11 Houstonians and Texans who made it on TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people through the years

Houston Texans DE JJ Watt (left), Megan Thee Stallion (center) and Selena Gomez.
Houston Texans DE JJ Watt (left), Megan Thee Stallion (center) and Selena Gomez. (Associated Press)

HOUSTONThis year’s list of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People came out and features several of the most prominent Texans we know and love.

Some Texans and individuals with Texas ties have made it in other TIME Magazine lists in years past. From Selena Gomez to Lauren Gardner, to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, these Texans have made a difference in people’s lives and the world, respectively.

TIME publishes an annual list of 100 people — politicians, celebrities, artists, scientists, and icons — who have influenced the world that year.

Here is a list of Houstonians and Texans who made it in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in recent years. Take a look:

See the full 2020 list here.

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Year: 2019

Texas' favorite “Fixer Upper” couple made the list for their generosity and genuine passion. According to TIME in 2019, they are “grounded by their faith” in helping people.


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