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TIME magazine reveals '100 Most Influential People': See the list

by Scott Stump / / Source: TODAY

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TIME magazine unveiled its 13th annual "TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World'' list on Thursday, featuring a diverse range of prominent public figures, from Nicki Minaj, Mark Zuckerberg and Leo DiCaprio to NBC News' own Lester Holt.

Leonardo Di Caprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of 2016's Most Influential People, according to TIME.TIME

Seven high-profile individuals landed on the six covers: DiCaprio, Minaj, Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan, "Hamilton'' star Lin-Manuel Miranda, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christina Lagarde and actress and singer Priyanka Chopra.

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Grid of covers
TIME revealed its Most Influential People Thursday morning.TIME

Others on the list include Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Adele, John Kerry, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephen Curry, Paul Ryan and mixed-martial arts star Ronda Rousey.

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Nicki Minaj
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The list, which features 40 women, takes into account those who have inspired others, positively or negatively, and each person on the list has a profile written about him or her by another notable figure.

Jennifer Lawrence writes about Adele, Bill and Melinda Gates profile Zuckerberg and Chan, President Barack Obama profiles Burmese stateswoman Aung San Suu Kyi, Joe Biden does the honors for Pope Francis, and Robert Reich writes about Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

Mark Zuckerberg on Time 100 cover
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan grace the cover of TIME.TIME

Obama has made the list for the 11th time in 13 years, Clinton is making her 10th appearance and German chancellor Angela Merkel is appearing for the eighth time. The youngest person to make the list is Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, a swimmer expected to play a major part of this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. At 87, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is the oldest person to make the list.

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