(Newswire.net — April 22, 2016) –Some of the most influential people in the world this year are Pope Francis, President of the United States Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, singer Nicki Minaj, Indian actress, singer, producer and philanthropist Priyanka Chopra, and many more, revealed the American weekly news magazine, Time.
Among the most influential women of 2016 are:
Melissa McCarthy American actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer, and producer.
Ariana Grande singer and actress.
Nikki Haley American Republican politician who has served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina since 2011.
Charlize Theron South African and American actress, producer and fashion model.
Kimberly “Kim” Kardashian West reality television personality.
Emma Watson British actress, model, and activist.
Julianne Moore actress.
Hillary Clinton candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election, former United States Secretary of State.
Marine Le Pen French politician and president of the National Front, a national-conservative political party in France and one of the main political forces.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, released Thursday morning.
Also on the 2016 list of the world’s most influential people are actor Academy Award winner Leonardo diCaprio, and Mark Zuckerberg, computer programmer, the chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook.
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the candidates for the presidential elections in the United States are also on the list.
The 2016 members are divided into five categories: Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders and Icons.
Among the Pioneers are:
Misty Copeland ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theatre.
Scott Kelly engineer, retired American astronaut, and retired U.S. Navy Captain.
Vikram Patel Indian psychiatrist and researcher best known for his work on child development and mental disability in low-resource settings.
Bryan A. Stevenson American lawyer, social justice activist, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a clinical professor at New York University School of Law.
Brian Chesky internet entrepreneur best known as one of the co-founders of thehospitality exchange service Airbnb.
Among the Titans are:
Kanye West hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.
Tim Cook business executive, and the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
Daniel “Danny” Meyer, New York City restaurateur and the Chief Executive Officer of the Union Square Hospitality Group.
Robert Allen “Bob” Iger businessman, presently the chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company.
Lorne Michaels Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, and producing the Late Night series and The Tonight Show.
Tony Fernandes Malaysian entrepreneur, the founder of Tune Air Sdn. Bhd., who introduced the first budget no-frills airline, AirAsia, to Malaysians with the tagline “Now everyone can fly”.
Among the Artists on the list are:
Bradley Cooper actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, and one Tony Award. He was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in 2011.
Richard Linklater filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor.
Chris Ofili English Turner Prize-winning painter who is best known for incorporating elephant dung in his paintings.
Chris Pratt actor.
Kevin Hart actor, comedian, writer, and producer.
Among the Leaders are:
Barack Obama politician serving as the 44th President of the United States, and the first African-American to hold the office.
Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel.
Jorge Ramos Mexican and American journalist and author, regarded as the best-known Spanish speaking news anchor in the United States, for which he has been referred to as “The Walter Cronkite of Latino America”.
Angela Merkel German politician and former research scientist. Merkel has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005, and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000.
Xi Jinping the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People’s Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Among the Icons on the list are:
Pope Francis 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
Gabriel Medina Brazilian professional surfer, also the 2014 WSL World Champion.
Haruki Murakami contemporary Japanese writer. His books and stories have been best sellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country.
Jerry Brown politician and lawyer serving as the 39th Governor of California since 2011.
Thomas Piketty French economist and professor working on wealth and income inequality.