'Time' Features 7 Covers For Its 2021 Time100 Listing

Time has unveiled its 2021 Time100 list of what it calls the most influential people on the planet, including 54 women and 10 climate leaders. 

This year’s listing features seven separate covers: 

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

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

Writer Cathy Park Hong

Is anyone missing from the list of covers? Yes, Joe Biden And Kamala Harris? Not to worry: They — and others — are featured in profiles by guest contributors:

Bernie Sanders on President Biden

Nancy Pelosi on Vice President Kamala Harris



Paris Hilton on Britney Spears

Michelle Kwan on Allyson Felix

Phil Knight on Tim Cook

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 


Nancy Gibbs writes of Donald Trump: “Trump’s assault on the Justice Department, his extortion of foreign allies, his obsession with domestic enemies, all rhyme with Nixonian villainy and go further…. Trump celebrates participants in the Jan. 6 insurrection as patriots, and runs to get another can of gasoline. Although he has left office, he remains a magnetic force, propelling others who have taken up his anti-democratic mantle and challenged the validity of our elections.”

"I find reason for optimism... in our 18th annual Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people,” writes Time CEO-editor in chief Edward Felsenthal. “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, problemsolvers — people who in a year of crisis have leaped into the fray.” 



Here is the entire list, in alphabetical order: 


  • Stacey Abrams, politician  
  • MiMi Aung, engineer  
  • Bad Bunny, rapper 
  • Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal 
  • Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban deputy prime minister 
  • Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors 
  • Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Israel 
  • Joe Biden, 46th U.S. President of the United States  
  • Simone Biles, gymnast  
  • Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency 
  • Mark Bradford, artist  
  • Tom Brady, football quarterback  
  • Kane Brown, singer-songwriter 
  • Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador 
  • Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum co-founder 
  • Tucker Carlson, television host  
  • Kenneth I. Chenault and Kenneth C. Frazier, co-founders of OneTen 
  • Liz Cheney, United States representative 
  • Cynthia Choi, Russell Jeung, and Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Stop AAPI Hate leaders  
  • Tim Cook, CEO of Apple 
  • Roger Cox, attorney  
  • Ben Crump, attorney  
  • Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy 
  • Ei Thinzar Maung Bamvo and Esther Ze Naw, activists 
  • Billie Eilish, singer-songwriter  
  • Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex  
  • Allyson Felix, track and field athlete  
  • Barney Graham, immunologist  
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones, journalist  
  • Jessica B. Harris, culinary historian  
  • Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States  
  • Cathy Park Hong, writer 
  • Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA 
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 
  • Mohammed El-Kurd and Muna El-Kurd, activists  
  • Lil Nas X, rapper 
  • Aurora James, fashion designer  
  • N.K. Jemisin, writer  
  • Scarlett Johansson, actor 
  • Daniel Kaluuya, actor  
  • Katalin Kariko, biochemist  
  • Angélique Kidjo, singer-songwriter  
  • Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff 
  • Barbara Kruger, artist  
  • Kengo Kuma, architect 
  • Sunisa Lee, gymnast  
  • Elisa Loncon Antileo, activist  
  • Joe Manchin, United States senator 
  • Olimpia Coral Melo Cruz, activist  
  • Indyra Mendoza and Claudia Spellmant, activists  
  • Sara Menker, CEO of Gro Intelligence 
  • Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India 
  • Lidia Morawska, researcher 
  • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors 
  • Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader 
  • John Nkengasong, virologist  
  • Shohei Ohtani, baseball player 
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization 
  • Geert Jan van Oldenborgh and Friederike Otto, World Weather Attribution leaders 
  • Phyllis Omido, activist  
  • Naomi Osaka, tennis player 
  • Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, artist and activist 
  • Dolly Parton, singer-songwriter  
  • Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India 
  • Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran 
  • Dorottya Redai, activist  
  • Shonda   Rhimes, television producer 
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, actor 
  • Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy,researchers  
  • Mahbouba Seraj, founder of the Afghan Women’s Network 
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris, hosts of Red Table Talk 
  • Nasrin Sotoudeh, lawyer 
  • Britney Spears, singer-songwriter  
  • Jason Sudeikis, actor 
  • Omar Sy, actor  
  • Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, Verzuz music producers 
  • Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission 
  • Luiza Trajano, Magazine Luiza chair 
  • Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States  
  • Viya, live-streamer 
  • Adi Utarini, researcher  
  • Rochelle Walensky, physician-scientist 
  • Kate Winslet, actor 
  • Xi Jinping, Chinese politician 
  • Bowen Yang, actor  
  • Steven Yeun, actor  
  • Youn Yuh Jung, actor 
  • Chloé Zhao, filmmaker  


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