TIME 100 is an annual list of 100 most influential people around the globe. People who enter this list have influenced people’s lives in a way which has made the world recognize it. TIME pays tribute to such influential personalities every year. This year’s list is very diverse in term of the professions and origins of these personalities. Let’s have a look at the top 10 personalities in the list.
1. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the US. When the coronavirus spread in the US, Fauci stated the facts about the risks and realities of the pandemic without being pressurized by any sort of political pressure.
2. Megan Thee Stallion
American singer, rapper and songwriter Megan Jovon Ruth Pete also known as her stage name as Megan Thee Stallion. Megan is a living example of how you lose your family through the course of life as she lost her mother, her father and her grandmother. She got shot the last summer and still she was being dragged down on social media and in the industry. The ‘savage’ singer is the real definition of an iron lady.
3. Ayushmann Khurrana
Indian singer, songwriter and actor Ayushmann Khurrana has challenged the stereotypes of masculinity in the Indian film industry with the help of the utmost beautiful characters he played like in Vicky donor, Dream Girl and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan etc.
4. Bong Joon Ho
Bong Joon Ho is an Oscar-winning South Korean film director, screenwriter and producer. TIME magazine honored him for bringing themes which aren’t much talked about, from the Korean cinema to the world. Tilda Swinton wrote about Bong for TIME introducing him in the TIME 100 List “This is the filmmaker who, this year, has risen into the 2020 vision of the entire cine-passionate planet like a new sun. Whip-smart, highly skilled, supremely cine-literate, exuberant, irreverent, self-determining, deeply romantic, with a voracious delight in the absurd, highly principled, precision-tuned, compassionate to the last: his films have always been all this. It just seems to be time for the world to catch up.”
5. Tsai Ing Wen
Tsai Ing Wen, the first female President of Taiwan has been named among the TIME 100 list. China being the biggest communist regime in the world wants their hold on Taiwan too as it is only 100 miles from mainland China but this self-made lady is the only resistance they are facing as she will never give in to China’s regional ambitions. She is an example of exemplary women leaders.
6. Michaela Coel
Michaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson also known by her stage name Michaela Coel is an English actor, screenwriter, director, producer and singer. In the past five to six years Coel has played many hit roles including in HBO series I May Destroy You and Netflix series Chewing Gum. She raised awareness on the topic of sexual harassment and was much praised for that.
7. Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris is the Vice President of United States of America. Harris is the first woman president and the first person who comes from an Indian-Black background sitting in the seat of Vice President of the US. This is such a big reason for every black-Indian woman and woman in general to feel highly encouraged because women can lead nations just like men or maybe even better than men!
8. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel is a member of Christian Democratic Union and also the first female chancellor of Germany. Merkel is so influential in the public that she has been described as de facto leader of the European Union and the leader of the free world. She is such an inspiration for all the girls out there who want to join politics and lead from the front but cannot due to all the stereotypes.
9. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometti are the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. These three women are the founders of one of the most influential social justice movements in the world. Garza, Cullors and Tometti has received so much love, respect and support from specially the black community and generally the entire world to have raised voice against the racism and injustice.
10. Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player. The 23-years old tennis player is 3 times Grand Slam champion while she is ranked number 1 on the Women’s Tennis Association. She is the first Asian player to have a top rank in the singles. Osaka is a reigning champion in the US Open. Maya Moore write in TIME about Osaka that “To use her gifts and talents, her voice and her platform, to honor the preciousness of Black and brown lives. It took humility and grace to point beyond what she was doing, winning on one of the biggest stages in her craft, at something more important.”
These were some amazing humans from the planet who were nominated for the TIME 100 list of this year’s influential people. We will keep you updated about the next year’s list as well. But for now you can go and read about who are the other 90 people in this list. Happy reading! 🙂