Malala figures high on ‘influential teens’ list

Obama's daughters, Lorde in the list as well

Reuters October 15, 2014


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.

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