TIME’s 2018 list of the 100 most influential people in the world was released today and we thought we’d share with you five African/African-American personalities, selected from different fields, who we find really inspiring.
From a technology founder to a comedian, here’s a list of the 5 most inspiring personalities, based on the TIME 2018 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Trevoh, 34, is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for being the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central since September 2015.
Elon, 46, is a South African-born Canadian American business magnate, investor, and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink.
Oprah, 64, is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest-rated television program of its kind in history.
Kehinde, 41, is a portrait painter known for his highly naturalistic paintings of African-Americans such as the former U.S. president Barack Obama, which was unveiled on February 12, 2018 at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
Chadwick, 40, is an American actor popularly known for portraying T’Challa in Black Panther.