Tarra Matthews Managing Editor
This year marks the 10th year that TIME Magazine has compiled and released a list of the most influential people in the world. This list always includes a wide variety of people from many walks of life and back grounds, from celebrities and entertainers to human rights activists and politicians.
This year’s list is no different and includes the major celebrities from this past year including Jennifer Lawrence, Lena Dunham, LeBron James and Daniel Day Lewis. This year’s list also includes a ‘Power Couples’ section depicting some of the most influential couples in the world. This part of the list obviously includes President Obama and Michelle; not only because of his job but also for her charity work and dedication to causes including childhood obesity. Also included on the list are Jay-Z and Beyonce, close friends to the President and noted as the first celebrity couple to be worth a combined $1,000,000,000.
The best part of the list though is often those that don’t usually garner the press the celebrities do. For instance, Chelsea Clinton writes on Malala Yousafzai, a 15 year old activist from Pakistan. Since the age of 11, Malala has been a blogger for the BBC, chronicling her desire to become a doctor, the plight she faces everyday to achieve something that children in the developed world take for granted, an education, and how she always lives in fear of the Taliban. The truth is, 61 million children in the world are not given the opportunity to attend school. Malala almost became a martyr for the cause of education (and education for females) in the Middle East when the Taliban boarded her school bus and shot her and two other girls with the intention of killing her. Luckily, she survived and is still able to she’d light on the struggle many children and teens face daily.
See what Executive Editor Radhika Jones has to say about the list below:
And get a full look at the list here:
Do you agree with who made the list? Anyone that you would like to add?