TIME has released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The list features the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons and titans who have had the most impact this year.
This year’s list features Lewis Hamilton, Megan Thee Stallion, Naomi Osaka, Michaela Coel, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, and Black Lives Matter Founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi.
On Lewis Hamilton, Bubba Wallace expresses; “Lewis Hamilton is someone I’ve idolized. He’s poised to win his seventh Formula One championship this season, tying Michael Schumacher’s record. Seven is a magic number in racing. Dale Earnhardt Sr., Jimmie Johnson and Richard Petty have each won seven NASCAR season titles. Lewis, 35, is young enough to keep winning championships and setting new all-time records.”
On Megan Thee Stallion, Taraji P. Henson writes; “I remember hearing Megan Thee Stallion on one of those famous DJ radio shows a few years ago. She rode the beat like I’d never heard anybody ride the beat in a long time—and I’m a hip-hop head. There was something about this woman. Once you discover her, you become a fan. I don’t like to put the stigma of the word strong on Black women because I think it dehumanizes us, but she has strength—strength through vulnerability. ”
You can check the full list below: