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Five Phi Beta Kappa Members Listed Among TIME(timemagazine) 100 Most Influential People In The World

Every spring TIME Magazine compiles a list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World. It should come as no surprise that year after year the list includes Phi Beta Kappa members, and this year several more members are among the authors of honoree profiles. 

This year’s featured members are:

Jeff Bezos, ΦBK, Princeton University, 1986, founder and CEO of (photo credit: Jonas Fredwall Karlsson, exclusively for Vanity Fair)

Diane Paulus, ΦBK, Radcliffe College, 1988, theater and opera director (photo credit: Scott M. Lacey Photography)

Tom Steyer, ΦBK, Yale University, 1978, hedge fund manager and environmentalist (photo credit: Jason Madara for TIME)

Kerry Washington, ΦBK The George Washington University, 1998, actress (photo credit: Horst Diekgerdes—Trunk Archive)

Janet Yellen, ΦBK, Brown University, 1966, economist and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (photo credit:

Congratulations to those chosen, and to all our members for building our prestigious community.

See the complete TIME Magazine 100 Most Influential People In The World list here