The TIME 100 influential list is out and it might surprise you

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  • This year's gamechangers

    When TIME magazine publish their top 100 lists, the world listens.

    Their lists, including, TIME’s most influential teenagers, have long become the forecaster for trendsetters and gamechangers across all businesses and industries.

    From reading the list, you’ll notice some are familiar for their greatness, others for their notoriety (ahem, we’re talking about you Mr. President and your Donald Trump quotes) and others, you may not have heard at all before – in which case, Google and prepare to be amazed.

    Here this year’s Time top 100 list of 2017

    Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian politician, activist

    David Adjaye, architect

    Riz Ahmed, actor

    Thelma Aldana, Attorney General of Guatemala

    James Allison, immunologist

    Guillem Anglada-Escudé, Natalie Batalha and Michaël Gillon, astronomers

    Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks

    Margaret Atwood, novelist

    Stephen Bannon, White House Chief Strategist

    Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista, activist

    Samantha Bee, actor, comedian

    Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

    Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon

    Simone Biles, gymnast

    Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour, organizers, Women’s March

    Jason Blum, director

    Tom Brady, football player, New England Patriots

    Gretchen Carlson, advocate for workplace equality, former Fox News anchor

    Chance the Rapper, rapper

    George Church, geneticist

    James Comey, director, FBI

    James Corden, host, The Late Late Show with James Corden

    Viola Davis, actor

    Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines

    Ava DuVernay, director

    Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO, Spotify

    Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, Chicago Cubs

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey

    Fan Bingbing, actor

    Bob Ferguson, Attorney General of Washington

    Melinda Gates, philanthropist

    Melinda Gates is one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017. “Her vision for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has helped lift the lives of millions of people. Its work reflects her impatient optimism,” writes Sheryl Sandberg, the founder of “Her ability to think big and move fast. Her love of numbers. (Bill’s not the only data geek in the family.) Her passionate commitment to empowering women and girls, seen in the foundation’s support for increasing access to contraceptives in developing countries. Her fundamental belief in human dignity. It’s all there, woven tightly into the DNA of one of the most ambitious and generous philanthropies in history.” See the full list on Photograph by @MilesAldridge for TIME. #TIME100

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    Donald Glover, actor, writer, rapper

    Ashley Graham, model

    Glenda Gray, physician and researcher

    Kirsten Green, founder, Forerunner Ventures

    Gavin Grimm, activist

    Demis Hassabis, artificial intelligence pioneer

    LeBron James, basketball player, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Barry Jenkins, director

    Leslie Jones, comedian, actor

    Colin Kaepernick, football player

    Alicia Keys, singer

    Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of North Korea

    Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser

    John Legend, singer, songwriter

    John Lewis, U.S. Congressman, 5th District of Georgia

    Leila de Lima, Philippine opposition senator

    Jean Liu, president, Didi Chuxing

    Demi Lovato, singer

    Barbara Lynch, chef, restaurateur

    Kerry James Marshall, artist

    General James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, U.S.

    Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

    Conor McGregor, mixed martial artist

    Rebekah Mercer, Republican donor

    Alessandro Michele, designer, Gucci

    Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

    Neymar, soccer player

    Sandra Day O’Connor, former Supreme Court Justice, founder, iCivics

    Sarah Paulson, actor

    Jordan Peele, actor, comedian, filmmaker

    Tom Perez, chairman, Democratic National Committee

    Ben Platt, actor

    Pope Francis, Pontifex

    Reince Priebus, White House Chief of Staff

    Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

    Ryan Reynolds, actor

    Margot Robbie, actor

    RuPaul, television personality

    Raed Saleh, head of Syria’s White Helmets

    Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

    Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator, New York

    Vijay Shekhar Sharma, entrepreneur, founder, Paytm

    Ed Sheeran, singer, songwriter

    Cindy Sherman, photographer

    Raf Simons, designer, chief creative officer, Calvin Klein

    Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force

    Evan Spiegel, CEO and co-founder, Snapchat

    Emma Stone, actor

    Donald Trump, President of the United States

    Ivanka Trump, White House special assistant

    Dr. Celina Turchi, infectious disease expert

    Bernard J. Tyson, CEO, Kaiser Permanente

    Hamdi Ulukaya, entrepreneur, CEO, Chobani

    King Maha Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand

    Guus Velders, atmospheric chemist

    Margrethe Vestager, antitrust czar, European Union

    Jeanette Vizguerra, activist

    Wang Qishan, senior leader, Communist Party, China

    Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator, Massachusetts

    Colson Whitehead, novelist

    Constance Wu, actor

    Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, General Secretary, Communist Party, China

    Janet Yellen, chair, Federal Reserve

    Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo

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