The 16 Most Influential Teens of 2013

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aisha56
aisha56

I respect what Malala did. but you know what in countries like Afgan, lots of girls like Malala die everyday and every second. why the world don't do any thing about those innocent lives. giving so much courage or publicity to 1 girl cannot get the lives back of those inncoent girls who die every day......... go and watch how people die in afgan by drone attacks.... it's very hard to see the future generation lying dead on the roads..................

NancyLimoon
NancyLimoon

no hay comparacion entre malala y justin... malala un buen y verdadero ejemplo a seguir

zachrwong
zachrwong

I was happy to see Malala Yousafzai follow Dante de Blaiso.  The juxtaposition was well-placed.  It was nice to see a truly influential teen who has actually done something follow someone whose greatest accomplishment is putting gel in his hair every morning.


Zach Wong, 16

masterbolsa
masterbolsa

It seems having an afro is more important in this ranking than fighting for equality and education against the fucking taliban.

waemakitivi
waemakitivi

Malala is da girl to watch...she stole ma heart with her courage in fighting for the education of da girl child....great malala....

MdIrfan
MdIrfan

malal.a yusufzai......

AhmadArafat
AhmadArafat

I would also add, Mohmmad Assaf: Unifying all Arabs and Palestinians with his beautiful voice. 



bilabong1946
bilabong1946

The Jenners…what a shame…Beiber…what a crime...

casian2005csi
casian2005csi

Hehe ce tare, il cunosc de cand eram copil, eu aveam vreo 15 ani si el vreo 10. Le stia bine in ale calculatoarelor si programare si colaboram cu el. Pe parcurs eu m-am distantat de domeniul IT si am pierdut contactul cu el, dar ma surprinde ce citesc despre el. M-a depasit pe mine de 100 de ori, bravo lui.

Felicitari Ionut.


English version(sorry for my english):


So nice, i know him for a long time ago, he was 10 and i was 15 years old. He was very smart then, and i was collaborate with him many times then. After time, i was keeping distance from IT domain, and i have lost contact with him, but i am surprised every time when i read something about him. He passed me for 100 times, now is more than 100times smart than me. 


Congratulation Ionut.

oscar29l-p3
oscar29l-p3

I like the people I know of (I don't know a 3rd of them), but how is the Obama girl, Cloe Moretz and H. Steinfeld influential to/for the masses! I am a college student & I NEVER hear anyone saying how much they are/were influenced by them. More so, influential DOESN'T mean a positive: it could be negatively. Lorde is influential how? Her music is simple and basic. She dresses like a bag lady. Doesn't say nice OR constructive things about those she PERSONALLY dislikes. This list, like the best songs so far of 2013, is bias 50% at least.

The Obama girl is ONLY a symbol not anything else. The same for Dante, who helped his dad get elected but ANYONE can do that. I get it that most-if-not-all professionals, like TIME, feel they must put blacks on their list for the sake mindless argument. STAND UR FREAKING GROUND and keep dignity and honor alive!!! But such values fails just about everyone now-a-days.

However, I did not see ONE Hispanic name (Person) on the list. I get it: be racist (in favor for) when selecting blacks and whites, but be a Bigot by not giving a rats behind about Hispanics (and NO, Nick is no Hispanic).

HERE'S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF AN INFLUENTIAL YOUNG (say 18 to 25) HISPANIC:

SELENA GOMEZ. She is the youngest ambassador for UNICEF, has been to places for Unicef, donates concert money when she's not amongst the best concert sellers. Since early 2011, Selena has become THE Selected target of "Hate" (which can be nothing less than Bigotry--mostly) by the masses in pop culture. Most fan bases of music have jumped on that "Hate" bandwagon. Some "artists" show their dislike by not embracing her. "Lorde" has jumped on that "Hate" bandwagon. A good portion of that "Hate" MUST be Bigotry. Selena gets too much of it.

Yet, Selena keeps her head up. She shows up to shows-not-her-own-shows knowing the "hate" is surely there, watching, waiting to devour her. But Selena keeps her up. THIS. IS. A. GOOD. INFLUENCE. A GOOD ROLE MODEL.

VCR
VCR

Maya's father was my professor in Texas... apple didn't fall far from the tree! Congrats!

Sierraa
Sierraa

Crazy to see all these young people doing great things.. justin, and even some under spoken teens like the 18 yearold owner of http://5spot.ca who helps out less fortunate and how about that girl who made the lady bug foundation 

MaryL.Porter
MaryL.Porter

Very good Job to all, enjoy the moment and don't let it go to your head, JUST KEEP THE FAITH with all things, GOOD LUCK ALL!

CarrieUmetsu
CarrieUmetsu

Really? I would not want anyone to be influenced by Justin Bieber

StasVeklenko
StasVeklenko

The name has to be changed to Most Successful, haha. Most Influential is a bit different thing.
I mean, actors and singers are great, they truly are, for instance, Chloe Moretz, great actress, very talented, hands down; but how are they affecting the world, I have no idea. Yes, they are inspiring, but it's not enough. Of course, there is luck present for some, but it's the way it is. And just understand me right, I am not blaming them for being there, they are successful and hard-working, give credits to them. But I believe that most influential are: a) those leading people after them for a sincerely great purpose, like Malala; b) those doing a great and really useful thing (not another Facebook) for the world, what is similar to a)  - not a teen, but a great example - Salman Khan; c) those changing the world (like Facebook) - D'Aloisio is just prospective at the time, but his idea of Summly can be developed into something truly big; that 19-year-old student is also cool.
Shortly, being influential is not making girls around the world cry "Bieber, we love you"; it's something more, as I described.

causalatet1845
causalatet1845

I think what everyone is failing to point out that this list is titled "The 16 Most Influential Teens of 2013", but there are only 15 people on the list. The Kardashian's only count as 1.

MargaretVelto
MargaretVelto

Maya Van Waegenen is a family friend! Congrats Maya!

MarkMoran
MarkMoran

Another mostly sadly unworthy list of entertainers, athletes, children of politicians and teens famous for being famous. I counted 3 or 4 teens that I'd actually want my kids to be influenced by.

There are tens of thousands of teens who are using their genius to solve problems and change the world. You only highlighted 2 or 3 of them.

Here is a more complete list of what I consider to be noteworthy teens:  

http://switchandshift.com/young-people-are-the-geniuses-who-change-the-world

cutielove912
cutielove912

Justin Bieber is a douche bag, Dante di Blasio is a talking head for his socialist father and i've never hear Malia Obama speak. How are they influential? For doing what? Give me a break.

IqraIlyasChaudhary
IqraIlyasChaudhary

i partially disagreed to this list bcs there are only 6 or 9 teens with the education talent....except malala..as a teen i observe tht every one has tht ordinary acting talent or singing talent so why u r not prefering education talent tht is only gifted to some persons who work hard.....and only if acting is icluded thn why  not the teens  of others countries???/ why only from uk or usa???? and by acting u cnt influence other although u cn transmit people to a fake world tht is only in thier imagination...so only influenciation by education should give mor importance...and thn why justin??? who  has so many bad habbits ...why other sick girls??....wwhy a fashin designer????? only they have money and some talent which everyone has if they have tht kind of private means ,money and high realtions????? just an ordinary list in which totaly 9 teens are really effective... biggest exception malala.......wht does she do...every one can bear a bullet if they dont know..every one speak for education but to do tht u speak is more important only to write to bbc is nothing...there are lacs of  teens in pakistan who r doing the things tht are hundred times better and more effective thn malala...BEING A TEEN I DIDNT FIND ANY MORE SPECIFIC THING IN THIS LIST EXCEPT FEW REMARKABLE TEENS THT ARE GOLF PLAYER..APPS MASTER...CAR SELLER...ETC..HATS OFF TO THEM

MeganSheppard
MeganSheppard

I have mixed feelings about this list. Claps to those who have gone out into the world with pure talent and drive to make a difference. For those who simply ride the fame wave of their parents and do absolutely nothing besides make a clothing line or appear at social events, I'm not impressed. Is it just me or is Time slowly losing their credibility by trying to appeal to a celebrity obsessed audience? This article could have shed light on more truly special teens and open up the eyes of its readers to something they don't already know. 

thatcrazylatinstudent
thatcrazylatinstudent

Wow. This is disgusting. Why on earth would anyone put swimsuit models and pop stars above someone who was willing to put their life on the line to defend female rights? I sincerely hope that this is not an accurate representation of how our species views "influential." I would like anyone who believes that this does represent teen views to know that we teenagers are not as shallow as you may think we are. I, as a teenager, know where my views stand and strongly believe that Malala Yousafzi should be at the top of this list.

almost_tassja
almost_tassja

Why  is Malala Yousafzai not on the top of the list? She took a bullet through her head for the sake of her peers education rights, gave speeches in front of hundreds of politicians to stand up for what she believes in, and did it fearlessly. Someone seriously tell me how a pair of socialites grown up into fame and wealth who can sign a piece of paper properly are more 'influential' than she is, because I'm lost here.

toonces
toonces

i fail to see how appearing in a political ad for one's father in New York City translates into being named "one of the most influential teens of 2013" in the entire country (or is the topic covering the entire world, maybe?). Seriously???  

animeify
animeify

Jack Andraka should be on here

borg
borg

Justin Beiber and Lorde in the same list. Come on! One is a talentless non-songwriting singing nightmare and other is super talented singer songwriter poet for jeeves sake!!

DavidBeltz
DavidBeltz

Finally, a positive teen influence. Pure Heroine. Maybe this will keep my kids straight.

NaveedZafar
NaveedZafar

@turnup805

The drones kill innocents. The Taliban kill innocents. The innocent people are victims. It’s a nasty cruel world which ignores innocent victims. That is disgraceful and utterly condemnable. Malala, since she was a twelve year old child confronted the Taliban with resolute determination, indomitable spirit and unimaginable courage. And when they shot her and left her for dead, she rose once again like a Phoenix. Her doctors and nurses in Birmingham were amazed that she did not shed a single tear during her time in hospital even though in great pain. And she emerged not broken or traumatised or scarred. But with even more determination and vigour with the same poise, grace and eloquence. Even forgiveness for the beast who shot her and empathy for the mothers and sisters whose sons and brothers join up with the nihilistic death worshipping cult, seeking martyrdom in the cause of ignorance, obscurantism, tyranny and brutality. Malala refused to become a victim. That is what sets her apart and makes her so very special. Sure, there is media hype and politicians seek photo opportunities with her. But apart from all this Malala has made a place in the hearts of millions of decent, sensitive and humane people right across the world, not just the West.

Sw8Mar
Sw8Mar

@oscar29l-p3  It says TEENS. Selena is no longer a teenager. She's 21 turning 22. 

#libtardedamerica
#libtardedamerica

@causalatet1845 

last time i checked, kendall and kylie are 2 separate people. they lumped them into one slide but they're 2 people, so there's 16. it's called common sense

mnipp
mnipp

@thatcrazylatinstudent Lorde will agree with you, her words "On comparison to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai: ‘Everyone has an opinion on me. I read that comparison with Malala and I am unworthy to be in the same sentence as her. I have done nothing."

RachF_NZ
RachF_NZ

@photocyborg While I agree, it's probably Justin Beiber vs everyone else on the list.

E.g why is Justin Beiber and 
Malala Yousafzai on the same list? The young women who got shot in the head for womens rights, or the young arrogant singer who had his bodyguards carry him up the Great Wall of China? This is a list of influential teens, not a list of teens-with-the-most-money.