For my final post on the class blog, I will encourage everyone to go out to your nearest newstand and purchase a copy of the TIME 100 World's Most Influential People.
It is a double-issue that is devoted entirely to people who the editors at TIME Magazine think are changing the world. First published in 1999 as the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century, this has been an annual issue since 2004.
As I mentioned before, this is a list -- in no sesequential -- that honors people are who shaping and changing, for better or worse, how the world is run. Each person who is selected is briefly discussed in an article that is written by a celebrity or a person of high importance in that person's related field of expertise.
Those recognized fall in one of five categories: Leaders & Revolutionaries, Builders & Titans, Artists & Entertainers, Scientists & Thinkers, and Heroes & Icons. Within each category, the 20 most influential people (sometimes pairs or small groups) are selected, for a grand total of 100 each year.
Oprah Winfrey is the only person to appear on the list every since since it was created. Some of the notable honorees this year include: Michelle Obama, Ted Turner, Brad Pitt, M.I.A., Manny Pacquiao, the Mexican druglord Joaqin Guzman, and many many others.
To see the complete list, please go here. But I still encourage you to go out and buy the print issue.