100 Most Influential People As Disclosed By Times – Check If Your Idol Is Mentioned

Being able to influence people is an important skill in the real world which allows you to help people to do better or encourages them to see things from your point of view. Although this influence can be either positive or negative, it is necessary to spot the influencers. But discovering who can influence other people is an age-old marketing tool. Even now companies are digging out valuable information by mapping networks of influence including inside and outside their organizations.

While some famous people are continuously pushing boundaries to remain in the list, others are working hard to make the list, whereas as some other don’t have to struggle at all to remain on the list or to influence people. On Thursday, Time magazine made public its list of  100 Most Influential People in the World for 2015, which includes everyone from politicians to comedians to pop culture icons to models and even terrorists.  Note that this is the 12th annual list of 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. In this years’ list as always, we spot famous people struggling for the spots

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from Nigeria earned a slot on the prestigious poll in the titans category. Talking about Kim, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart mentioned that “Kim and her famous, entrepreneurial siblings – shepherded by a savvy, tireless matriarch – have also expanded the very definition of family.

Meanwhile we are aware that some of these people who made the list are way proud of themselves and are quite aware they belong nowhere farther from the list. For example, somebody like Kanye West already knew he was worth making the 12th list of Time’s most influential people in the world.

According to Tesla Motors CEO Eslon Musk’s penned piece in praise of Kanye West “He would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list.

“The dude doesn’t believe in false modesty, and he shouldn’t. Kanye’s belief in himself and his incredible tenacity — he performed his first single with his jaw wired shut (‘Thru the Wire’) — got him to where he is today.”

Additionally, the five Timecovers have gone to Kanye and Bradley, as well as ballet dancer Misty Copeland, Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos, and US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The list, which is in its 12th year, requires a prominent public figure to write an essay for each honoree, and this year’s pairings include Kim Kardashian by Martha Stewart, Reese Witherspoon by Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pratt by Amy Poehler. Keep reading to check out this year’s cover stars.


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The list of 100 includes YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella, and Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun. However, the roster also includes reality Tv star Kim Kardashian, Vladimir Putin and Kardashian’s better half, Kanye West. The Nigerian born-again democrat who oust the sitting president for the first time in Nigerian history also made the list with Obiageli Ezekwesili of BringBackOurGirls campaign.

The bottom line is that these influencers now play a huge role in the lifestyle of many other people. As celebrities grow broader, bigger and more global — as they expand across distances, borders, cultures and functionalities — so do their potentials of influencing the world. Thanks to Times as this kind of knowledge can be very important to a particular industry’s or company’s efficiency, especially when bringing change. Read on to see who these boundary breakers are.

Here Are The 100 Most Influential People

Kanye West

Lorne Michaels

Mellody Hobson

Tim Cook

Elizabeth Holmes

Charles Koch & David Koch

Susan Wojcicki

Chanda Kochhar

Tony Fernandes

Lee Daniels

Reid Hoffman

Kim Kardashian West

Janet Yellen

Danny Meyer

Lei Jun

Bob Iger

Satya Nadella

Jorge Paulo Lemann

Misty Copeland

Scott Kelly

Emmanuelle Charpentier & Jennifer Doudna

Brian Chesky

Jimmy Lai

Emma Watson

Vikram Patel

Pardis Sabeti

Reese Witherspoon

Bryan Stevenson

Chai Jing

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

Kira Orange Jones

Aura Elena Farfán

Martin Blaser

Anita Sarkeesian

Tom Catena

Rudolph Tanzi

Mustafa Hassan

Laverne Cox

Sarah Koenig

Bradley Cooper

Richard Linklater

Chris Ofili

Julianna Margulies

Amy Schumer

Alexander Wang

Jill Soloway

Chris Pratt

Audra McDonald

Tim McGraw

Kevin Hart

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Julianne Moore

Christopher Nolan

Marie Kondo

John Oliver

Jorge Ramos

Narendra Modi

Angela Merkel

Bob Corker

Rula Ghani

Muhammadu Buhari

Alexis Tsipras

Vladimir Putin

Obiageli Ezekwesili

Elizabeth Warren

Haider Al-Abadi

Joko Widodo

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Xi Jinping

Jeb Bush

Tom Frieden

Samantha Power

Raúl Castro

Kim Jong Un

Abubakar Shekau

Benjamin Netanyahu

Hillary Clinton

Martin Dempsey

Beji Caid Essebsi

Adam Silver

Lu Wei

Marine Le Pen

Barack Obama

Mitch McConnell

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Joanne Liu

Taylor Swift

Diane von Furstenberg

Gabriel Medina

Haruki Murakami


Jerry Brown

Abby Wambach

Ina Garten

Thomas Piketty

Malala Yousafzai

Pope Francis