/PRNewswire/ — Today, TIME reveals the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue has 7 worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gymnast Simone Biles, actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter Billie Eillish, director-general of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, CEO of NVIDIA Jensen Huang and writer Cathy Park Hong.
The TIME100 includes surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The eighteenth annual list features: Michelle Kwan on Allyson Felix, Bernie Sanders on Joe Biden, Paris Hilton on Britney Spears, Phil Knight on Tim Cook, David Beckham on Tom Brady, Nancy Pelosi on Kamala Harris, Serena Williams on Simone Biles, Kenneth Branagh on Kate Winslet, Julie Andrews on Shonda Rhimes, Arianna Huffington on Elon Musk, Alicia Keys on Angélique Kidjo, Stacey Abrams on N.K. Jemisin, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Ron Klain, José Andrés on Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Kid Cudi on Lil Nas X, Cindy McCain on Liz Cheney, Anita Hill on Mark Bradford, Ryan Coogler on Daniel Kaluuya, Miley Cyrus on Dolly Parton, Barry Jenkins on Nikole Hannah-Jones and many more.
Of the 2021 TIME100 list, TIME CEO and editor in chief Edward Felsenthal writes, “I find reason for optimism… in our 18th annual TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people. It features extraordinary leaders from around the world working to build a better future, from entertainers striving to make Hollywood more inclusive to activists fighting for sustainability and human rights….They are disrupters, fixers, doers, iconoclasts, problem solvers—people who in a year of crisis have leaped into the fray.” https://bit.ly/2XuhPz5
See the complete 2020 TIME100 list: time.com/time100
For the second year in a row, TIME Studios and ABC will bring the annual TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people to life with a special primetime television event, “TIME100,” airing Monday, Sept. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The special offers an inside look at the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, titans and innovators comprising the 2021 list, along with special performances and surprise appearances.
The 2021 “TIME100” special is created by TIME Studios, the Emmy Award®-winning television, film and immersive division of TIME, produced in partnership with P&G, and presented by exclusive premier partner Cadillac and signature partner Citi.
TIME is a global media brand that reaches a combined audience of more than 100 million around the world. A trusted destination for reporting and insight, TIME’s mission is to tell the stories that matter most, to lead conversations that change the world and to deepen understanding of the ideas and events that define our time. With unparalleled access to the world’s most influential people, the immeasurable trust of consumers globally, an unrivaled power to convene, TIME is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands with renowned franchises that include the TIME100 Most Influential People, Person of the Year, Firsts, Best Inventions, World’s Greatest Places and premium events including the TIME100 Summit and Gala, TIME100 Health Summit, TIME100 Next and more.