TIME magazine released 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list

Mar 17, 2016 10:11 IST

TIME magazine on 16 March 2016 unveiled its second annual 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list. The list has been topped by the artist and entrepreneur Kanye West.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi boasting more than 18 million Twitter followers and over 32 million Facebook likes stood at 15th in the list. The list says, unlike some of his contemporaries, he often uses social media to break news and conduct diplomacy.

Editors from TIME compiled the list based on two primary criteria that are global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news.

Time's 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list:

1. Kanye West

2. Joy Cho

3. James Corden

4. Laci Green

5. Josh Holz and Daniel Lara

6. DJ Khaled

7. Johnetta Elzie and DeRay Mckesson

8. J.K. Rowling

9. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (a.k.a. PewDiePie)

10 Donald Trump

11. Lele Pons

12. Cristiano Ronaldo

13. Caitlyn Jenner

14. Essena O’Neill

15. Narendra Modi

16. Elise Andrew

17. Ken M

18. Lilly Singh (a.k.a. Superwoman)

19. Matt Drudge

20. Angie Nwandu

21. Andrew Bachelor (a.k.a. King Bach)

22. Kayla Itsines

23. Peter Bouckaert

24. Kim Kardashian West

25. Josh Ostrovsky (a.k.a. The Fat Jew)

26. Drake

27. Tess Holliday

28. Helen Van Winkle (a.k.a. Baddiewinkle)

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