Time magazine has released its list of 100 most influential people, and topping the list is Kanye West, who is also on the cover.
Of course, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk points out in Time’s cover story, West “would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list.”
“The dude doesn’t believe in false modesty, and he shouldn’t. Kanye’s belief in himself and his incredible tenacity — he performed his first single with his jaw wired shut — got him to where he is today. And he fought for his place in the cultural pantheon with a purpose,” Musk wrote.
Other celebrities who made the list include Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Reese Witherspoon, Tim McGraw, Julianne Moore, Kevin Hart, Laverne Cox, Chris Pratt, Amy Schumer, Lee Daniels, Emma Watson and Julianna Margulies.
Check out a few of Time’s most influential people — and what was said about them by some other influential people.
Reese Witherspoon by Mindy Kaling
“Reese is an artist, but she is also a hustler, a quality I recognized in her the first time I met her. She’s impatient that Hollywood won’t generate the kind of quality roles she wants to play, so she creates quality roles by creating quality movies. That resourcefulness is what makes her someone I not only admire, but someone who inspires me. And that is influence.”
Kim Kardashian by Martha Stewart
“Kim Kardashian is a media phenomenon. She has 29 million followers on Instagram and 31 million followers on Twitter, and her E! show, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians,’ is considered appointment TV by a large and diverse audience… Beautiful in an exotic, totally exaggerated way, Kim exudes energy, sexuality, drama, determination, impetuousness and happiness. But she and her famous, entrepreneurial siblings — shepherded by a savvy, tireless matriarch — have also expanded the very definition of family.”
Lee Daniels by Oprah Winfrey
“He’s a truth seeker… He knows how to rattle the nerves of the zeitgeist. He is an undeniable, singular voice, the likes of which we’ve rarely seen.”
Misty Copeland by Nadia Comaneci
“Misty proves that success is not about how you grow up or the color of your skin. Her story — of overcoming personal and physical challenges to become a soloist at the American Ballet Theater — is the story of someone who followed her dreams and refused to give up. In that way, she is a model for all young girls.”
Julianne Moore by Tom Ford
“Julianne’s character off set is just as magnetic as her onscreen presence. She has an inner beauty that will never fade. She is down to earth and real. For my 50th birthday we went white-water rafting in Idaho, where we had no baths or toilets for five days. She seemed just as comfortable in the wilderness, stripped of the trappings of stardom, as she is in front of the camera.”
Bradley Cooper by Oliver Platt
“It’s hard to make people, especially your friends, forget who you are onscreen. But Bradley’s that good. And I think we’ve seen only a hint of what’s to come.”