TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2018

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TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2018

TIME magazine released their 100 most influential list, and two prominent Canadians are on it!

Using their time to influence people are Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and singer Shawn Mendes. While the duo was noted under different categories, they both have done Canada proud.

As the second youngest Canadian Prime Minister, Trudeau is credited with “winning people over with a message of hope and warmth, tolerance and inclusion.”

According to TIME, this issue has a record of 45 people under 40; the youngest being Millie Bobby Brown. The 14-year-old actress exploded on the small screen in Netflix’s Stranger Things. Joining her is late teen and Ontario born singer Shawn Mendes. Mendes, according to Grammy winner, John Mayer, has boundless and infectious enthusiasm and “gets better by the day.”

TIME Shawn Mendes and Justin Trudeau

Singers that made TIME Magazine’s 100

Shawn Mendes isn’t the only singer on the list; in fact, he is joined by many superstars. From J-lo to Cardi B.

Singer and makeup brand owner Rihanna made the list under the icon category. According to multiple Grammy winner, Adele, Rihanna has “designed and conquered an entire lane of her own.” Adele added that Rihanna “makers her own rules and bend ours.”

Staying with singers, we have Cardi B who made the list in the pioneer category. The Bodak Yellow hitmaker is the second female rapper to reach the US billboard hot 100. She stays true to herself and isn’t ashamed of her past because she’s now parlayed that into platinum singles and multiple hits on the US billboard hot 100.

Sports Stars on the List

All hail Roger Federer, the ‘greatest tennis player ever’ who made the list under the titan category; among Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.

With such heavy names in the category, Federer stands out because his review was written by Bill Gates! Gates said that Federer seems exempt from certain physical laws; including the laws of ageing.” Gates added that “at 36, he’s still winning Grand Slams, with a combination of grace and grit.” However, his sports superstardom isn’t the only reason for him making the list. Gates also noted Federer’s philanthropy and his “commitment to making the world a more equitable place.”