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Time Magazine Unveils its 100 Most Influential List

From Arianna to Zuckerberg, another eclectic list of global influencers

Time magazine unveiled its annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world on Thursday.

As usual, the list is an eclectic one, peppered with world leaders (Barack Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy), Hollywood heavyweights (Scott Rudin, Mark Wahlberg), pop stars (Bieber!), tech and business stars (Arianna Huffington, Reed Hastings, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg), authors (Jonathan Franzen, Tiger Mom Amy Chua), controversial (Julian Assange) and inspiring figures (Gabrielle Giffords, Cory Booker). And Sting (Sting).

Below, the full list, with links to their write-ups/rationale here.

TIME 100

* Wael Ghonim
* Joseph Stiglitz
* Reed Hastings
* Amy Poehler
* Geoffrey Canada
* Mark Zuckerberg
* Peter Vesterbacka
* Angela Merkel
* Julian Assange
* Ron Bruder
* Lamido Sanusi
* Colin Firth
* Amy Chua
* Joe Biden
* Jennifer Egan
* Kim Clijsters
* Ahmed Shuja Pasha
* Aung San Suu Kyi
* Cory Booker
* Gabrielle Giffords
* Katsunobu Sakurai
* Michelle Obama
* Paul Ryan
* Ai Weiwei
* Rob Bell
* Fathi Terbil
* Dilma Rousseff
* Tom Ford
* Liang Guanglie
* Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
* Takeshi Kanno
* Nicolas Sarkozy
* Michele Bachmann
* Saad Mohseni
* Chris Christie
* Matthew Weiner
* Lisa Jackson
* Jean-Claude Trichet
* Justin Bieber
* Prince William and Kate Middleton
* Joe Scarborough
* Blake Lively
* Hillary Clinton
* Muqtada al-Sadr
* Anwar al-Awlaki
* Kim Jong Un
* Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
* Hassan Nasrallah
* Nathan Wolfe
* Oprah Winfrey
* Sergio Marchionne
* Mahendra Singh Dhoni
* Felisa Wolfe-Simon
* Esther Duflo
* Rain
* Larry Page
* Mia Wasikowska
* David Cameron
* John Lasseter
* Maria Bashir
* Mukesh Ambani
* Chris Colfer
* Major General Margaret Woodward
* Bruno Mars
* David and Charles Koch
* Hung Huang
* General David Petraeus
* Matt Damon and Gary White
* Cecile Richards
* George R.R. Martin
* Marine Le Pen
* Grant Achatz
* Feisal Abdul Rauf
* El Général
* Jamie Dimon
* Heidi Murkoff
* Sting
* Jonathan Franzen
* V.S. Ramachandran
* Michelle Rhee
* Mark Wahlberg
* Rebecca Eaton
* Xi Jinping
* Kathy Giusti
* Arianna Huffington
* Barack Obama
* Lionel Messi
* Azim Premji
* Aruna Roy
* Ray Chambers
* Scott Rudin
* John Boehner
* Derrick Rossi
* Hu Shuli
* Benjamin Netanyahu
* Ayman Mohyeldin
* Charles Chao
* Bineta Diop
* Dharma Master Cheng Yen
* Patti Smith