What do Gayle King,Nancy Pelosi, and Taylor Swifthave in common? They’re all included onTime Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2019. In fact, there are more women on the list than ever before – 48. Last year there were only 45. Other phenomenal women who were recognized include Sandra Oh,Michelle Obama, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,Lady Gaga, and Regina King.
There are some really great guys on the list, too. They include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Mahershala Ali,Spike Lee, LeBron James, and Tiger Woods.
Of course, the list isn’t without its controversy. Apparently Jessica Chastain and others were not pleased that both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaughwere included. Chastain said, “You put her on the same list as the man she said assaulted her. So disappointing.”
According to an insider at the magazine, the list is about influence “for good or for ill.” In fact,Vladimir Putin has been on the list several times. “Every year, they do unpopular choices,” the source said.
You can see the whole list HERE.