Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Simone Biles top TIME 100 list

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Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, gymnast Simone Biles and singer Billie Eilish topped TIME Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2020.
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The duke and duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, were among TIME Magazine's list of 100 most influential people. File Photo by Mark Thomas/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 15 (UPI) --

The publication released its annual list highlighting public figures across the globe that its editors consider to be icons, pioneers, titans, artists, leaders and innovators. The list includes political figures, entertainers, philanthropists, athletes, entrepreneurs and artists.

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TIME Magazine notes that those on the list are considered influential, whether for the betterment of the world, or not.

The duke and duchess of Sussex topped the magazine's list of influential icons, a category that also included Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka; Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny; musicians Britney Spears and Dolly Parton; civil rights figure Sherrilyn Ifill; Los Angeles Angels' player Shohei Ohtani; poet Cathy Park Hong; Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara; Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh; Stop AAPI Hate co-founders Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Russell Jeung and Cynthia Choi; and Palestinian activists Muna El-Kurd and Mohammed El-Kurd.

Spanish chef and philanthropist José Andrés praised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their compassion in his writeup of the couple.

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