TIME releases its list of 100 most influential people in the world

Five U.S. covers of TIME's 100 most influential people in the world.

Five U.S. covers of TIME's 100 most influential people in the world.

TIME presented its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons.

The issue was unveiled today and hits newsstands Friday.

The list includes 35 women. President Barack Obama is on the list for the eighth time, more than any other person on the list.

The issue features seven separate covers. They include Jennifer Lawrence, Jay-Z, Elon Musk (CEO and founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal), Sen. Rand Paul and teen activist Malala Yousafzai. Internationally, Li Na and Aamir Khan are featured.

Here is the complete list of TIME's 100 most influential people in the world.


Jay Z

Valerie Jarrett

Oh-Hyun Kwon

Scooter Braun

Kevin Systrom

Michael Kors

Palaniappan Chidambaram

Ren Zhengfei

Gina Rinehart

Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten

Elon Musk

Igor Sechin

Tadashi Yanai

Sam Yagan

Shonda Rhimes

Lebron James

David Einhorn

Magnus Carlsen

Ted Sarandos

Sheryl Sandberg


Rand Paul

Noynoy Aquino

Barack Obama

Chris Christie

Hassan Sheik Mohamud

John Brennan

Park Geun-hye

Yair Lapid

Wayne LaPierre

Kamala Harris

Fethullah Gulen

Xi Jinping

Wilfredo De Jesús

Tom Coburn

Kim Jong Un

Abdullah Ocalan

Enrique Peña Nieto

Elena Kagan

Joe Biden

Susana Martinez

Mario Draghi

Joyce Banda

Pope Francis


Jennifer Lawrence

Christina Aguilera

Steven Spielberg

Jonathan Ive

Alex Atala

Ed Ruscha


Mindy Kaling

Jenna Lyons

Bryan Cranston

George Saunders

Jimmy Kimmel

Wang Shu

Hilary Mantel

Frank Ocean

Jimmy Fallon


Aamir Khan

Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller

Marissa Mayer

Hannah Gay, Katherine Luzuriaga and Deborah Persaud

Bassem Youssef

Joaquim Barbosa

Vrinda Grover

Perry Chen

Roya Mahboob

David Coleman

Travis Tygart

Eric Greitens

Andrew Sheng

Don Yeomans

Jared Cohen

Moncef Marzouki

Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi

Kimberly Blackwell

Kai-Fu Lee

Mary Nichols

Peter Theisinger and Richard Cook


Malala Yousafzai

Lena Dunham

Mario Balotelli

Peng Liyuan

Aung San Suu Kyi

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Lindsey Vonn

Justin Timberlake

Gabrielle Giffords


Daniel Day-Lewis

Michelle Obama

Kate Middleton

Li Na

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