Get to know the Latinos among Bloomberg's 50 most influential people
Bloomberg released its annual list of prominent people in politics, sports and entertainment.
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Among the most influential people on Bloomberg's 2022 list of the most influential are the President of Chile Gabriel Boric; Olivia Juliana, a Mexican-American queer activist; Brian Flores, NFL coach of Honduran descent; and Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny.
Bloomberg highlighted Boric as the youngest national leader on the planet, who won "the highest number of votes for head of state in Chile's history, thanks to his appeal as a young outsider whose politics prioritize social justice, consensus and public service."
When it came to Juliana, it acknowledged that at "20 years old she rallied her followers on social media to raise more than $2 million in defense of reproductive rights in one week this Summer." Juliana describes herself as a "queer, plus-size, disabled Latina" who, through her social media, has championed other causes affecting young people, such as the fight against climate change and abortion rights.
Bloomberg described Bad Bunny as "the biggest pop star on the planet," due to the success of his latest world tour, in which he grossed more than $230 million, surpassing all other artists, and for having the best-selling album of the year.
Brian Flores appears on the list as "the coach who denounced the NFL," referring to to his discrimination lawsuit against the league. Four teams have since hired Black or biracial coaches at a time when the league only had one.
At the time, Flores recounted experiencing firsthand an "abuse of the rule" after the Dolphins fired him and the New York Giants scheduled him to interview for their head coaching position just for complying with the league rule of requiring teams to interview diverse candidates. Three days earlier, the Giants had already decided on a white candidate.
Also making Bloomberg's list are Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Said Haidar, Scarlett Lewis and Nick Hayeks.