NEW YORK — What do singer Adele, sprinter Usain Bolt and British royalty celebrity Pippa Middleton have in common? They’re among the 100 most influential people in the world, according to Time magazine.
Time published its annual list Wednesday, showcasing a typically eclectic mix of personalities, ranging from the rich and powerful, like financier Warren Buffett or US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake, to popular entertainers like Adele and Beyonce.
The list, broken into moguls, breakouts, icons, pioneers and leader categories, is compiled by Time after an online poll of readers.
This year Time chose 38 women for the top 100, which was more than in previous years.
Although the list is still heavily US-centric, featuring popular Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin and politicians like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, it had 54 international names -- the first time they outweighed the American contingent. — SG