Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Pope Francis on Time’s 100 Most Influential List—Who Else Made the Cut?
She broke the Internet last year and now she’s been dubbed the “first lady of #fame.”
Kim Kardashian made Time magazine’s 2015 100 Most Influential People list, which was revealed on Thursday, and joins husband Kanye West as well as pop star Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper and returning honorees Pope Francis and President Barack Obama.
Kardashian, who had earlier this year made the outlet’s list of 30 Most Influential People on the Internet, is “beautiful in an exotic, totally exaggerated way, Kim exudes energy, sexuality, drama, determination, impetuousness and happiness,” Time guest writer Martha Stewart writes, adding, “But she and her famous, entrepreneurial siblings—shepherded by a savvy, tireless matriarch—have also expanded the very definition of family.”
Stewart calls Kardashian’s family “a blended family, of Armenian descent, with biracial pairings,” noting her marriage to West, and adds, “They work hard, and they stick together through thick and thin.”
Both are listed on Time‘s “titans” category, along with the likes of SNL Executive Producer Lorne Michaels and Empire creator Lee Daniels. Kanye also made Time’s 100 list in 2005.
The Pope and Obama have been featured on Time‘s list several times, most recently in 2014. Among the other honorees that year were music stars Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood and Pharrell Williams.
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