From science to human rights, from climate change to social media, Leaders League presents its list of the top ten most influential people in 2019.

Top Ten Most Influential People in 2019

From science to human rights, from climate change to social media, Leaders League presents its list of the top ten most influential people in 2019.

Number 1. Jacinda Ardern

On the day after the Christchurch shooting, the image of Jacinda Ardern, head covered with a black headscarf overlaid with flowers reflected in a windowpane, became instantly iconic. It encapsulated her determination, empathy and willingness to act....

Number 2. Chris Hughes

“Facebook is too big, it’s time to break it up.” This declaration did not come from a jealous rival of Mark Zuckerburg, but his friend and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. Disturbed by the dominance of Facebook in the social media sector, Hughes sou...

Number 3. Greta Thunberg

Barely sixteen, with two plaited pigtails that give her a pre-adolescent aspect, and the look of ironclad determination in her serious face, Greta Thunberg has been speaking truth to power for almost a year. The mission of this young Stockholm school...

Number 4. Katie Bouman

On April 10th 2019, the first-ever image of a black hole was taken. The photo made the front pages around the world an made the researcher Katie Bouman famous overnight. The 29-year-old from Indiana became the face of the team of 200 scientists that...

Number 5. Nigel Farage

“Brexit has to take place on the 31st of October, with or without a deal.” It was with this phrase that Nigel Farage, fresh from his Brexit Party’s victory in the European elections, affirmed his unwavering belief that the UK must leave the EU. It is...