Every year, Time magazine rounds up the 100 most impactful people of the past 12 months, and this year’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list is eclectic and all-encompassing, featuring A-listers from politics, sports and, of course, entertainment.
The list rounds up the 100 Most Influential People who “inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world,” according to Time. In addition to getting a slot on the list, the honorees also get a blurb written about them by an admiring celebrity.
Athletes including Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin made the cut, as well as politicians President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
Entertainers on the list include comedians Louis C.K. and Chelsea Handler, as well as “Saturday Night Live” star Kristen Wiig. “Her first screenplay — insightful, brave, groundbreaking and also hilarious,” Judd Apatow noted about her work on the Oscar-nominated “Bridesmaids.” He added that her work as a funny lady was never a comment on gender, writing, “She never thought she was making a statement about women in comedy.”
Rihanna also made the list, with fashion designer Stella McCartney writing, “She’s one of the coolest, hottest, most talented, most liked, most listened to, most followed, most impressive artists at work today, but she does it in her own stride.”
Pink honored Adele in the issue, noting, “Her success renews hope in me that the world I live in has good taste — that we still occasionally come back to what’s simple, and simply amazing.”
Other A-listers recognized by the magazine include actresses Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Tilda Swinton and Claire Danes and super-producer Harvey Weinstein.