TIME Power Givers

Queen Rania TIME Power Giver

May 10, 2007

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department - New York) As TIME magazine's Managing Editor Richard Stengel admits, it is difficult to quantify influence. Still, the magazine has, over the past six decades, published a yearly list of the 100 most influential people in the world. This year the editors included a new category – TIME Power Givers – and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah has been named among 14 other Power Givers for this year's list. 

 According to TIME magazine, Queen Rania was recognized for her work with the Jordan River Foundation, through which she has helped address income disparities in Jordan. Her Majesty's programs have focused on issues such as education, health, and youth, among others. She also has a special interest in several core issues: the promotion of excellence, creativity and innovation in education; the improvement of the quality of life of the family unit including the protection of children from violence and the promotion of Early Childhood Development; and the development of income-generating projects and the advancement of best practices in the field of microfinance. Other TIME Power Givers, this year, include His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, actress Angelina Jolie, and former chairman of Chase Bank, David Rockefeller. Before returning to Jordan from a working trip to the US, Her Majesty attended the TIME 100 gala, Tuesday, in New York City, where other honorees and attendees included TV personality Oprah Winfrey; Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard University's first female president; and musician John Mayor, who also performed at the event.  The Top 100 list stretches across five categories: leaders and revolutionaries; builders and titans; scientists and thinkers; heroes and pioneers; and artists and entertainers. To view the complete list of the TIME 100 log on to www.time.com.