TIME Magazine has revealed the annual 25 Most Influential People on the Internet list.
The magazine sized up contenders for its annual list by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.
Rihanna’s impact on social media cannot be overemphasized. When she denounced Snapchat in March for trivializing her domestic violence experience, the company lost a staggering $800 million in value.
Kanye West’s return to twitter in April after a nearly year-long hiatus, his controversial comment about slavery, calling Donald Trump his brother and the success of his ‘Ye’ album made him clinch a spot.
According to TIME, Donald Trump‘s “unorthodox stream of consciousness” generates headlines and galvanizes his base. The magazine celebrates the way the President has been able to turn his Twitter account to “the ultimate presidential bully pulpit.”
Kylie Jenner‘s revelation of daughter Stormi‘s name on Instagram became the most liked photo ever and it secured her spot on the list this year.
Here’s a look at all the names that made the 25-entry list:
- Logan and Jake Paul
- Charlotte and Dave Willner
- Naomi Watanabe
- President Trump
- Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez (a.k.a. Desus and Mero)
- Sia Cooper (a.k.a. @DiaryOfAFitMommyOfficial)
- Kanye West
- Roland Szabo
- Eman al Nafjan
- Scott Rogowsky
- The Women of #BabaeAko
- Ryan (a.k.a. Ryan ToysReview)
- Shaun King
- Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler (a.k.a. @DietPrada)
- Matt Drudge
- Kayla Itsines
- Busy Philipps
- Tyler Blevins (a.k.a. Ninja)
- Lil Miquela
- The Students of Parkland, Fla.
- Ariel Martin (a.k.a. Baby Ariel)
- Kylie Jenner
Check out the full feature and read their citations on www.time.com.