Time released its 9th annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Here's a look at 25 of these celebrities, athletes, pioneers, moguls and leaders who inspire, entertain and influence us.
Barack Obama. President.
LeBron James. King of the court
Chris Christie (L). New Jersey governor
Jay-Z. Artist and entrepreneur
Wayne LaPierre. NRA boss
Frank Ocean. Musician
Michelle Obama. U.S. first lady
Bassem Youssef. Egyptian satirist
Gabrielle Giffords. Advocate
Justin Timberlake. Musician and actor
Pope Francis. The bishop of Rome
Lindsey Vonn. Alpine ski racer
Rand Paul. U.S. senator
Daniel Day-Lewis. Actor
Marissa Mayer. Yahoo! CEO
Lena Dunham (C). Actor, producer, director
Kim Jong Un. Supreme leader of North Korea
Steven Spielberg. Director
Malala Yousufzai. Activist
Jennifer Lawrence. Actor
Elena Kagan. U.S. Supreme Court justice
Jimmy Fallon. Late-night host
John Brennan. CIA director
Beyonce. Diva and entertainer
Joe Biden. U.S. vice president. To read Time's full list of the 100 most influential people of 2013, click here.
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