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The 2013 TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World


TIME came out with its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2013. Among them: US President Barack Obama; US First Lady Michelle Obama; New Jersey Governor Chris Christie; Kentucky Senator Rand Paul; Pope Francis; Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge; Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year girl who survived a Taliban attack; Miami Heat’s small forward LeBron James; the music industry’s power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce; and Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer.

The list featurse people “who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us, and change our world,” though not always in a positive way. Among the more notorious people who made it to the list is North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, who makes his second year of appearance in a row.
The list was started in 1999 and features people from all walks of life, “from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons.”

Check the full list on Time and see if your role models made it to the Top 100.