One of the most influential personalities in the “Pioneers” category was Billie Eilish.
Time magazine on Wednesday published a list of the 100 most influential people of 2021. Its participants are divided into several categories – “Pioneers,” “Titans,” “Icons,” “Innovators,” “Leaders,” “Artists.”
Billie Eilish became one of the most influential personalities in the “Pioneers” category. Her colleague Megan Pete, who performs under the pseudonym Megan The Stallion, described Eilish as a woman “who can stand up for herself and for the rest of the women of the world.” Among other “pioneers” who were singled out by the publication are Ben Crump (an American lawyer, a lawyer for the family of George Floyd, who died last year in Minneapolis when detained by police), a gymnast from the United States Sunisa Lee, deputy head of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.
American gymnast Simone Biles, a 19-time world champion and four-time Olympic champion, is included in the list in the “Titans” category – along with Apple CEO Tim Cook, South Korean actress Youn Yuh Jung, known for the film “Minari” (2020), and others.
In the “Icons” category, Time noted the British Prince Harry and his wife, actress Meghan Markle, for their charitable activities. More than a year ago, the prince and his American wife announced their intention to abandon the status of senior members of the British royal family and ensure their financial independence. They moved to the United States, where they signed a contract to produce and create audio and video content with the Swedish audio streaming service Spotify and the American Netflix. This category includes, among others, Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and Alexei Navalny, American singers Britney Spears and Dolly Parton.
One of the most influential people in the “Innovators” category was the executive director of the American company Nvidia, Jensen Huang. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Katalin Kariko, a biochemist from Hungary, John Nkengasong, director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the Ethereum cryptocurrency, were also in this category.
In the “Leaders” group, Time noted the head of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese President Xi Jinping, the leader of the political wing of the radical Taliban movement Abdul Ghani Baradar and others.
The most influential people in the category “Artists” according to the magazine were: American actress Kate Winslet, director of the Oscar-winning film “Nomadland” (2020), Chloe Zhao, rapper Lil Nas X, writer Nora K. Jemisin.