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TIME magazine has announced its list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2021. The actual magazine issue will arrive on Friday — with a cover featuring Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan — but TIME named this year's honourees today. Here they are!

TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People: 2021 full list

On top of Harry and Meghan, some of the big names from the celebrity world to crack the list include Dolly Parton, Billie Eilish, Scarlett Johansson, Britney Spears, and Lil Nas X.

Athletes including Simone Biles, Tom Brady, and Naomi Osaka are also recognized on this year's list, as are political figures like US President Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Here's the complete list, separated into TIME's six subcategories:


  • Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Alexei Navalny
  • Britney Spears
  • Sherrilyn Ifill
  • Dolly Parton
  • Shohei Ohtani
  • Cathy Park Hong
  • Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara
  • Nasrin Sotoudeh
  • Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Russell Jeung and Cynthia Choi
  • Muna El-Kurd and Mohammed El-Kurd


  • Billie Eilish
  • Ben Crump
  • Adi Utarini
  • Sunisa Lee
  • Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy
  • Fatih Birol
  • Aurora James
  • Adar Poonawalla
  • Phyllis Omido
  • Frans Timmermans
  • Indyra Mendoza and Claudia Spellmant
  • Roger Cox
  • Olimpia Coral Melo Cruz
  • Dorottya Redai
  • Esther Ze Naw Bamvo and Ei Thinzar Maung


  • Simone Biles
  • Tim Cook
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Timbaland and Swizz Beatz
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • Tom Brady
  • Youn Yuh Jung
  • Allyson Felix
  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Kenneth C. Frazier and Kenneth I. Chenault
  • Luiza Trajano


  • Kate Winslet
  • Bad Bunny
  • Chloé Zhao
  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Lil Nas X
  • Jessica B. Harris
  • Bowen Yang
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Mark Bradford
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Steven Yeun
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Omar Sy
  • Barbara Kruger
  • Kane Brown


  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
  • Joe Biden
  • Xi Jinping
  • Liz Cheney
  • Kamala Harris
  • Mario Draghi
  • Tucker Carlson
  • Naftali Bennett
  • Stacey Abrams
  • Nayib Bukele
  • Donald Trump
  • Narendra Modi
  • Mahbouba Seraj
  • Joe Manchin
  • Ebrahim Raisi
  • Rochelle Walensky
  • Mamata Banerjee
  • Ron Klain
  • Elisa Loncon Antileo
  • Abdul Ghani Baradar


  • Jensen Huang
  • Elon Musk
  • Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Katalin Kariko
  • Mary Barra
  • John Nkengasong
  • MiMi Aung
  • Vitalik Buterin
  • Viya
  • Barney Graham
  • Friederike Otto and Geert Jan van Oldenborgh
  • Kengo Kuma
  • Sara Menker
  • Lidia Morawska

TIME also released a short essay on each honouree, and some stars penned the piece for a fellow member of the list. Meghan and Prince Harry, for example, did the write-up for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first African and first woman to lead the WTO.

The full issue, on "The World's Most Influential People," will hit news stands and digital reading services this Friday, Sept. 17. A television special on the list will follow on Sept. 20.

You can click here to revisit Harry and Meghan's appearance on last year's TIME100 TV event.