Who made 'Time''s 100 Most Influential People…

Time magazine unveiled its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world Thursday, including record numbers of 45 women and 45 people under the age of 40.

“The TIME 100, always a reflection of its moment, looks quite different than in the past,” Time Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in aletter explaining how the magazine chose the 100 people on the list. “Influence increasingly knows no single zip code and no minimum age.”

The magazine paired guest contributors to write about each of the 100 people on the list. Former president Barack Obama says he draws inspiration from the Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors turned activists who organized the March for Our Lives rally against gun violence.

They have the power so often inherent in youth: to see the world anew; to reject the old constraints, outdated conventions and cowardice too often dressed up as wisdom, Obama wrote about Jaclyn Corin, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, and Alex Wind.”The power to insist that America can be better.”

Among the 45 women chosen were activist Tarana Burke, who founded Me Too and human rights activist Nice Nailantei Lengete, who has worked to end female genital mutilation in Kenya.

“While we remain much too far from gender parity in global leadership, there are more women than ever on this years TIME 100proof that there are ways of changing the world beyond traditional power structures,”Felsenthal wrote.

Six of the top 100 will befeatured on covers of the magazines special issue,and include: Burke; tennis champion Roger Federer; comedian and actor Tiffany Haddish; actor Nicole Kidman; singer Jennifer Lopez; and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

The list is not a measure of power or a collection of milestones but is instead, according to Felsenthal, “a designation of individuals whose time, in our estimation, is now.”

Or, in other words: Was this their year?

See the entire list: 2018 Time 100 Most Influential People

Other interesting pairings of guest contributors and people on the list:

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on President Trump:”President Trump is a flashbang grenade thrown into Washington by the forgotten men and women of America. The fact that his first year as Commander in Chief disoriented and distressed members of the media and political establishment is not a bug but a feature. President Trump is doing what he was elected to do: disrupt the status quo. That scares the heck out of those who have controlled Washington for decades, but for millions of Americans, their confusion is great fun to watch.”


President Trump constantly going after Texas Senator Ted Cruz on the campaign trail. Now…Cruz writing a flattering profile piece on his former rival for Times list of the 100 most influential people. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story. Buzz60

Ashley Judd on Ronan Farrow, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey:”Their devotion to capturing with precision and depth details spanning three decades of Harveys gross entitlement to female bodies ignited the Reckoning. Farrow, Kantor and Twohey amply demonstrate journalisms power, igniting the individual and collective passion that has led to empowering movements such as #MeToo and Times Up. I, for one, am grateful.”

Sean “Diddy”Combs on actor Chadwick Boseman: “It feels like every time Chadwick Boseman appears onscreen, hes finding a new way to inspire. And now as the Black Panther, hes inspiring everyone, but especially black youth, who deserve to see superheroes like them, to show them that truly anyone can be a superhero.”