The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet according to TIME

Our second annual roundup of the most influential people online

30 most influential ppl online TIME
For our second annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. Here’s who made this year’s unranked list.

  • Kanye West
  • Joy Cho
  • James Cordon
  • Laci Green
  • Josh Holz and Daniel Lara
  • DJ Khaled
  • Johnetta Elzie and DeRay Mckesson
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (a.k.a. PewDiePie)
  • Lele Pons
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Caitlyn Jenner
  • Essena O’Neill
  • Narendra Modi
  • Elise Andrew
  • Ken M
  • Lilly Singh (a.k.a. Superwoman)
  • Matt Drudge
  • Angie Nwandu
  • Andrew Bachelor (a.k.a. King Bach)
  • Kayla Itsines (Fitspiration)
  • Peter Bouckaert
  • Kim Kardashian West
  • Josh Ostrovsky (a.k.a. The Fat Jew)
  • Drake
  • Tess Holliday
  • Helen Van Winkle (a.k.a. Baddiewinkle)

Source: The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet | TIME


+Note: Nice diverse list, but about half of these are not valid. Using vanity metrics of followers too, seemed rather disingenuous when the criteria seems bigger than that based on descriptors. Will add commentary in another post.

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