TIME has unveiled this year’s TIME 100 Most Influential People list and there are a number of newcomers. Megan Thee Stallion and Naomi Osaka arrive on the list of 100 leaders. Also, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Maya Moore and LeBron James appear on the list. Joining them, COVID-19 pandemic leaders such Dr. Anthony Fauci and Black Lives Matter founders Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors make it on to the list.
“This year’s list looks far different than any of us could have predicted just six months ago. The TIME100 has always been a mirror of the world and those who shape it,” TIME CEO Edward Felsenthal stated.
Proud, humbled, and honored to be part of this group. Always trying to keep it ? and use our voice to influence positive change in the world. THIS IS THE TIME. #TIME100 @TIME https://t.co/93mjn5ms4g pic.twitter.com/3h1VaB9B67
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) September 23, 2020
“While you will certainly find people who wield traditional power on this year’s list – heads of state, CEOs, major entertainers – it also includes many extraordinary, lesser-known individuals who seized the moment to save lives, build a movement, lift the spirit, repair the world… their work challenges each of us to wield our own influence toward a world that is healthier, more resilient, more sustainable and just.”
TIME also took time to honor the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, who was featured on the 2015 list, received a special tribute in the magazine’s latest issue.