This year’s Time 100 list includes Cory Booker, an unabashed vegetarian since 1992 and popular Newark, NJ, mayor since 2006. Each year, Time features the most influential people in the world, may they be artists, researchers, or politicians like Booker. Described as a compassionate genius by Oprah Winfrey, Booker is known for his hands-on approach to improving Newark, from reforming the school system to helping residents shovel snow on their driveways. “He’s Newark’s biggest cheerleader now, but I’m looking forward to the day we all get to cheer him on wherever politically he chooses to go,” Winfrey says in Time.
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