TIME 2021 List of The Next 100 Most Influential People in the World

2/17/2021
TIME

NEW YORK -- TIME reveals the 2021 TIME100 Next list, an expansion of the flagship TIME100 franchise that recognizes 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of entertainment, health, politics, business and more.

The 2021 TIME100 Next issue features six worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the list: performer Dua Lipa, actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, athlete Marcus Rashford, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, fashion designer Telfar Clemens, and author Brit Bennett.

 
 

The TIME100 Next list features surprising pairings of the list members and guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The second annual list includes: Jennifer Lopez on Charli D'Amelio; Tony Hawk on Nyjah Huston; Anthony Fauci on Kizzmekia Corbett; Mitt Romney on Ben Sasse; Seth Meyers on Amber Ruffin; Shonda Rhimes on Regé-Jean Page; Beto O'Rourke on Lina Hidalgo; Jacinda Ardern on Ayesha Verrall; Killer Mike on Lil Baby; Jurnee Smollett on Misha Green; J Balvin on Anitta; Joaquin Castro on Dairon Elisondo Rojas; Spike Lee onJohn David Washington; Greta Thunberg on Vanessa Nakate; Gwen Stefani onOlivia Rodrigo; Ashley Graham on Paloma Elsesser; Rachel Maddow on Steve Kornacki; Bernice A. King on Jon Ossoff; Jamie Lee Curtis on Ana de Armas;Juan Guaidó on Svetlana Tikhanovskaya; Zendaya on Hunter Schafer; Allyson Felix on Sydney McLaughlin; Judd Apatow on John Wilson; Garth Brooks on Luke Combs; Madeline Albright on Jake Sullivan and many more.

TIME editor in chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal writes in his letter to readers: "Amid a global pandemic, deepening inequality, systemic injustice and existential questions about truth, democracy and the planet itself, the individuals on this year's list provide 'clear-eyed hope,' as actor, composer and director Lin-Manuel Miranda puts it in his tribute to poet and TIME100 Next honoree Amanda Gorman.

They are doctors and scientists fighting COVID-19, advocates pushing for equality and justice, journalists standing up for truth, and artists sharing their visions of present and future."

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