Time Magazine released its annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" list on Thursday, showcasing a select group of individuals for their impact on society, including "Hamilton" star and recent Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, NBC’s Nightly News host Lester Holt and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Six different covers of the magazine will hit the stands Friday featuring Miranda, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christina Lagarde, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, singer Nicki Minaj, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, as well as actress and singer Priyanka Chopra.
The annual list features people who have inspired others, whether positively or negatively, and ranges from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to Pope Francis. Presidential candidates were also featured, including business magnate Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Ohio Gov. John Kasich did not make the list.
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Artistic talent was also largely lauded in the list with rapper Kendrick Lamar, actress Taraji P. Henson, fashion designer Riccardo Tisci, and director Alejandro González Iñárritu making the cut.
Forty women, from the famous to the relatively unknown, also made the list. Grammy award winning artist Adele is acknowledged for her musical contributions, as well as the IMF's Lagarde, the first woman to lead a major international organization.
For each piece, another notable person profiles the influencer. Misty Copeland, the first Africa-American principal ballerina to grace the American Ballet Theater stage, wrote about NBA player Stephen Curry. Actor, writer and producer Tina Fey wrote UFC fighter Ronda Rousey's profile. Scientist and educator Bill Nye profiled Google CEO Sundar Pichai.