NEW YORK — Tonight, the 12th annual Time 100 gala celebrating Time magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people takes place, Tuesday, April 26 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center inside the Time Warner Center in New York City. The event will feature performances by Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, honorary tributes from members of this year’s list and remarks from Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp, Time Editor Nancy Gibbs and Time Publisher Meredith Long.
Current members of the TIME 100 attending the gala include: Melissa McCarthy, Caitlyn Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Gael García Bernal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ariana Grande, Priyanka Chopra, Aziz Ansari, Karlie Kloss, Gina Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, Riccardo Tisci, Reince Priebus, Lewis Hamilton, Lester Holt, Eli Broad, Guo Pei, Marilynne Robinson, Christiana Figueres, Darren Walker, Sergio Moro, Yuri Milner, Bjarke Ingels, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Denis Mukwege, Mona Hanna-Attisha, Marc Edwards, Jaha Dukureh and many more.
Other prominent guests attending include: Jill Biden, Scott Kelly, Padma Lakshmi, Alexander Wang, Rand Paul, Samantha Power, Matt Lauer, Trevor Noah, Marina Abramović, Lindsey Vonn, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, Ben Falcone, Martha Stewart, Gayle King, Ehud Barak, Jenna Lyons, Wendi Murdoch, Barbara Walters, Mia Farrow, A.R. Rahman, Eric Schmidt, Charlie Rose, Evan Williams, Perry Chen, Jenji Kohan, Matthew Weiner, Diane Paulus, Jason Robert Brown, John Green, Preet Bharara, Arianna Huffington, David Muir, Pete Cashmore, David Chang, Marie Kondo, Danny Meyer, Lauren Groff, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Obiageli Ezekwesili and many more. Several of these attendees are alumni of the Time 100 list or writers from the issue.
Time Editor Nancy Gibbs writes in her editor’s letter in the issue: “Each year our Time 100 list lets us step back and measure the forces that move us…. There are world leaders and local activists, artists and athletes, scientists, moguls and a number of people who are running for President of the United States. One way or another they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke the record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what we’re capable of. They are seekers, with a fearless willingness to be surprised by what they find…. The people on the list, each in their own way, have lessons to teach. We can debate those lessons; we don’t have to endorse them or agree with them. But the influence of this year’s TIME 100, to my mind, is that down to the last person, they have the power to make us think. And they are using it.”