Taylor Swift, BTS, Rami Malek, Ariana Grande, and Chrissy Teigen are among TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2019.
The publication has revealed its annual list and a host of famous faces from the world of showbiz have featured, including
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson,
Chip and Joanna Gaines,
A number of political figures – including President Donald Trump, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.
It also featured a number of political figures – including President Donald Trump, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.
The magazine did not forget to include sports stars such as Mohamed Salah, LeBron James and Alex Morgan, executives such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Disney’s Bob Iger.
Also featured were activists Greta Thunberg and public figures such as Pope Francis and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed.
A number of stars wrote profiles on the honorees, with Shawn Mendes penning a tribute to his friend Taylor.
Shawn Mendes wrote: The magic of @taylorswift13 doesn’t come from the lights, dancers or fireworks (although all of that is incredible) but from the electrifying connection that she has with the people who are there to see her” #TIME100.
Robert Downey said: The wild success of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was a group effort … literally. Queen entrusted Rami Malek with representing their legacy, the story of their lives, and the memory of their friend and bandmate. Somewhere during said crucible, he earned it.
Ariana Grande also thanked her friend Troye Sivan on Twitter who penned her tribute for the iconic achievement.
thank u @time. I love u so much @troyesivan.
The most notable Africans to make the prestigious list include
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa
Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah
South African athlete Caster Semenya.