionel Messi, Brittney Griner, Iga Swiatek, Kylian Mbappé and Mikaela Shiffrin.
Journalists on this year’s list include: Evan Gershkovich, Elaheh Mohammadi, Niloofar Hamedi, Imara Jones and more.
This year’s list features 50 women, including Jennifer Coolidge, Beyoncé, Laurene Powell Jobs, Karen Lynch, Doja Cat, Lea Michele, Kate Orff, Colleen Hoover, Brittney Griner, Oleksandra Matviichuk, Cindy McCain, Sarah Kate Ellis, Angela Bassett, Bella Hadid and others.
The list features U.S. President Joe Biden, and other U.S. political figures including Hakeem Jeffries, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen, Samuel Alito and more.
Other notable writers include Nicole Kidman, Justin Trudeau, Tina Turner, Penelope Cruz, Tom Hiddleston, Mila Kunis, Taika Waititi, Jamie Lee Curtis, Venus Williams, Tiffany Haddish, Sue Bird, Yo-Yo Ma, Peyton Manning, Cate Blanchett and more.
Joe Biden is on the list for the 6th time, more than any other person on the list this year. Other repeats include: Elon Musk (5), Janet Yellen (4), Lionel Messi (3), Beyoncé (3), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (3), Mitch McConnell (3) and more.
Iga Swiatek, 21 years old, is the youngest person on this year’s list. The oldest person on this year’s list is Judy Blume, who is 85 years old.