Luiza Trajano Joins Time's List of Most Influential People

Businesswoman is the only Brazilian among the 100 names of 2021 elected by the American magazine

Businesswoman Luiza Helena Trajano, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Magazine Luiza, was elected by the American magazine Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is the only Brazilian on the 2021 list.

Some names on the list are British Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, American gymnast Simone Biles, US President Joe Biden, and his vice Kamala Harris, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Russian opponent Alexei Navalni, singers Britney Spears and Billie Eilish, and Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar.

In 2020, the magazine's selection featured two Brazilians: president Jair Bolsonaro and digital influencer Felipe Neto.

In the 2021 edition, the text about Magazine Luiza's founder in the magazine is signed by former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva —he himself appeared on the Time list twice, in 2004 and 2010. Trajano's name has been considered to compose a possible ticket with Lula for the 2022 presidential elections.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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