TIME Magazine's "Most Influential Teens of 2014"

  • Posted 45 months Ago

As the year steadily draws to a close, magazines around the world are beginning to compile their yearly round-ups, noting who made the most money, who had the biggest hits, and, perhaps most importantly, who was the most influential. List-making aficionado TIME has tossed its latest compilation into the ring, pulling together the 25 most influential teenagers of 2014.

As well as the usual smorgasbord of musicians and actors, the list also includes politically active teens, such as Joshua Wong, who has become a symbol of hope for the youth of Hong Kong. Malala Yousafzai also made the cut, who recently became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting girls education and helping Syrian refugees. Of course, no teenage list is complete without the appearance of fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson (although she only has a few years left before she's no longer a teen), ridiculously young singer Lorde, and YouTuber/singer/actor Troye Sivan. Here's the full list (in age order):

25. Mo’ne Davis, 13, Little League baseball pitcher
24. Sasha Obama, 13, and Malia Obama, 16, President Obama’s daughters
23. Kiernan Shipka, 14, Mad Men actress
22. Jazz Jennings, 14, Transgender Internet personality
21. Flynn McGarry, 15, chef
20. Erik Finman, 15, entrepreneur
19. Nash Grier, 16, Vine video star
18. Rico Rodriguez, 16, “Modern Family” actor
17. Ciara Judge, 16, mer Hickey, 17, and Sophie Healy-Thow, 17, Irish scientists
16. Shawn Mendes, 16, singer
15. Jaden Smith, 16, actor
14. Becky G, 17, singer
13. Salma Kakar, 17, athlete
12. Lorde, 17, singer
11. Lydia Ko, 17, golfer
10. Chlo Grace Moretz, 17, actress
9. Kylie Jenner, 17, and Kendall Jenner, 18, reality TV stars
8. Malala Yousafzai, 17, activist, Nobel Prize Winner
7. Rachel Fox, 18, actress
6. Bethany Mota, 18, YouTube star
5. Joshua Wong, 18, activist
4. Austin Mahone, 18, singer
3. Tavi Gevinson, 18, fashion blogger
2. Megan Grassell, 19, entreprenuer
1. Troye Sivan, 19, actor/singer

Source: TIME
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