Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has been named among the '100 Most Influential People' of 2019 by Time magazine.
The list, which was revealed on Wednesday, chose the "influential people" under four categories: leaders, pioneers, artists, icons and titans.
Geopolitical analyst Ryan Bohl was commissioned to write a piece about Shaikh Mohammad, and said: “[Shaikh Mohammad’s] military-first approach, which has earned the UAE the nickname of Little Sparta among some U.S. officials, carries costs born of blood in Yemen and reputation in Western capitals. But [Shaikh Mohammad] attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he’s a long-term thinker; the firm belief that the benefits outweigh the costs compels him onward.”
Various world leaders were also named in 2019’s list — including US President Donald Trump, China’s Xi Jinping, Pope Francis, Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan, New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern, as well as the prime minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed.
Star footballer Mohamed Salah was included in the “Titans” section along with LeBron James and Tiger Woods, while Oscar-winner Rami Malek, Lady Gaga and Spike Lee were named in the list of artists and icons.
Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Salah are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time's annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue.
The other cover stars also included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and actors Sandra Oh and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton wrote Pelosi "is living proof that when it comes to getting the job done, more often than not, it takes a woman."
Johnson was praised for establishing a positive work environment, while Oh is cited for her creative life.
Musician Shawn Mendes wrote Swift "makes anyone older feel young again."
The issue is comprised of short tributes written by fellow global luminaries throughout all industries.
Beyonce penned an essay on former first lady Michelle Obama. President Donald Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller were also on this year's list.