The 100 Most Influential
People of 2019

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Dwayne Johnson


He is the true embodiment of the idea that people may forget what you said, people may forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

— Gal Gadot

Taylor Swift


The magic of Taylor Swift doesn't come from the lights, dancers or fireworks (although all of that is incredible) but from the electrifying connection that she has with the people who are there to see her.

— Shawn Mendes

Sandra Oh


With her nuanced characters, Sandra Oh has chosen to fearlessly take up space in a universe that has not always made space for her.

— Shonda Rhimes

Mohamed Salah

Soccer Player

Mo Salah is a better human being than he is a football player. And he’s one of the best football players in the world.

— John Oliver

Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is living proof that when it comes to getting the job done, more often than not, it takes a woman.

— Hillary Rodham Clinton

Gayle King


To be present, but not centered. To observe. To bear witness. Gayle has long honed this craft.

— Ava DuVernay

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