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Trump, Obama, Salah make 2019 world influential people

By Abisola Olasupo
18 April 2019   |   3:47 pm
American news magazine Times has released its full list of 100 most influential people for 2019. The annual listicle of influential individuals is exclusively chosen by Times' editors with nominations coming from the TIMES' 100 alumni and the magazine's international writing staff. The influential people were shuffled into six categories which included pioneers, artists, leaders,…

American news magazine Times has released its full list of 100 most influential people for 2019.

The annual listicle of influential individuals is exclusively chosen by Times’ editors with nominations coming from the TIMES’ 100 alumni and the magazine’s international writing staff.

The influential people were shuffled into six categories which included pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, and Titans.

Various world leaders were also named in the 2019’s list including US President Donald Trump, China’s Xi Jinping, Pope Francis, Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan, New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern, as well as the prime minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed.

Making it to the list for the first time is Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah who was included in the “Titans” section along with LeBron James and Tiger Woods, while Oscar-winner Rami Malek, Lady Gaga and Spike Lee were named in the list of artists and icons.

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made it to the list for the third time while Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it to the list for the fourth time.

Obama was profiled by world-renowned, award-winning American singer, songwriter, actress, director/record producer and alumni of the honor Beyoncé Knowles Carter.

“Loving Michelle Obama wasn’t much of a choice. It was something that came naturally, because of how she carried herself. Because she resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be, she seemed so powerful,” Beyonce wrote.

Featured on the covers of the magazine are actors Taylor Swift, Sandra Oh, journalist Gayle King, Dwayne Johnson, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mohamed Salah.

Below is the full list of the honoured:

Pioneers:

Sandra Oh
Indya Moore
Marlon James
Chrissy Teigen
Massimo Bottura
Hasan Minhaj
Samin Nosrat
Ninja
Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy
Naomi Osaka
Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin
Fred Swaniker
Lynn Nottage
Tara Westover
Adam Bowen and James Monsees
Barbara Rae-Venter
He Jiankui
Aileen Lee
Jay O’Neal and Emily Comer
Shep Doeleman

Artists:

Dwayne Johnson
Regina King
Khalid
Emilia Clarke
BTS
Brie Larson
Joanna and Chip Gaines
Ariana Grande
Mahershala Ali
Glenn Close
Rami Malek
Luchita Hurtado
Ozuna
dream hampton
Richard Madden
Yalitza Aparicio
Clare Waight Keller

Leaders:
Nancy Pelosi
Donald Trump
Greta Thunberg
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Jacinda Ardern
Juan Guaidó
Abiy Ahmed
Mitch McConnell
Brett Kavanaugh
Jane Goodall
Benjamin Netanyahu
Zhang Yiming
Hoesung Lee
William Barr
Pope Francis
Xi Jinping
Leana Wen
Imran Khan
Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed
Cyril Ramaphosa
Robert Mueller
Mahathir Mohamad
Matteo Salvini
Jair Bolsonaro
Zhang Kejian

Icons:

Taylor Swift
Michelle Obama
Spike Lee
Christine Blasey Ford
David Hockney
Desmond Meade
Lady Gaga
Radhya Almutawakel
Pierpaolo Piccioli
Maria Ressa
Caster Semenya
Mirian G.
Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor
Loujain al-Hathloul

Titans:

Mohamed Salah
LeBron James
Jennifer Hyman
Gayle King
Mark Zuckerberg
Tiger Woods
Jeanne Gang
Bob Iger
Pat McGrath
Alex Morgan
Vera Jourova
Ryan Murphy
Mukesh Ambani
Ren Zhengfei
Marillyn Hewson
Jerome Powell