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World’s 100 Most Influential Individuals, Time 2018 List

Donald Trump has been named on the Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People 2018 list, including record numbers of 45 women and 45 people under the age of 40. Shawn Mendes, and Kesha as well as French President Emmanuel Macron and China’s President Xi Jinping.

Actress Gal Gadot and tennis star Roger Federer also feature among the 100 along with talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel.

The Time list features individuals recognized for “changing the world,” regardless of the outcome of their actions. It is divided into pioneers, artists, leaders, and icons.

The magazine paired guest contributors to write about each of the 100 people on the list. Who else made the 2018 Time magazine list?

The world’s 100 most influential individuals 2018 list:

  1. Tiffany Haddish
  2. Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma González, and Alex Wind
  3. Kumail Nanjiani
  4. Cardi B
  5. Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
  6. Chloe Kim
  7. Carl June
  8. Jan Rader
  9. Peggy Whitson
  10. Issa Rae
  11. Bhavish Aggarwal
  12. Jesmyn Ward
  13. Ruth Davidson
  14. Whitney Wolfe Herd
  15. Marica Branchesi
  16. Ann McKee
  17. Trevor Noah
  18. Jian-Wei Pan
  19. Nicole Kidman
  20. Hugh Jackman
  21. Gal Gadot
  22. Ryan Coogler
  23. Sterling K. Brown
  24. Millie Bobby Brown
  25. Kehinde Wiley
  26. Christian Siriano
  27. Lena Waithe
  28. Greta Gerwig
  29. Roseanne Barr
  30. Shawn Mendes
  31. Guillermo del Toro
  32. Deepika Padukone
  33. JR
  34. Jimmy Kimmel
  35. Judy Chicago
  36. John Krasinski
  37. Satya Nadella
  38. Donald Trump
  39. Prince Harry
  40. Meghan Markle
  41. Carmen Yulín Cruz
  42. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
  43. Sadiq Khan
  44. Justin Trudeau
  45. Xi Jinping
  46. Sean Hannity
  47. J.J. Watt
  48. Robert Mueller
  49. Kenneth C. Frazier
  50. Nancy Pelosi
  51. Kim Jong Un
  52. Leo Varadkar
  53. Emmerson Mnangagwa
  54. Jacinda Ardern
  55. Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb
  56. Shinzo Abe
  57. Sheikh Hasina
  58. Jeff Sessions
  59. Moon Jae-in
  60. Emmanuel Macron
  61. Mauricio Macri
  62. Scott Pruitt
  63. Haider al-Abadi
  64. Jennifer Lopez
  65. Chadwick Boseman
  66. Rihanna
  67. Adam Rippon
  68. Tarana Burke
  69. Cristina Jiménez
  70. Janet Mock
  71. Kesha
  72. Kevin Kwan
  73. Ronan Farrow, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey
  74. Maxine Waters
  75. Sinta Nuriyah
  76. Rachael Denhollander
  77. Daniela Vega
  78. Virgil Abloh
  79. Christopher Wylie
  80. Roger Federer
  81. Oprah Winfrey
  82. Jeff Bezos
  83. Cindy Holland
  84. Kevin Durant
  85. Elon Musk
  86. Sonia Friedman
  87. Giuliano Testa
  88. Masayoshi Son
  89. Elizabeth Diller
  90. Virat Kohli
  91. Adam Neumann
  92. Pony Ma
  93. José Andrés
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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a media and technology executive, macro-economist, strategic thinker, chair, and chief executive officer of the CEOWORLD magazine, one of the world’s most influential and recognized global news publications. Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders daily. Additionally, he serves as the chair and founding member of the CEOWORLD magazine’s Inclusion Advisory Board.

In his current role, he counsels and collaborates with c-suite executives of large multinational corporations, helping them drive change in their companies to improve their competitiveness. Dr. Amarendra has extensive experience in serving on numerous boards. He leads and supports a globally dispersed team of columnists, correspondents, editors, journalists, reporters, researchers, and industry analysts.

He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School, Paris, France. He also received his Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris, France, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his master’s degree in Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States.

As CEO, he transformed the CEOWORLD magazine into a highly efficient, digital-first, profitable enterprise. Today, CEOWORLD magazine is a standard bearer for modern responsible journalism. Dr. Amarendra retains a strong desire to continuously improve his skills and abilities and believes that the first step to being a true leader is to inspire others to lead with you.

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