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Time 100 Goes Heavy on Tech Titans, Innovators

Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer, Kevin Systrom make the list

Today, Time magazine put out its 10th annual Time 100 list, a collection of the “most influential people in the world.” This year’s list includes influencers from the worlds of politics (Barack Obama, Rand Paul) and activism (Malala Yousafzai, Aung San Suu Kyi) to music (Jay-Z, Frank Ocean) and Hollywood (Jennifer Lawrence, Bryan Cranston).

The list was especially tech-heavy, with names like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Minecraft developers Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten, OkCupid co-founder and Match.com CEO Sam Yagan, Apple designer Jonathan Ive, Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen, Google Ideas founder Jared Cohen, Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon, tech incubator Kai-Fu Lee, and Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei.

Other notables from the media world included Netflix COO Ted Sarandos, late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, and talent manager Scooter Braun.

As always, the writers behind the list were equally prominent. This year, they included Arianna Huffington (who wrote the bio for Kai-Fu Lee), Michael Bloomberg (for Jay-Z), Eric Schmidt (for Marissa Mayer), Jack Dorsey (for UNICEF’s Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi) and Jon Stewart (for Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef).

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