Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai, the daughters of US President Barack Obama, entertainers and a girl baseball player all made Time’s annual list of most influential teenagers, the magazine said on Monday.
Nobel Prize Winner Malala, 17, the Pakistani education activist winner; US first daughters Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13; Grammy-winning New Zealand singer Lorde, 17, were all on the unranked list dominated by 20 females.
Time said it compiled its list of 25 teens — 29, counting accolades shared by siblings and partners — by analysing their social media following, business successes and cultural importance.
The youngest were Sasha Obama and fellow 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis, a pitching sensation who led her Philadelphia boys’ baseball team to the Little League World Series and landed a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Tavi Gevinson, the 18-year-old fashion writer and founder of popular online magazine Rookie, transgender activist Jazz Jennings, 14, and Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, 18, also made the list.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 15th, 2014.