In the world of global media, TIME magazine remains a steadfast authority, with a collective audience of over 100 million people worldwide. Each year, the magazine releases its highly anticipated list of the 100 most influential people in the world, spanning a diverse range of industries, from politics and diplomacy, to sports and entertainment.
This year's list for 2023 is no exception, showcasing the prominent figures who have made a significant impact on the world over the past year.
"The Titans" and "Innovators" of 2023
The "Titans" category features individuals who have made a lasting impact on their respective industries, and this year's list includes the likes of football player Lionel Messi of Paris Saint Germain, entrepreneur Elon Musk, and singer Beyonce.
Messi's teammate, Kylian Mbappe, was recognized in the "Innovators" category, along with CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, and US Open 2022 champion, tennis player Iga Swiatek. In the "Leaders" category, the world's most prominent politicians and diplomats were acknowledged, including President Joe Biden, who has made the list for the sixth time, more than any other person this year.
Also recognized were Olaf Scholz, Olena Zelenska, and Fumio Kishida.
Record-Breaking Climate Leaders
This year's list also saw a record number of 16 climate leaders recognized, including Anthony Albanese, Gustavo Petra, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, and Robin Zenga, among others.
Icons, Artists, and Pioneers
The "Icons" category includes a diverse range of names from different disciplines, including King Charles, novelist Salman Rushdie, Pedro Pascal of the series "The Last of Us," and Hollywood star Jennifer Coolidge.
In the "Artists" category, famous faces from the world of showbusiness were recognized, including Michael B. Jordan, Colin Farrell, Selma Hayek Pinault, Zoe Saldana, and Austin Butler. The "Pioneers" category highlights individuals who are pushing boundaries and breaking new ground in their respective industries, and this year's list includes alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, model Bella Hadid, and young singer Doya Cat.
Celebrating the TIME100 List
To celebrate this year's TIME100 list, the magazine will host the annual TIME100 Summit, featuring the TIME100 CO2 on April 25 and the TIME100 Gala on April 26.