Trump, Minaj among Time's '100 Most Influential'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says being named one of Time Magazine's '100 Most Influential' people in the world is a great honour.

UNITED STATES (Reuters) - Time magazine's annual "100 most influential people" gala brought out a mix of public figures from rappers to presidential candidates on Tuesday (April 26).

The list included Republican presidential nomination, front-runner Donald Trump and US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, along with Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, in its "leaders" category.

The "Time 100" bills itself as a collection of "world leaders," "great minds" and "other icons of the moment."

Among the icons for 2016 are rapper Nicki Minaj, who also served as one of the night's performers, model Karlie Kloss and Formula One Driver, Lewis Hamilton who took his mother along as his date.

Actors Melissa McCarthy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gael Garcia Bernal and Priyanka Chopra made the "artists" list. Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, who is best known for designing pop star's Rihanna's 2015 Met Ball dress, was also named in the "artists" category. She attended the gala with Wendi Deng Murdoch.

International leaders on the Time 100 included German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The complete list can be seen at www.time100.time.com