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Apr 25, 2018
TIME Hosts TIME 100 Gala, Celebrating Its Annual List Of The 100 Most Influential People In The World
Event Features Performances by Jennifer Lopez and Shawn Mendes

NEW YORK, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th annual TIME 100 gala, celebrating TIME's list of the world's most influential people takes place tonight, Tuesday, April 24, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event will feature performances by Jennifer Lopez and Shawn Mendes, honorary tributes from members of this year's list and remarks from TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal. TIME is a Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) brand.

The 2018 TIME 100 was announced last week, and the issue is on newsstands now. See the full list at and see the issue's six covers running worldwide at

Current members of the TIME 100 attending the gala include José Andrés, Millie Bobby Brown, Sterling K. Brown, Tarana Burke, Jaclyn Corin, Carmen Yulín Cruz, Rachael Denhollander, Ronan Farrow, Sonia Friedman, Greta Gerwig, Emma Gonzalez, Savannah Guthrie, David Hogg, Cindy Holland, Jodi Kantor, Cameron Kasky, Kesha, Nicole Kidman, Hoda Kotb, John Krasinski, Kevin Kwan, Janet Mock, Adam Neumann, Trevor Noah, Deepika Padukone, Adam Rippon, Christian Siriano, Megan Twohey, Daniela Vega, Lena Waithe, Maxine Waters, Peggy Whitson, Kehinde Wiley, Alex Wind, Whitney Wolfe Herd and more.

"The TIME 100, always a reflection of its moment, looks quite different than in the past," notes TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal, citing as one example the record 45 people on this year's list who are under 40. "Influence increasingly knows no single zip code and no minimum age," he adds, "and a common theme in the tributes is how much we can learn from the young."

Still, Felsenthal notes, "The elder-as-teacher remains a powerful theme... Seeing success in someone who looks like you, thinks like you, grew up like you can change the course of a life." 

The sponsors of the 2018 TIME 100 gala are Airtable, Citi, Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker and Victor.

Airtable, the technology platform empowering creators to work, their way, is proud to sponsor the Time 100. Leading film studios, media platforms, fashion brands, and technology companies alike turn to Airtable for their most ambitious and innovative endeavors, as do countless small businesses, non-profits, and creative workers around the globe.

Citi is the presenting sponsor of the gala for the sixth year in a row. Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

For the third consecutive year, Johnnie Walker, the world's leading blended Scotch whisky brand, is proud to raise a glass to the inspiring TIME 100 honorees and their powerful stories. This year, Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker will be at the center of the TIME 100 gala, toasting the dedication and impact of the 2018 honorees. Jane Walker is the celebration of the many achievements of women, the men who support them, and a symbol of the shared journey towards progress in gender equality.

Victor is an on-demand private jet charter marketplace, driving disruption across the private aviation industry. Launched in 2011, the company's B2C and B2B offerings rewrote the jet charter rulebook with a subscription-free, on-demand global platform allowing members to easily request, compare pricing, and evaluate aircrafts before seamlessly booking flights at the tap of a button online or via the Victor mobile app.  Victor's unique combination of technology and high-touch customer service, means that its members – with access to thousands of aircraft through a global network of over 2000 partner operators – are always connected and in control.

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For further information: Raina Dembner, Time, 212-522-4305, raina.dembner@meredith,.com; Amy Jacobs, Rubenstein Communications, 212-843-8077,