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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Simone Biles top Time 100 list

15 September (WNN) — Britain’s Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, gymnast Simone Biles and singer Billie Eilish have topped Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2020.

The publication released its annual catalog highlighting public figures from around the world whom its editors consider icons, pioneers, titans, artists, leaders and innovators. The list includes political figures, entertainers, philanthropists, athletes, entrepreneurs and artists.

TIME Magazine notes that those on the list are considered influential, whether for the good of the world, or not.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex topped the magazine’s list of influential icons, a category that also includes Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka; Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny; musicians Britney Spears and Dolly Parton; civil rights figure Sherlyn Ifill; Los Angeles Angels player Shohei Ohtani; poet Kathy Park Hong; Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara; Iranian human rights lawyer Nasreen Sotoudeh; Stop AAPI Hate co-founders Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Russell Jeung and Cynthia Choi; and Palestinian activists Muna al-Kurd and Mohamed al-Kurd.

Spanish chef and philanthropist Jose Andres praised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their compassion in his writings of the couple.

“In a world where everyone has opinions about people they don’t know, the Duke and Duchess have compassion for those they don’t know. They just don’t have opinions. They run to conflict ,” they wrote.

TIME named Eilish at the top of the pioneer category, which also included civil rights figure Ben Crump; Indonesian public health researcher Aldi Uttarini; gymnast Sunissa Lee; Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte authors on the Restoration of African Cultural Artifacts held in Savoy, France; Turkish economist Fatih Birol; Canadian fashion designer Aurora James; Indian biotech executive Adar Poonawalla; Kenyan environmental activist Phyllis Omido; Dutch diplomat Frans Timmermann; LGBTQ activists Indyra Mendoza and Claudia Spellmant; Dutch environmental activist; Mexican activist Olympia Coral Melo Cruz; Hungarian gender studies scholar Dortya Redai; and Myanmar activists Esther Ze Nwa Bamwo and El Thinger Maung.

In her tribute to Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion – who made last year’s list – wrote that the singer is “a rare soul who speaks from her heart without pretense … a woman who stands up for herself and advocates for women everywhere.”

TIME is considered a titan of influencers, with Biles at the top of the list, followed by Apple CEO Tim Cook; TV producer Shonda Rhimes; music producers Timbaland and Swiss Beatz; journalist Nicole Hanna-Jones; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady; actor Yoon Yuh-yung; track and field athlete Alison Felix; musician Angelique Kidjo; Officers Kenneth C. Frazier and Kenneth I. Chenault; and Brazilian executive Luiza Trajano.

Tennis ace Serena Williams wrote of Biles as the most decorated gymnast in history, calling her “wise beyond her years.”

“By living her truth so loudly and championing mental health, she is setting new standards of beauty, strength and resilience, breaking today’s image-obsessed stereotypes and encouraging others to do the same.” has been.”

Among the cast, British actor Kate Winslet topped the category, which also included actors Jason Sudeikis, Scarlett Johansson, Bowen Yang, Tracee Ellis Ross, Steven Yeun, Omar Si and Daniel Kaluuya; musicians Bad Bunny, Kane Brown and Lil Nas X; filmmaker Chloe Zhao; Cookbook author Jessica B. Harris; visual artists Mark Bradford and Barbara Kruger; and author NK Jamesin.

Actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh called Winslet “a master of his art”, while comedian Seth Meyers called Sudeikis “a good listener and a good hanger”.

WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela was highlighted in the ranks of leaders, which also included US President Joe Biden; US Vice President Kamala Harris; Chinese President Xi Jinping; U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, R-Vy.; Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi; cable pundit Tucker Carlson; Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett; Voter rights activist Stacey Abrams; El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele; former US President Donald Trump; Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Afghan journalist Mehbooba Seraj; US Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.VA; Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi; Rochelle Valensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee; White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein; Chilean indigenous rights activist Alyssa Loncón Antilio; and Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex praised Okonjo-Iwela for her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As the first African and the first woman to lead the World Trade Organisation, a 164-member group of nations overseeing trade around the world, Okonjo-Iwela took the role of Director General at a watershed moment for our global health this March . and wellbeing. Make no mistake, his job affects every individual, family and community,” he wrote.

Among innovators, Nvidia Corporation CEO and President Jensen Huang tops the list, followed by SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk; red table talk hosts Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith; Hungarian biochemist Caitlin Kariko; General Motors CEO Mary Barra; Cameroonian virologist John Nkengsong; NASA engineer Mimi Aung; Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin; Chinese Live Streamer Via; American virologist Barney Graham; European climate change scientists Friedrich Otto and Geert Jan van Oldenborg; Japanese architect Kengo Kuma; Grow Intelligence CEO Sara Menaker; and Australian earth science scholar Lidia Morawska.

Andrew Ng, founder of DeepLearning.AI and co-founder of Coursera, praised Huang’s work on artificial intelligence.

“They have helped enable a revolution that allows phones to answer questions, fields to spray weeds but not crops, doctors to predict the properties of new drugs, and more. Miracles to come,” he wrote.

The print version of the Time 100 list will be available on newsstands Friday, and a television special about the honored people this year will air Monday nights at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.


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