There's a total of 12 Latinos that made it on the list, including Hamilton creator and 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda; actress Gina Rodriguez; UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey; Mexican film director, producer, and screenwriter Alejandro González Iñárritu; Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz; Argentine-born Queen Máxima; actor Gael García Bernal; Pope Francis; actor Oscar Isaac; Brazilian federal judge Sérgio Moro; Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres; and current President of Argentina Mauricio Macri.
"The people on the list, each in their own way, have lessons to
teach. We can debate those lessons; we don't have to endorse them or agree with
them," TIME stated.
Seeing such a lengthy amount of people of color in this list proves the progression and strides we've made over the years. Though we wish there were more, it's also exciting to see so many Latinos here, too. Miranda was even one of the ones who landed the highly coveted cover slots. There are a few more we would have definitely added to this list, though, like actress and activist Rosario Dawson, who was recently raising awareness in Washington, D.C. about the corruption and special interests that dominate U.S. elections. Actress Eva Longoria is another who has really dedicated herself to charity work and philanthropy. Regardless, we're proud to see so many people of color who have made so many serious achievements this past year being highlighted and honored.