Photographs by Sebastian Kim for TIME
April 21, 2015

The TIME 100 recognizes the world’s most influential people. From Julianna Margulies‘ push to pass Erin’s Law, a sexual assault prevention bill for children, to Bryan Stevenson and his work on the Equal Justice Initiative, the 2015 TIME 100’s focus is on making the world a better place.

Help support the TIME 100—especially those who work under the radar and in small communities—by drawing attention to their causes with the hashtag #TIME4Change.


Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

Read Gordon Brown on Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow for the 2015 TIME 100.


Karlie Kloss

Read Karlie Kloss on Alexander Wang for the 2015 TIME 100.


Amy Schumer

Read Tilda Swinton on Amy Schumer for the 2015 TIME 100.


Rudolph Tanzi

Read Maria Shriver on Rudolph Tanzi for the 2015 TIME 100.


Mia Farrow


Tamron Hall


John Green

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Laverne Cox

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Bryan Stevenson

"I believe that each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done." – Bryan Stevenson #TIME4change @time

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Read Serena Williams on Bryan Stevenson for the 2015 TIME 100.


Malala Yousafzai

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Julianna Margulies

Erin’s Law provides personal body safety taught to kids in Pre-K-12th grade. The law requires schools to teach kids the differences between safe and unsafe touches, safe and unsafe secrets, empowering students to speak up and tell if they are being abused instead of keeping it a secret. Founder and survivor of child sexual abuse Erin Merryn has made it her personal mission to get Erin’s Law passed in all 50 states going capital to capital testify to lawmakers. Currently Erin’s Law is passed in 21 states and pending in 22 others.

Project A.L.S. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 whose mission is to identify and support aggressive research toward treatments and a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It was founded by producer Jenifer Estess in 1998, when she was diagnosed with the disease at age 35. ALS is a devastating brain disease that is closely related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and robs people of the ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. www.projectals.org

Read Kirsten Gillibrand on Julianna Margulies for the 2015 TIME 100.


Katie Couric


Craig Newmark

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Christopher Fabian

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Barbara Van Dahlen

Read Barbara Van Dahlen on Vikram Patel for the 2015 TIME 100.


Diane von Furstenberg

Read Jessica Alba on Diane von Furstenberg for the 2015 TIME 100.


Maria Shriver

Read Maria Shriver on Rudolph Tanzi for the 2015 TIME 100.


Mark Kelly


Danny Meyer

Read Tom Colicchio on Danny Meyer for the 2015 TIME 100.


Obiageli Ezekwesili

Read Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe on Obiageli Ezekwesili for the 2015 TIME 100.


Perry Chen

Read Kristen Bell on Perry Chen for the 2013 TIME 100.

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