Top Living Influential Americans

Living Americans who received votes from panelists

As we assembled our list of the top 100 influential figures in American history, we took note of the living Americans who received votes from our panelists:

See below for more on America’s most influential filmmakers, musicians, critics, architects, and poets—along with The Atlantic’s full list of the 100 most influential figures in American history
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