Time’s 2016 100 Most Influential People In The World

Leonardo DiCaprio is just one of the fascinating people we’ve interviewed on “CBS This Morning” who has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, released Thursday morning. The Oscar-winning actor also graces one of six covers celebrating the list, each featuring a member of the 13th annual Time 100 list — singer and rapper Nicki Minaj, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, actress Priyanka Chopra, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde and Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway smash, “Hamilton.”


Time Magazine editor Nancy Gibbs revealed the others who made the cut, ranging from U.S. presidential candidates to Hollywood stars, and the qualities that defined them as “most influential” in the world.

Here are some highlights from the list.


Singer, songwriter

Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese politician

Aziz Ansari


Mohammed bin Nayef

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Priyanka Chopra


Hillary Clinton

Former U.S. Secretary of State, presidential candidate

Ta-Nehisi Coates


James Comey

FBI director

Tim Cook

Apple CEO

Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator, Texas, presidential candidate

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors basketball player

Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor, environmentalist

Pope Francis


Nikki Haley

Governor, South Carolina

Lewis Hamilton

Formula One driver

Lester Holt

NBC Nightly News anchor

Caitlyn Jenner

Activist, reality star

Kathleen Kennedy

Lucasfilm president

John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State

Kim Jong Un

Supreme Leader of North Korea

Christine Lagarde

International Monetary Fund director

Kendrick Lamar


Julia Louis-Dreyfus


Palmer Luckey

Inventor, founder, Oculus Rift

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Sean MacFarland

United States Army General

Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany

Yuri Milner

Venture capitalist

Nicki Minaj

Singer, rapper

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Actor, creator, “Hamilton”

Sérgio Moro

Brazilian federal judge

Barack Obama

President of the United States

Sundar Pichai

Google CEO

Reince Priebus

Republican National Committee chairman

Vladimir Putin

President of Russia

Paul Ryan

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker

Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator, Vermont, presidential candidate

Jordan Spieth


Alan Stern


Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

Donald Trump

The Trump Organization chairman and president, presidential candidate

Xi Jinping

President of the People’s Republic of China, General Secretary, Communist Party, China

Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan

Philanthropists, Facebook founder and CEO, pediatrician

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Kip Thorne

Kathy Niakan

Gina Rodriguez

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Raj Panjabi

Alan Stern

Christiana Figueres

Marc Edwards and Mona Hanna-Attisha

Mussie Zerai

Lee Berger

Nadia Murad

Dan Carder

Hope Jahren

Felix Kjellberg (a.k.a. PewDiePie)

Roy Choi

Sunita Narain

Palmer Luckey

Laura Esserman and Shelley Hwang

Caitlyn Jenner

Aziz Ansari


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