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‘TIME100: The World’s Most Influential People’ Announced For ABC & Hulu

Today, TIME reveals the 2024 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue has four worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, football quarterback Patrick Mahomes, actor Taraji P. Henson, and Yulia Navalnaya, a leader of Russia’s opposition movement.

The TIME100 list includes surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The 21st-annual list features Alex Rodriguez on Patrick MahomesBurna Boy on 21 SavageMaren Morris on Jack AntonoffBlake Lively on America FerreraKate Hudson on Leslie Odom Jr.Michelle Obama on Thelma GoldenJon Huntsman on William LaiNaomi Watts on Tory BurchTom Brady on A’ja WilsonMark Zuckerberg on Jensen HuangRyan Reynolds on Michael J. FoxRichard Branson on Jigar ShahJoe Biden on Shawn Fain, and more.

TIME Chief Executive Officer Jessica Sibley said: “The influence recognized on this year’s TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people spans industries and continents. With our TIME100 partners, we are proud to convene the newest members of the TIME100 community for a day of conversation at the TIME100 Summit and for our annual TIME100 Gala, which we will once again bring viewers inside with a primetime special on ABC.”

Of the 2024 TIME100 list, TIME Editor in Chief Sam Jacobs writes in his letter to readers, “Influence, we know, is complex: it can be for better and for worse, it can span generations, categories, and perspectives…Now in our 101st year, TIME continues to evolve. Today, we convene our TIME100 community across the globe, with events spanning 12 cities and four continents…. TIME100 is an unparalleled way for us to tell essential stories about the people and ideas that shape and improve the world.” https://bit.ly/3JeuKJE


Other notable writers include Kamala Harris, Mary J. BligeAmy PoehlerPadma LakshmiHillary Rodham ClintonAnderson CooperAshton KutcherAnthony FauciZoe SaldañaTarana BurkeSalma HayekLenny Kravitz and more.

This year’s list features 51 women, including Sofia Coppola, Kylie MinogueDua LipaFantasia BarrinoTaraji P. HensonYulia NavalnayaJenny Holzer, Kelly Sawyer PatricofNorah WeinsteinJoanne CrevoiseratAlia BhattLauren Groff, Kelly Ripa, Rachel Goldberg-Polin and others.

The list features world leaders and other U.S. political figures, including William BurnsGreg AbbottAjay BangaDiana Salazar MéndezJack SmithElise StefanikDonald TuskAndriy YermakMarina SilvaMohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and more.

Over a dozen entertainers are featured on this year’s list, including Elliot PageBurna BoyDua Lipa21 SavageJeffrey WrightKylie MinogueFantasia BarrinoAmerica FerreraTaraji P. HensonMaya RudolphDa’Vine Joy RandolphColman DomingoDev PatelAlex Edelman and more.

Athletes on this year’s list include Max VerstappenPatrick MahomesSiya KolisiA’ja WilsonJenni Hermoso and Sakshi Malik.

Fashion, visual and literary arts icons featured include Jenny HolzerTory BurchJonathan AndersonLaToya Ruby FrazierThelma GoldenJames McBride and more, as well as media figures and journalists, including Kelly RipaConnie WalkerMotaz Azaiza and E. Jean Carroll.

Satya Nadella and Patrick Mahomes are both on the list for the 3rd time, more than any other person on the list this year. Other repeats include America Ferrera (2), Taraji P. Henson(2), Hayao Miyazaki (2), Michael J. Fox (2) and Jensen Huang (2).

Motaz Azaiza, 25 years old, is the youngest person on this year’s list. The oldest person on this year’s list is Joel Habener, who is 86 years old.


TIME will celebrate the 2024 TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people at the TIME100 Summit on April 24 and the TIME100 Gala on April 25 in New York City. The gala will air as a primetime television special on May 12 on ABC.

The fourth-annual TIME100 Summit will convene leaders from the global TIME100 community to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world. Speakers for the day-long event include singer-songwriter, actor and entrepreneur Selena Gomez, actor and producer Elliot Page, actor and activist Jane Fonda, Tory Burch executive chairman and chief creative officer Tory Burch, professional basketball player A’ja Wilson, 68th U.S. secretary of state John Kerry, comedian, writer, producer and actor Alex Edelman and many more.

The 18th-annual gala will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson and feature performances by Dua Lipa and Fantasia Barrino, the presentation of a TIME Impact Award to Michael J. Fox, as well as special appearances by Patrick MahomesMaya RudolphKelley Robinson21 Savage and other members of this year’s list, remarks from TIME CEO Jessica Sibley and Editor in Chief Sam Jacobs, and more.

The 2024 TIME100 Summit and the TIME100 Gala are presented by premier partner Booking.com, signature partners CitiMerck and Northern Data Group, and supporting partners Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Verizon.

For the fifth year in a row, TIME Studios and ABC will present a “TIME100” primetime television special, and for the third year in a row, the television special will bring viewers inside the 18th-annual TIME100 Gala, airing Sunday, May 12 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC, which will be available to stream next day on Hulu. The 2024 “TIME100: The World’s Most Influential People” television special will be created by TIME Studios, the Emmy Award®-winning television, film and immersive division of TIME, produced with P&G and presented by sponsor Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

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