The Most Influential People of 2023 According to Time

Every year, starting from 1999, the American magazine Time publishes lists of the 100 most influential people in the world. The recently released 2023 ranking includes six categories: “Artists,” “Titans,” “Leaders,” “Innovators,” “Icons,” and “Pioneers.”

In the “Artists” category, which encompasses a diverse array of stars, the following individuals stand out:

Artists: Michael B. Jordan, Actor

Michael became a leader in his category. Throughout his career, he has appeared in numerous films such as “Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Fantastic Four,” “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” and many others.

Artists: Drew Barrymore, Actress

Artists: Ryan Johnson, Film Director and Screenwriter

Ryan directed films like “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Knives Out,” “Looper,” and many more.

Artists: Salma Hayek, Actress, Film Director, and Producer

Artists: Zoe Saldana, Actress

Zoe has starred in well-known films such as “Avatar,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Colombiana,” and many others.

Artists: Colin Farrell, Actor

Artists: Neil Gaiman, Writer

If you’re a literature enthusiast, you’re likely familiar with Gaiman’s works such as “American Gods,” “Stardust,” “Good Omens,” and “The Graveyard Book.” Many of Gaiman’s literary masterpieces have been adapted into film and television.

In the “Innovators” category, notable figures include:

Innovators: Sean Sherman, Chef, Author of Culinary Books

Innovators: Natasha Lyonne, Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, and Director

Natasha is best known for the series “Orange Is the New Black” and the “American Pie” film series.

In the “Titans” category, influential figures include:

Titans: Angela Bassett, Theater and Film Actress

Angela led the “Titans” category with notable roles in films like “Black Panther,” “Mission: Impossible,” and the series “American Horror Story.”

Titans: Lionel Messi, Footballer, Forward for Paris Saint-Germain, Captain of the Argentine National Team

Titans: Beyonce, Singer, Musical Producer

Titans: Elon Musk, American Entrepreneur, Engineer, and Billionaire

Elon needs no introduction with associations like Twitter, SpaceX, and Tesla.

In the “Leaders” category, featuring politicians, entrepreneurs, and public figures, prominent names include Olaf Scholz and Joe Biden.

In the “Icons” category:

Icons: Jennifer Coolidge, Actress, Stand-Up Comedian, and Screenwriter

Jennifer led the “Icons” category with a remarkable comeback.

Icons: King Charles III, King of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Icons: Pedro Pascal, Actor

Icons: Shah Rukh Khan, Indian Actor, Producer, and TV Host

Known as the “King of Bollywood,” Shah Rukh Khan is an iconic figure.

In the “Pioneers” category:

Pioneers: Doja Cat, Singer

Doja Cat led the “Pioneers” category. She gained fame in 2019 with her viral track “Mooo,” and she has been nominated three times for a Grammy.

Pioneers: MrBeast, YouTuber

Pioneers: Bella Hadid, Supermodel

Bella Hadid is one of the most famous and highly-paid models globally.

Of course, there are many more notable individuals in Time’s 2023 list of the most influential people, beyond those introduced here. You can find the complete list in the pages of the magazine.

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