Time has released a list of the most influential personalities of 2023, it is divided into 6 categories: artists, innovators, titans, leaders, icons and pioneers. The rating is also interesting because the winners are presented by no less interesting personalities – for example, a presentation to Elena Zelenskaya was created by Jill Biden, and another Ukrainian woman on the list, human rights activist Alexandra Matviychuk, was presented by Hillary Clinton.
“I didn’t do anything, it broke by itself?”. Turn this superpower into your work
At the same time, many representatives of the technology industry were noted in the ranking, such as Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki, Disney CEO Bob Iger and others.
Sam Altman is the co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, the company that launched ChatGPT last year.
In the “Artists” and “Icons” categories, athletes, singers and actors were mainly noted. The most influential personalities were recognized as the star of the TV series The Last Of Us, Pedro Pascal, a 2023 Oscar nominee for his role in The Banshee of Inisherina, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Coolidge. The latter was remembered by the audience for the role of Stifler’s mother in the comedy American Pie, but she received real recognition thanks to her work in the TV series White Lotus. Time called Coolidge a hope for “late bloomers” – people who came to success already in adulthood.
Jennifer Coolidge at the Golden Globes
Among political figures, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US President Joe Biden were noted.
The current list includes 50 women, including two Ukrainians – the first lady of Ukraine and a human rights activist (both fell into the “Leaders” category). Jill Biden wrote about Olena Zelenskaya that she “did not expect to become a warrior for the people of Ukraine, but she answered this challenge with boundless courage.”
Michael B. Jordan is an American actor best known for Black Panther and Creed: Rocky’s Legacy. Drew Barrymore is an American actress, producer, and director who heads her own production company, Flower Films. Colin Farrell is an Irish film actor, Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner.
Jennifer Coolidge – actress, winner of the “Golden Globe” for her role in the TV series “White Lotus”. Pedro Pascal – actor, starring in the TV series The Last Of Us. King Charles is the reigning king of Great Britain, he has been waiting for the ascension to the throne for the longest time in British history.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay in The Last of Us
Sam Altman is the co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, the company that launched ChatGPT last year. MrBeast is an American YouTuber who is now followed by 112 million users, making him “the person with the most subscribers on YouTube”. Robin Zeng is the founder and CEO of Contemporary Amperex Technology, one of the largest suppliers of lithium-ion batteries and storage systems for electric vehicles in China. Margaret Mitchell is the founder of AI ethics at Google, who has previously criticized the company for trying to censor negative reviews of its products.
YouTube blogger Jimmy Donaldson (MrBeast) and ex-YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki
Elena Zelenskaya – First Lady of Ukraine Joe Biden – US President Olaf Scholz – German Chancellor Alexandra Matviychuk – Nobel laureate and Ukrainian human rights activist
Elon Musk during one of the Tesla presentations
Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for French club Paris Saint-Germain. Record holder for the number of goals scored in the national team of Argentina and Barcelona. Elon Musk is a billionaire and entrepreneur, founder of SpaceX, PayPal, Neuralink and The Boring Company, CEO of Tesla and Twitter. Beyoncé is the most award-winning American singer in Grammy history.
Bob Iger is an American entrepreneur and CEO of Disney. Hidetaka Miyazaki is President of From Software and developer of Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Elden Ring. He became the second video game developer to make the Time 100 list after Shigeru Miyamoto in 2007.