Musicians, Oscar winners, activists, and political figures like any celebrities have the power be influential people this 2019. A lot of major changes marked politics and entertainment in 2019, from new acmes of activism to the groundbreaking films, the names in this list have influenced much of the world. Even if it may seem like world leaders and politicians are the most influential public figures, celebrities are also sharing their perspectives these days:
Below are some of the people who made a difference this year:
- Dwayne Johnson
Popularly known as The Rock, Dwayne Johnson has several projects in the works at all times. This 2019, the multi-hyphenate will continue to dominate in box offices and hearts of many people.
- Bill Gates
The founder of Microsoft has left his days programming as well as a huge business behind. With Melinda, his wife, the family of Gates has established Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is a philantrophic group that aims to help fight poverty and hunger across the globe.
- Michelle Obama
The former US first lady toured the country while promoting her book titled “Becoming”. She used the tour as a platform to speak with some influential leaders on the problems close to her heart.
- Elon Musk
He has an eye on space exploration and Tesla, his electric car company.
- Ariana Grande
2018 have proven to be an up and down time for Ariana Grande. But, almost no musicians have a more dedicated fanbase like her with about 121M followers on Instagram.
- Billie Eilish
She became a bona fide rock star after releasing her debut album in March. Her set in Coachella had rabid fans who scream lyrics almost as loud as she sings.
It’s popular Kpop supergroup that continued to dominate the world with its new album.
Since 2016, she hasn’t released a new album because she is busy creating her fashion empire. But, Rihanna confirmed that she plans on releasing a new album in 2019.
- Jeff Bezos
The world’s richest man has turned Amazon to the best shopping site online.
- Donald Trump
Although many people hate him right now, he is still one of the most influential people in the world that affect the daily lives of Americans.
- Michael B. Jordan
He has become one of the successful actors in Hollywood. He also proved his versatility by playing as a hero in a film and as a villain in Black Panther.
- Sandra Oh
She became the first Asian actor to receive Golden Globe Awards when she won the prize for Best Actress. She also served as a co-host at the same historical ceremony.
- Rami Malek
He has been racking up awards as well as acclaim for being Freddie Mercury, the frontman of Queen, in a movie called The Bohemian Rhapsody. The film is considered as the highest grossing music biopic in the history.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The health of Supreme Court Justice has played an important role this year. If she can’t remain on the bench, the US President will have another chance to appoint the replacement judge, which makes it his 3rd selection.