Jay-Z Covers TIME Magazine’s ’100 Most Influential People in the World’ Issue

It's that time of year again, as TIME Magazine steps forth to announce their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. With no boundaries, the list encompasses influencers from all around the world stemming from titans, pioneers, leaders, icons and artists. Jay-Z also made the list despite receiving some scrutiny for his excursion to Cuba a few weeks back, not to mention he also started Roc Nation Sports – a sports representation company – then followed up with news of his signing to Universal Music. In any event, the 42-year-old mogul is a proven winner in the realm of business and certainly worthy, we'd say. His feature on TIME Magazine also written by the New York mayor himself, Michael Bloomberg, read the excerpt below:

Jay Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition. When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes. He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions. He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well.

Bloomberg is the 108th mayor of New York City

You can find out who else made the list below:

Titans

Jay Z
Valerie Jarrett
Oh-Hyun Kwon
Scooter Braun
Kevin Systrom
Michael Kors
Palaniappan Chidambaram
Ren Zhengfei
Gina Rinehart
Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten
Elon Musk
Igor Sechin
Tadashi Yanai
Sam Yagan
Shonda Rhimes
Lebron James
David Einhorn
Magnus Carlsen
Ted Sarandos
Sheryl Sandberg

Leaders

Rand Paul
Noynoy Aquino
Barack Obama
Chris Christie
Hassan Sheik Mohamud
John Brennan
Park Geun-hye
Yair Lapid
Wayne LaPierre
Kamala Harris
Fethullah Gulen
Xi Jinping
Wilfredo De Jesús
Tom Coburn
Kim Jong Un
Abdullah Ocalan
Enrique Peña Nieto
Elena Kagan
Joe Biden
Susana Martinez
Mario Draghi
Joyce Banda
Pope Francis

Artists

Jennifer Lawrence
Christina Aguilera
Steven Spielberg
Jonathan Ive
Alex Atala
Ed Ruscha
Miguel
Mindy Kaling
Jenna Lyons
Bryan Cranston
George Saunders
Jimmy Kimmel
Wang Shu
Hilary Mantel
Frank Ocean
Jimmy Fallon

Pioneers

Aamir Khan
Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
Marissa Mayer
Hannah Gay, Katherine Luzuriaga and Deborah Persaud
Bassem Youssef
Joaquim Barbosa
Vrinda Grover
Perry Chen
Roya Mahboob
David Coleman
Travis Tygart
Eric Greitens
Andrew Sheng
Don Yeomans
Jared Cohen
Moncef Marzouki
Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi
Kimberly Blackwell
Kai-Fu Lee
Mary Nichols
Peter Theisinger and Richard Cook

Icons

Malala Yousafzai
Lena Dunham
Mario Balotelli
Peng Liyuan
Aung San Suu Kyi
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Lindsey Vonn
Justin Timberlake
Gabrielle Giffords
Beyoncé
Daniel Day-Lewis
Michelle Obama
Kate Middleton
Li Na

By: Davis Huynh / News / April 18, 2013 / 1551 Views / Source: TIME Magazine.
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  • URANTIA2

    hip-hop you don't stop

  • jigga noga

    i mean come on man. jigga ain't influential to the world doe....

  • lilB

    Jay Z fucked yo bitch

  • http://twitter.com/emanuelvrgs Manny

    The Throne.

  • BF

    Time... c'mon smh Artist or Icon, you ain't got no fuckin Yeezy?

  • i dont care

    no mlk. interesting

  • shawn

    you ain't got no yeezy nigga?

  • guest

    i think its present day but if not then yea he should definitely be on there along with alot of other people

  • Who Gon Stop Him

    #Hov4Prez #Carter16