An Egyptian soccer hero and a sporting legend who just completed an improbable comeback. The first woman to be speaker of the house and the youngest woman elected to Congress. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and President Donald Trump.
Those are just some of the individuals selected for this year’s edition of Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the most influential people in the world. It marks the 16th year for Time 100, and the first under the magazine’s new owners, Marc and Lynne Benioff.
Time’s new owners announced earlier this month that there will be a day-long conference in New York City on the same day as its annual Time 100 gala, where honorees gather. This year’s events take place on April 23 hours before the nighttime gala.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren writes for Time:
Her commitment to putting power in the hands of the people is forged in fire. Coming from a family in crisis and graduating from school with a mountain of debt, she fought back against a rigged system and emerged as a fearless leader in a movement committed to demonstrating what an economy, a planet and a government that works for everyone should look like.
A year ago, she was taking orders across a bar. Today, millions are taking cues from her. She reminds all of us that even while greed and corruption slow our progress, even while armies of lobbyists swarm Washington, in our democracy, true power still rests with the people. And she’s just getting started.
— TIMEPolitics (@TIMEPolitics) April 17, 2019