April 21, 2016

READER-POLL RESULTS

In advance of this special issue curated by TIME’s editors, we asked readers to weigh in on who they thought should make the list. Here are their top choices, by percentage of votes received:

3.3%

BERNIE SANDERS

VERMONT SENATOR

2.9%

BIG BANG

K-POP BAND

2.2%

AUNG SAN SUU KYI

BURMESE LEADER

2%

BARACK OBAMA

U.S. PRESIDENT

1.9%

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

ACTIVIST

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

This year’s honorees talk about legacy and influence–and the people who influenced them–in a series of short films produced by Francesca Trianni and edited by Diane Tsai. Watch them all at time.com/time100

1. Christine Lagarde encourages people to fight internal doubt

2. Priyanka Chopra talks about breaking stereotypes

3. Nicki Minaj praises being “unapologetic”

4. Ronda Rousey addresses optimism after failure

5. Karlie Kloss takes social media with a grain of salt

6. Lin-Manuel Miranda confronts the question “What do we leave behind?”

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This appears in the May 02, 2016 issue of TIME.

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