These 10 personalities who will be talked about in 2023

The French basketball prodigy Victor Wembanyama, the president of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen or the American entrepreneur Bob Iger, these men and women are among the ten personalities to follow in 2023.

They will have influence in 2023. While 2022 will remember Will Smith and his memorable slap in the face of Chris Rock at the Oscars or even of rapper Kanye West’s descent into hell… For the new year which opens new personalities should be talked about, in a more positive way.

victor wembanyama

This 2.21m prodigy is highly anticipated to become the favorite basketball player of NBA teams in June.

Barely major, he currently plays for Metropolitan 92, a club in the Paris region, where he is from.


Its size, its defense, and its elegance may make it “the ultimate weapon” of basketball in the coming years.

peter obi

Will Labor Peter Obi create a surprise in the February presidential election in Nigeria ?

He who wishes to embody the change expected by the youth of the most populous country in Africa, claims to have the same watch for seventeen years as well as to wear shoes for less than 60 euros.

Labor Party candidate Peter Orbi campaigning for the presidency on November 23, 2022 in Ibadan, Nigeria [PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP/Archives]


This 61-year-old Catholic appears to be the incorruptible candidate against his opponents from the two main Nigerian parties.

sydney mclaughlin

The first runner to break the 51-second barrier in the 400-meter hurdles, American Sydney McLaughlin should sparkle at the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Budapest (Hungary) in August.

Sydney McLaughlin of the United States after her victory in the 400 meter hurdles final of the World Championships in Athletics on July 22, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon [Jewel SAMAD / AFP/Archives]

[Jewel SAMAD / AFP/Archives]

The 23-year-old champion, who has already smashed the world record four times (50’68) in her favorite discipline, hinted that she could try the 400-meter singles or the 100-meter hurdles.

so wild

First Arab woman to play in the final of the Wimbledon tournamentthe Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur, has two goals for next year: to become world No. 1 and to win a Grand Slam tournament.

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur poses with the Wimbledon runner-up trophy, July 9, 2022 [Daniel LEAL / AFP/Archives]

[Daniel LEAL / AFP/Archives]

Currently n°2 in the international ranking, she is celebrated as a star in Tunisia.

In January 2023, she will also be the first Tunisian on the cover of the renowned Vogue Arabia magazine.

prince harry

In 2021, Prince Harry had offered, with his wife Meghan, a shock interview on American television. This autumn a documentary broadcast on Netflix illustrated the period following his shattering departure from the royal family.

A woman watches an episode of the documentary series

[Daniel LEAL / AFP/Archives]

In 2023, the Duke of Sussex promises even more revelations about the underside of the British monarchy with the release of a book.

Entitled “The Substitute”, it is likely to cause a stir a few months before the coronation of his father Charles.

margot robbie

She will play “Barbie” alongside Ryan Gosling, in the highly anticipated film by feminist director Greta Gerwig.

Australian actress Margot Robbie at the film premiere


From January, Margot Robbie will find Brad Pitt in “Babylon” by Damien Chazelle.

The new film by the French Oscar-winning director should accentuate the prodigious rise of the Australian star.

tsai ing-wen

President of Taiwan since 2016, Tsai Ing-wen will have to face growing pressure from China in the coming months, which has multiplied the incursions into the airspace of the islanddetached from the mainland since 1949.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech on National Island Day, October 10, 2022 in Taipei [Sam Yeh / AFP/Archives]

[Sam Yeh / AFP/Archives]

Last August, tensions reached an unprecedented level after the visit to Taiwan by the leader of the American deputies Nancy Pelosi, to which Beijing responded with major military maneuvers.

bob iger

Recalled in November at the head of Disney, Bob Iger has two years to save his legacy and make up for the losses of the streaming platforms with which the American entertainment giant launched an attack on Netflix.

Disney CEO Bob Iger on September 25, 2019 in Washington. [NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/Archives]


His predecessor Bob Chapek, who left through the back door, also incurred the wrath of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by criticizing his “Don’t say gay” law. This text prohibits the teaching of subjects related to sexual orientation and gender identity in primary school.

In retaliation, DeSantis removed the special status enjoyed by the Disney World theme park in Florida since the 1960s.

Kristalina Georgiava

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, will be on the front line in 2023 to try to stave off a large-scale debt crisis.

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva, October 13, 2022 in Washington [Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Archives]

[Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Archives]

The pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict have weakened the world economy, caused state borrowing to explode and fueled vertiginous inflation. Between rising interest rates and a looming recession, many more fragile countries are at risk of default.

ron desantis

A year full of ambition for Ron DeSantis, 44. The very popular governor of Florida, re-elected hands down in November at the head of this southeastern American state, should announce his candidacy for the Republican primaries for the presidential election of 2024.

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This rising star of the conservative camp would then face his former mentor Donald Trump, who now nicknamed him “Ron la Morale”.

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These 10 personalities who will be talked about in 2023