2018 TIME 100 Most Influential People List, featuring some of the world’s most significant artists, leaders, scientists, activists and entrepreneurs was announced on April 19, 2018.
Highlights of 2018 TIME 100 Most Influential People List:
Four Indian who have featured in 2018 TIME 100 are Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
- Sachin Tendulkar wrote Virat Kohli’s TIME profile while Deepika’s profile has been written by her ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ co-star Vin Diesel.
- Bhavish Aggarwal’s profile has been written by Flipkart’s executive chairman Sachin Bansal and Walter Isaacson, the former TIME managing editor wrote Satya Nadella’s profile.
- Surprisingly, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not feature in this year’s list. Some of the world leaders who made it to the list are United States President Donald Trump, North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
- 14-year-old English actress and Model, Millie Bobby Brown has become the youngest person to be named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME.
- K-pop group BTS, a seven-person group of multitalented South Korean artists is the winner of the 2018 TIME 100 reader poll.
About TIME 100:
TIME 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world compiled by the American news magazine ‘Time’.
- It was first published in 1999 as the result of a debate among American academics, politicians, and journalists.
- The final list of influential individuals is exclusively chosen by Timeeditors with nominations coming from the TIME 100 alumni and the magazine’s international writing staff. However, the winner of the Reader’s Poll is chosen by the general public.
- As stated by TIME, individuals featuring in the final list are recognized for changing the world, irrespective of the consequences of their actions.