The TIME list also included names of Janet Yellen, Joe Biden, Bella Hadid, among several others. The list has chosen the “influential people” under six categories — artists, icons, pioneers, leaders, titans, and innovators.
"Whether the warfare for Ukraine fills one with wish or with fear, Volodymyr Zelensky galvanized the world in a way we haven't seen in decades," Time editor in chief Edward Felsenthal wrote.
"For creating solutions to an existential crisis, for embodying the possibilities and the perils of the age of tech titans, for driving society's most daring and disruptive transformations, Elon Musk is TIME's 2021 Person of the Year," the magazine's editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, said.
On her selection, Al Amiri tweeted, "Thanks to @TIME for naming me on their 100 Next list, it's a mark of recognition I accept on behalf of the entire Emirates Mars Mission team, many of whom deserve the accolade a great deal more than I."
Sheikh Mohammed said, “Sultan Al Jaber is on the TIME100 list of the 100 most powerful people in the climate sector. We are proud of his international achievements and of his accelerated activity in this vital sector. We are proud of all the achievements of the UAE citizens in all sectors.”