NEW YORK, NY.- TIME
revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features five separate covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: Kanye West, Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jorge Ramos. Each appear individually on five different covers and each issue contains all five covers.
The TIME 100 features often-surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The twelfth-annual list includes: Elon Musk on Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey on Lee Daniels, Laurene Powell Jobs on Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama on Narendra Modi, Tilda Swinton on Amy Schumer, Antonin Scalia on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Pope Francis, John Lewis on Tim Cook, Chris Rock on Kevin Hart, Hillary Clinton on Elizabeth Warren, Rupert Murdoch on Bob Iger, Martha Stewart on Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift on Ina Garten, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Adam Silver, Jonathan Ive on Brian Chesky, Tom Ford on Julianne Moore, Mindy Kaling on Reese Witherspoon, Jill Abramson on Emma Watson, Rand Paul on Charles and David Koch, Madeleine Albright on Samantha Power, Common on Jimmy Lai, John Glenn on Scott Kelly, Lamar Alexander on Bob Corker, Karlie Kloss on Alexander Wang, Nadia Comaneci on Misty Copeland and many more.
TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs: In our annual TIME 100 issue, we tell 100 stories of individual influence. But taken together, these stories are an anthem to interaction, the convergence that occurs when you harmonize a good idea. The technology that connects us also connects our worlds, of art and science and business and politics. So when we were debating whom to approach to write for this issue, we looked for people who could speak to their subjects influence in all its dimensions
. Every year we hope the Time 100 will introduce you to influential people you might not have met before and encourage you to find out more about them. http://ti.me/1IO2qK9
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2015 TIME 100:
The list features U.S. political figures from both sides of the aisle. TIME 100s include Barack Obama, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, David and Charles Koch, Bob Corker, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elizabeth Warren and Mitch McConnell. Writers include Kirsten Gillibrand, John Boehner, Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Antonin Scalia, Lamar Alexander, John Lewis, Louise Slaughter and Barack Obama.
Barack Obama is on the list for the tenth time, more than any other person on the list. Other repeats on the list: Hillary Clinton (8), Angela Merkel (7), Xi Jinping (6), Kim Jong Un (5), Vladimir Putin (4), Pope Francis (3), Benjamin Netanyahu (3), Elizabeth Warren (3), David & Charles Koch (3), and Malala Yousafzai (3).
This years list features 40 women, including, Susan Wojcicki, Laverne Cox, Taylor Swift, Emma Watson, Abby Wambach, Samantha Power, Mellody Hobson, Diane von Furstenberg, Marie Kondo and Marine Le Pen.
For the third straight year, education activist Malala Yousafzai, 17, is the youngest person on the list. The oldest person on the list is Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, at 88.