15 Facts About Time 100


Time 100 is an annual listicle of the 100 most influential people in the world, assembled by the American news magazine Time.

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In 2004, Time 100 editors identified "three rather distinct qualities" when choosing people to be listed.

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Time 100 claimed that their technical team "did detect and extinguish several attempts to hack the vote".

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List included 10 Indians, but according to a local news station in India, Time 100 faced criticism when they excluded Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan from the list, even though he was supposedly "in the race".

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Time 100 readers contributed to the selection through an online vote of over 200 finalists.

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Time 100 readers contributed to the selection through an online vote of over 200 finalists.

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Time 100 is a list of the world's most influential men and women, not its most powerful, though those are not mutually exclusive terms.

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On September 15, Time 100 revealed the 2021 list, distributed into the categories Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders and Innovators.

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Each category has a highlighted section of personalities being featured on the Time 100 magazine cover, naming Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as Icons, Billie Eilish as Pioneer, Simone Biles as Titan, Kate Winslet as Artist, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Leader and Jensen Huang as Innovator.

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Furthermore, Time 100 held a readers poll prior to the reveal of the editors list, asking whether certain personalities should be included in this year's annual list.

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When Time magazine named Ann Coulter among its 100 "most influential people" last week, alongside such heavyweights as Ariel Sharon, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Kim Jong-il, and the Dalai Lama, the choice produced guffaws online.

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Time 100 magazine defended Coulter as a bestselling author whose controversial commentary strongly affected political debates in the US Coulter did not make additional appearances on the list.

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In February 2016, Time included the male British author Evelyn Waugh on its "100 Most Read Female Writers in College Classes" list, generating media attention and concerns regarding fact-checking at the magazine.

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Since 2014, in partnership with Rolex, Time 100 has published a class of young pioneers "in politics, business, culture, science and sports" who are reshaping the world around them.

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In 2019, Time 100 created 89 new covers to celebrate women of the year starting from 1920.

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