“Forecasting the future is a fool’s errand,” says the coward. We, on the other hand, are fearless. That’s why we’ve curated this list of the 16 people who will run 2016, including our cover stars Travis Scott and Zendaya, along with three dynamic actors, two soulful singers, a rapper, an NBA sophomore, a Japanese shoe designer, a Formula 1 champ, a model, a model/DJ/producer, a media juggernaut, and a woman who would be president. Oh, yeah—and Jaden Smith.
Onward then: Here’s to the men and women of next year.
Written By COMPLEX staff Illustrations By Yung Lenox
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