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Director/Writer/Producer, 48

After recent box office disappointments (Jack the Giant Slayer?), Singer is back with X-Men: Days of Future Past and a slate of other high-profile projects. He’s also harnessed his Twitter account to tease and tempt Marvel’s most devoted fans, and says he doesn’t see any end in sight for the popular franchise.

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News Anchor, 48

The CNN anchor and Twitter king’s stock has continued to rise since he came out in a revealing memoir in 2011. Lemon’s candid comments about the Michael Dunn verdict made headlines and boosted the national dialogue on “stand your ground” laws. Because of his no-holds-barred approach, he’s been tapped for The Don Lemon Show, an upcoming prime-time news program on CNN.

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Author/Commentator/Entrepreneur, 50

After leaving the Daily Beast and launching The Dish, his subscription-driven news site, opinion was split over whether it would survive. Sullivan, as ambitious as he was when he was breaking stories at the New Republic, promised he’d have $1 million in revenue by the end of 2013. Though he fell short of that mark, the $875,000 The Dish raked in is certainly a benchmark for new media entrepreneurs, and in late 2013 he launched The Deep Dish, a monthly, subscription-only, longform journalism magazine online.

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U.S. Representative, 52

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U.S. Representative, 53

The California Democrat is the first openly gay, nonwhite member of the House of Representatives; he has served on the Riverside Community College Board of Trustees since 1990 and is also a member of the House LGBT Equality Caucus. In the fight for marriage equality, Takano was influential in overturning Prop 8 and DOMA by urging President Obama to file a brief against the legislations.

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Businesswoman/Philanthropist, 63

For the first time ever, the Forbes billionaires list this year includes an openly transgender billionaire: Pritzker. In August 2013 Pritzker came out as transgender, not long after granting $1.35 million to the research institute the Palm Center to study transgender service in the military. Granddaughter to the founder of the Hyatt hotel chain, Pritzker is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and CEO of private wealth management firm Tawani Enterprises in Chicago.

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Media Mogul/Philanthropist, 71

With a net worth of $6.1 billion, Geffen landed the number 227 spot on the Forbes list of the richest people on the planet. The media mogul continues to donate to various charities and institutions, including a recent $25 million check for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s museum, set to open in 2017.

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Mayor of Houston, 57

The popular mayor of a major U.S. city, Parker not only continues to push for progressive politics in her second term, she also married longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a January 2014 ceremony that was celebrated in the media (even in her conservative home state of Texas). Personal life aside, Parker has big professional dreams: Rumor has it she plans to run for higher office in 2018.

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April 15 2014 8:37 AM

Actress, 53

Having conquered film, TV, and the stage, Lynch has transformed into a marquee entertainer; she’s the go-to personality for award shows, game shows, and anyone wanting to have a good time. In addition to cohosting New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly on NBC, the actress hosts Hollywood Game Night, now in its second season. Her lesbian super PAC continues to raise funds to endorse political candidates that support women and LGBT rights, and she’s standing beside Beyoncé in a campaign to boost girls’ self-esteem.

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Executive Director, ACLU, 48

Romero defends Americans’ individual freedoms through his work at the American Civil Liberties Union. Since he took control of the organization right before 9/11, the ACLU has launched the Keep America Safe and Free campaign and the John Adams Project. Romero has also been vocal in response to President Obama’s changes to the NSA’s surveillance programs, arguing that the government should stop collecting and retaining data on law-abiding citizens.

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