Time magazine has published its list of the “100 most influential people” for the year 2019, naming Prime Minister Imran Khan, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden on the list.
The list is made up of five categories: Pioneers, Leaders, Artists, Icons, and Titans.
In the “Leaders” category, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were named along with Pope Francis.
In the sub-list of “Artists”, Mahershala Ali, Glenn Close, Ariana Grande, Dwayne Johnson, and Brie Larson were named, among others.
Two Game of Thrones stars – Emilia Clarke and Richard Madden – were also named among the most influential people in the current year.
Comedian Hasan Minhaj, actress Sandra Oh, Chrissy Teigen, and Samin Nosrat were placed in the category of “Pioneers”.
The “Titans” category named Mohamed Salah, Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Mukesh Ambani, among others.
In the section of “Icons”, Taylor Swift, former US first lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga and Rappler founder Maria Ressa were named.
In the description mentioning details of Prime Minister Khan, journalist Rashid Khan said that he generates the broadest hope among people of an impoverished nation.
He said that the young and old hope that Prime Minister Khan can turn Pakistan around and help make “South Asia an ocean of peace rather than a state of permanent conflict”.
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