The TIME 100

To help select the world's most influential people, leading newsmakers offer their nominations when asked, Who should be on this year's list?

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Tim Gunn
The host of Tim Gunn's Guide to Style is the chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne Inc.
Diane von Furstenberg, the fashion designer ne plus ultra, epitomizes innovation and uncompromising style. The president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, she is an undisputed leader as America has achieved global domination of fashion. Viva DVF!

LeBron James
The NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist is a past TIME 100 honoree
Jay Schottenstein, an Ohio business leader and philanthropist, has supported the translation and elucidation of the Talmud Bavli into English, Hebrew and French. The Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud is now utilized by more than 2 million people worldwide.

Suze Orman
The personal-finance guru and best-selling author is a former TIME 100 honoree
Sheila Bair, chairwoman of the FDIC, was one of the first government officials to recognize the danger of the subprime crisis and was relentless in fighting for a temporary increase on the limits of FDIC insurance. Because of her efforts, your FDIC-insured deposits are safe and sound.

Bill O'Reilly
The most recent book by the host of Fox's The O'Reilly Factor is A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is one of the most generous men in America. By donating millions to charity each year, he sets an example and elevates the political landscape. He is firm without being mean, effective without doing harm. He is devoting his life to helping others.

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