Time magazine reveals 2016 list of '100 Most Influential People'

Time Reveals 100 Most Influential People List

For the 13th year in a row, Time magazine has revealed its annual list of the "100 Most Influential People."

Released on Thursday morning, the compilation contains all of the movers and shakers who made an impact in 2016, ranging from world leaders and local activists to top 40 artists.

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Explaining the reasoning behind their picks, Time stated, "The people on the list, each in their own way, have lessons to teach. We can debate those lessons; we don't have to endorse them or agree with them."

Among the 40 women to be honored were Melissa McCarthy, Caitlyn Jenner, Nikki Haley, Ariana Grande, Ronda Rousey, Diana Natalicio -- and the youngest addition, Olympic swimmer, Katie Ledecky.

On the men's side, Paul Ryan, Aziz Ansari, Pope Francis, Tim Cook, Ricardo Tisci and Barack Obama were among the key figures to make the cut.

The magazine also called out 2016 presidential candidates, naming Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz -- only leaving GOP hopeful John Kasich off the list.

See everyone who was named in the Leaders category:

Time's Most Influential 2016 -- Leaders Category
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Time magazine reveals 2016 list of '100 Most Influential People'

US President Barack Obama 

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders 

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz 

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un 

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Russia's president Vladimir Putin

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U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

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President of the University of Texas at El Paso Diana Natalicio

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U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander

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News anchor Lester Holt 

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands 

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French President Francois Hollande 

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President of Ford Foundation Darren Walker

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FBI Director James Comey 

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Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan 

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National League for Democracy (NLD) party leader Aung San Suu Kyi 

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Federal Judge Sergio Moro 

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 

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China's President Xi Jinping

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Argentine President Mauricio Macri 

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Jaha Dukureh, Founder of Safe Hands for Girls, The Girl Generation Strategic Advisor, 2015 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth honoree 

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Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC)

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President-elect of the Republic of China, Tsai Ing-wen

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley 

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Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun 

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel 

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde 

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As for who landed the highly-coveted cover slots? Those honors went to this year's key players, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicki Minaj, Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christina Lagarde and Priyanka Chopra.

See the full list here.

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