TIME Magazine releases list of 100 ‘Most Influential People’

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TIME Magazine in its annual tradition released on Thursday its list of the world’s 100 ‘Most Influential People.’ The list this year features world leaders, entertainers, politicians, activists and scores of other people who the magazine’s editors deemed as having an indelible impact on society and the issue features tributes written by high-profile guest contributors.

Among the pairings (honorees and the luminaries writing about them):

The global lead cover of the magazine featured singer Beyoncé Knowles with a tribute inside written by Sheryl Sandberg

Pope Francis by Barack Obama

Jeff Bezos by Peter Thiel

Mary Barra by Lee Iacocca

Hillary Clinton by Malala Yousafzai

John Green by Shailene Woodley

John Kerry by Hillary Clinton

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe by Forest Whitaker

Rand Paul by Mitch McConnell

Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew by Ricky Martin

Internal covers feature Robert Redford, Mary Barra and Jason Collins.

The issue hits newsstands Friday.

Photo courtesy of TIME Magazine via The TODAY Show