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Time 100 Most Influential People 2019: Complete List Of Pioneers, Artists, Icons, Leaders & Titans

TIME's 100 most influential Leaders is out: Mukesh Ambani, Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy three Indians among the list.

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TIME has finally released the prestigious list of World’s 100 most influential leaders, pioneers, titans and artiste of the year 2019 on Wednesday (April 17). The list of World’s Most Influential people has names of India’s richest man and Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani and two women Public Interest Litigators (PIL) Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy.

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According to reports, the list of World’s Most Influential leaders of 209 also has the names of the United States President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj, Pope Francis, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, Golfer Tiger Woods and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

While writing the profile of TIME 100 influential leaders’ profile, Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra said, Dhirubhai Ambani was a visionary in Indian business, whose Reliance Industries conglomerate pioneered ways of targeting global scale.

“But Ambani’s vision is now even more ambitious than that of the father whose blessings he unfailingly invokes at the launch of each initiative,” he told news agency PTI. Appreciating Mukesh Ambani, Mahindra said that Reliance Jio mobile-data network is impressive by any standard. It has already connected over 28 crore people in India with low-cost 4G.

Citing Ambani’s advertising campaign or tagline, ‘Karlo Duniya Mutthi Mein’ meaning put the world in the palm of your hand. He said, “It won’t be long before he delivers on that promise.”

The list of Time 100 Most Influential People has been divided into five different categories such as  Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons and Titans.

Here is a complete list of Time 100 Most Influential People

Time 100 Most Influential Leaders – Pioneers

  1. Sandra Oh
  2. Indya Moore
  3. Marlon James
  4. Chrissy Teigen
  5. Massimo Bottura
  6. Hasan Minhaj
  7. Samin Nosrat
  8. Ninja
  9. Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy
  10. Naomi Osaka
  11. Leah Greenberg & Ezra Levin
  12. Fred Swaniker
  13. Lynn Nottage
  14. Tara Westover
  15. Adam Bowen & James Monsees
  16. Barbara Rae-Venter
  17. He Jiankui
  18. Aileen Lee
  19. Jay O’Neal & Emily Comer
  20. Shep Doeleman

Time 100 Most Influential Leaders – artists

  1. Dwayne Johnson
  2. Regina King
  3. Khalid
  4. Emilia Clarke
  5. BTS
  6. Brie Larson
  7. Joanna & Chip Gaines
  8. Ariana Grande
  9. Mahershala Ali
  10. Glenn Close
  11. Rami Malek
  12. Luchita Hurtado
  13. Ozuna
  14. Dream Hampton
  15. Richard Madden
  16. Yalitza Aparicio
  17. Clare Waight Keller

Time 100 Most Influential Leaders – leader

  1. Nancy Pelosi
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Greta Thunberg
  4. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
  5. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez
  6. Jacinda Ardern
  7. Juan Guaido
  8. Abiy Ahmed
  9. Mitch Mcconnel
  10. Brett Kavanaugh
  11. Jane Goodall
  12. Benjamin Netanyahu
  13. Zhang Yiming
  14. Hoesung Lee
  15. William Barr
  16. Pope Francis
  17. Xi Jinping
  18. Leana Wen
  19. Imran Khan
  20. Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed
  21. Cyril Ramphosa
  22. Robert Mueller
  23. Mahathir Mohamed
  24. Matteo Salvini
  25. Jair Bolsonaro
  26. Zhang Kejian

Time 100 Most Influential Leaders – icons

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Michelle Obama
  3. Spike Lee
  4. Christine Blasey Ford
  5. David Hockney
  6. Desmond Meade
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Radhya Almutawakel
  9. Pierpaolo Piccioli
  10. Maria Ressa
  11. Caster Semenya
  12. Mirian G
  13. Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor
  14. Loujain Al-Hathloul

Time 100 Most Influential Leaders – titans

  1. Mohamed Salah
  2. Lebron James
  3. Jennifer Hyman
  4. Gayle King
  5. Mark Zuckerberg
  6. Tiger Woods
  7. Jeanna Gang
  8. Bob Iger
  9. Pat McGrath
  10. Alex Morgan
  11. Vera Jourova
  12. Ryan Murphy
  13. Mukesh Ambani
  14. Ren Zhengfei
  15. Marillyn Hewson
  16. Jerome Powel

In March 2019, Mukesh Ambani jumped six positions up to rank 13th on Forbes World’s Billionaire list with a net worth of USD 50 billion (over Rs 3.5 lakh crore). According to Forbes’ 2019 Ambani’s wealth has been increased to $50 billion in 2019 from USD 40.1 billion in 2018.

Writing profile for Arundhati and Menaka, Global actress Priyanka Chopra said, “Arundhati and Menaka have helped take a giant step for LGBTQ+ rights in the world’s largest democracy. In their committed fight for justice, they have shown us that we as a society must continue to make progress, even after laws are changed, and that we must make an effort to understand, accept and love.”

Also Read: Mukesh Ambani Tops ‘Barclays Hurun India Rich List 2018’; Earned Rs 300 Cr Per Day

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