TIME reveals 100 Most Influential People of 2017 -- check out full list

TIME magazine unveiled its annual "TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World" list on Thursday, a widely-ranging group that includes global leaders and their advisers, musicians and movie stars, world-class athletes and chief executives.

U.S. President Donald Trump made the list for a second time, and this year, so did his top two advisers, his daughter, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

But the eclectic mix of names, selected by TIME editors, also includes Olympic gymnastic champion Simone Biles, Pope Francis, Republican donor Rebekah Mercer, and actor Ryan Reynolds.

This year's 14th annual issue features five worldwide covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: singer John Legend, actress Viola Davis, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, philanthropist Melinda Gates, and British actor Riz Ahmed.

"Some years the list has the feel of a loose, lively dinner party, people who mostly don't know each other but would get along if they did. This year is a bit more complicated," says TIME editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs in her essay introducing the 2017 list. "These past 12 months have sharpened our edges as political debates in the U.S. and Europe, the Middle East and Asia, turned jagged and primal and seem almost perfectly designed to divide us more deeply."

She singles out several people — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, FBI Director James Comey and White House adviser Stephen Bannon — as examples of individuals who influenced heated debates.

"In divisive times, it's tempting to nestle in a comfort zone, surrounded by people who look like us, think like us,pray like us, vote like us," Gibbs writes." Yet many of the men and women on this year's list are calling us out, using the technologies that connect us to expand how we see the world."

Each person on the list, which includes 40 women, is introduced in a profile written by another notable figure. for example, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote about Ahmed, John McCain introduced Comey, and Henry Kissinger profiled Kushner. Other writers include Sheryl Sandberg (Gates), Mikhail Gorbachev (Vladimir Putin), Taylor Swift (Ed Sheeran), and Ted Cruz (Mercer).

LGBT activist Gavin Grimm 17, is the youngest person on the list. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is 87, is the oldest.

The complete TIME 100 list can be found on the magazine's website and below:

Time Magazine's 2017 Most Influential People
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Time Magazine's 2017 Most Influential People

Samantha Bee - Pioneer

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 Chance The Rapper - Pioneer 

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 Constance Wu - Pioneer 

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 Gavin Grimm - Pioneer 

(Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

 Kirsten Green  - Pioneer 

 (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

 Bob Ferguson  - Pioneer 


Ivanka Trump - Pioneer


Demis Hassabis - Pioneer 

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 Barbara Lynch - Pioneer 

(Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

 Hamdi Ulukaya - Pioneer

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Jared Kushner - Pioneer

(Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Celina Turchi - Pioneer

Photo Credit: Twitter

Jordan Peele - Pioneer 

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Glenda Gray - Pioneer 


Yuriko Koike - Pioneer 

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Conor McGregor - Pioneer 

 Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

 Riz Ahmed - Pioneer

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Guus Velders - Pioneer

Photo Credit - Twitter/Guus Velders 

Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland, and Carmen Perez - Pioneer

(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

Natalie Batalha, Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Michaël Gillon - Pioneer

Photo Credit: Getty/Twitter/Twitter

Emma Stone - Artist

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Colson Whitehead - Artist

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 Ed Sheeran - Artist

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Alicia Keys - Artist 

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Ryan Reynolds - Artist

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Donald Glover - Artist

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Leslie Jones - Artist

(Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)

Ben Platt - Artist

(Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Ava DuVernay - Artist

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok 

 Barry Jenkins - Artist

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Margot Robbie - Artist

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Sarah Paulson- Artist

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

James Corden - Artist

(Photo by Desiree Stone/FilmMagic)

John Legend - Artist

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Alessandro Michele - Artist


Kerry James Marshall - Artist

(Photo by Brett T. Roseman/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Demi Lovato - Artist 

 (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Theresa May - Leader 


Narenda Modi - Leader

(Photo credit should read IVAN SEKRETAREV/AFP/Getty Images)

Chuck Schumer - Leader

 (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Donald Trump - Leader

 REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Elizabeth Warren  -  Leader

(Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Julian Assange - Leader 

 REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Files

James Comey  - Leader

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 Kim Jong Un - Leader


Reince Priebus - Leader

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 Xi Jinping - Leader

 ( VESA MOILANEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Rodrigo Duterte - Leader

 REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Stephen Bannon - Leader

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Theo Epstein - Leader

Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Perez - Leader

 (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

 Vladimir Putin - Leader

(Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

 Wang Qishan - Leader

(Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

 Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Leader

(Photo by Binnur Ege Gurun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

 Sandra Day O'Connor - Leader


Pope Francis - Leader

REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

General James Mattis - Leader

REUTERS/Eric Thayer

King Maha Vajiralongkorn - Leader

REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Juan Manuel Santos - Leader

REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

Major General Qasem Soleimani - Leader

Photo Credit : Getty 

 Melinda Gates - Leader

REUTERS/Denis Balibouse 

Janet Yellen - Titan

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

 LeBron James - Titan

Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

 Daniel Ek - Titan

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bernard J. Tyson - Titan

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Evan Spiegel - Titan

 (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

George Church - Titan

Photo Credit Harvard University 

Jean Liu - Titan

 REUTERS/Mike Blake

 Tom Brady - Titan

 Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

James Allison - Titan

Photo Credit: Getty 

 Rebekah Mercer - Titan

 (Photo by Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Jason Blum - Titan

(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Jeff Bezos - Titan

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Vijay Shekhar Sharma - Titan 

Photographer: Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Margrethe Vestager - Titan

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Simone Biles - Icon 

REUTERS/Mike Blake 

 Ashley Graham - Icon

(Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

Cindy Sherman - Icon

(Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)

John Lewis - Icon

REUTERS/Scott Audette

Margaret Atwood - Icon

 REUTERS/Mark Blinch

 Colin Kaepernick - Icon

Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

 Jeanette Vizguerra - Icon

(Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

 Neymar - Icon 

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 RuPaul - Icon

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok 

Raf Simons - Icon

REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Biram Dah Abeid - Icon

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Leila de Lima - Icon 

 (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

David Adjaye - Icon

Photo Credit Press Association 

 Gretchen Carlson - Icon

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Fatou Bensouda - Icon

REUTERS/Eric Vidal

 Thelma Aldana - Icon

REUTERS/Josue Decavele

 Fan BingBing - Icon 

(Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

 Viola Davis - Icon

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Raed Saleh - Icon

REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista - Icon

Photo Credit : Twitter 


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