Time's 100 Most Influential People list includes several athletes.
Time Magazine unveiled their 15th annual list of the 100 Most Influential People for 2018 today, naming several athletes such as Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant, Houston Texans captain J.J. Watt, and 17-year old Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder, Chloe Kim.
Watt raised more than $37 million for hurricane recovery in Houston and delivered water, food and supplies to storm victims. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says of Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief efforts,
“Hurricane Harvey was a historic storm that dumped more than 50 inches of rain, damaged more than 300,000 homes and shattered lives. As Houston’s mayor, I led the response and resiliency efforts,” Turner wrote. “But government can’t do everything for everyone. J.J. tackled Harvey’s destruction the same way he obliterates his opponents on the football field. He raised more than $37 million for hurricane recovery and delivered water, food and supplies to storm victims. In the process, he lifted the spirits of all Houstonians.”
Durant, the NBA's lone representative on Time's 100 Most Influential People, committed $10 million to the College Track program to help disadvantaged kids receive higher education, and dedicated his time to building and renovating basketball courts around the world so at-risk youth have a safe place to learn and play.
Other athletes on the list include Roger Federer, Olympic skater Adam Rippon, Indian international cricketer, Virat Kohli, and former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.
Check out the full list here.