Priebus, Hassabis in Time’s List of Most Influential People in the World 2017

FILE - In a March 23, 2017 file photo, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, departs after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Time published the annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2017 which “explores the intersection of accomplishment and renown.”

Among them is Demis Hassabis (born 27 July 1976), a British-Cypriot artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist, computer game designer, entrepreneur, and world-class games player.

Demis Hassabis was born to a Greek Cypriot father and a Chinese Singaporean mother and grew up in North London. A child prodigy in chess, Hassabis reached master standard at the age of 13 with an Elo rating of 2300 (at the time the second highest rated player in the world Under-14 after Judit Polgár who had a rating of 2335) and captained many of the England junior chess teams, according to his webiste.

White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, is the other person of Greek heritage in Time’s list.

Priebus’ middle name is Hercules (Eraklis). His father is of German and English descent and his Sudanese-born mother is of Greek descent.

Priebus born March 18, 1972, is the current White House Chief of Staff for U.S. President Donald Trump, serving since January 20, 2017. Priebus is a lawyer and politician; he previously served as the Republican National Committee chairman, RNC general counsel, and chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

Trump, Francis, LeBron among Time’s 100 most influential

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis join the likes of singer Demi Lovato and actress Viola Davis on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people.

The latest edition of the magazine’s annual list is an eclectic group that also includes Chance the Rapper, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and FBI Director James Comey.

This is the second straight year Trump has made the list. He’s joined by daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Trump staffers Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon also are in the group.

Other notable names include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, basketball superstar LeBron James, actress Emma Stone and singers John Legend and Ed Sheeran.

Read the list here: http://time.com/4745798/time-100-2017-full-list/

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