Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Make ‘TIME’ 100 Most Influential People List

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We reported yesterday that a couple of Nigerians made Time’s Most Influential People’s list, and still on the same list, we think you should know the Hollywood entertainers that made it through.

TIME magazine has unveiled its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2015. And some of the biggest celebrities in the world have landed on the list — alongside dignitaries, luminaries and politicians.

Kanye West appears on one of the covers (issues out Friday) under the Titans category. An essay about him was penned by SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk. Meanwhile, Martha Stewart was enlisted to write an essay about Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, who has also been dubbed a Titan.

Kanye West

Taylor Swift not only makes the list as an Icon, with her essay being written by Law & Order: SVUstar Mariska Hargitay (one of Swift’s cats is, of course, named after Hargitay’s SVU character), but Swift also wrote a piece about TV chef Ina Garten.

“In our annual ‘TIME 100′ issue, we tell 100 stories of individual influence. But taken together, these stories are an anthem to interaction, the convergence that occurs when a good idea goes viral. The technology that connects us also connects our worlds, of art and science and business and politics. So when we were debating whom to approach to write for this issue, we looked for people who could speak to their subject’s influence in all its dimensions,” TIME editor Nancy Gibbs said. “Every year we hope the ‘TIME 100′ will introduce you to influential people you might not have met before and encourage you to find out more about them.”

Other celebrities who have nabbed a spot on the 2015 Most Influential list include Bradley Cooper, Lee Daniels, Amy Schumer, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pratt and more.


Jordan Abiola

Jordan Abiola

Non-Conformist. Content Specialist for Entertainment & Pop-Culture. I am incredibly clear about my opinions, grounded in my own sense of identity and very assertive about being me so i am not easily swayed by what other people think of me. #TheJordanBrand

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