North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Philippines President Noynoy Aquino, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and China’s glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan were among those making the list.
Time said that for the first time it is issuing seven separate covers for its 100 Most Influential People edition, which is published in the United States on Friday.
Chinese tennis player Li Na, 31, the first Asian woman to win a Grand Slam title, and Bollywood actor and political activist Aamir Kahn, will be featured on the front of international editions, while Jay-Z, Lawrence, Musk, Yousufzai and U.S. Republican Senator Rand Paul will be featured on five different U.S. covers.
Yousufzai, 15 has become an international symbol of resistance to the Taliban’s efforts to deny women rights after she was shot in head in Pakistan in October 2012 for speaking out on the importance of education for girls.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, said the Taliban “almost made Malala a martyr; they succeeded in making her a symbol.”.