Lists are collections of people and/or organizations that don't belong to a formal group. Many of them were originally compiled by media organizations, frequently in order to rank people by power, wealth, or influence.

Name Entities Description
Time Magazine covers 2536 People featured on the US cover of Time Magazine. The year of the cover issue of Time follows the name. Those with multiple covers listed under most recent appearance.
The World's Billionaires (2015) 1842 Forbes ranks more than 1,800 billionaires. Published March 2015
TED Speakers (2006-2014) 1580 TED has archived more than 1900 talks on its' website. This lists all of the speakers making those talks. Includes talks given at an official TED conference, at one of thousands of local, independently organized TEDx events, or on another stage altogether.
All members of Congress since 1981 1424
The World's Billionaires - Forbes (2012) 1240 Published March 2012
The World's Billionaires - Forbes (2011) 1187 Forbes ranked more than 1,000 billonaires
Top 1000 Most Powerful in & around Dallas/Ft. Worth (2011) 1124 An independent attempt to put together a local list. Last updated in April 2011.
Fortune 1000 Companies (2008) 1000 Fortune Magazine's list of the 1000 US companies with the largest published revenue figures.
Fortune 1000 Companies (2010) 991 Fortune Magazine's list of the 1000 US companies with the largest published revenue figures.
MacArthur Foundation Fellows 938 Foundation has made "genius grants" each year since 1981. Early grants were lifetime annuities - now $625,000 over 5 years without any restriction on use. Rank is the year of award. Update to include 2015 awardees.
Most Politically Active American Academics (2015) 820 Research list complied from little.sis and FEC data, includes academics who 1) contributes $10,000+ to a single candidate 2) have more than 100 links on little.sis or 3) have run for federal office
2016 Democratic Superdelegates 712
Obama 2008 bundlers 602
111th Congress 557
The Fellows Program at the Institute of Politics, Harvard University 547 Since 1966 The Fellows Program at the Institute of Politics has cornerstone of Institute life and the only program of its kind at Harvard University or anywhere else. The highly selective Fellows Program provides six positions each semester to elected officials, high-ranking government officials, foreign dignitaries, campaign leaders, policy makers, political journalists and other key participants in the political process. Ranking indicates the year of the fellowship.
112th Congress 544
113th Congress 544
HCIU Congressional staffers turned healthcare lobbyists 505 This is a list of ex-staffers to members of Congress who are currently lobbying on behalf of healthcare interests. This list is built and maintained by members of the Health Care Investigative Unit (HCIU).
Trump lead individual donors through 1/31/16 431
Forbes Largest Private Companies (2007) 423 Forbes Magazine's list of large US private companies