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Time released its annual list of The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014

Oct 18, 2014 12:30 IST

Time on 13 October 2014 released its annual list of The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014. Time compiled its list of 25 teens counting accolades shared by siblings and partners. The list released after analyzing 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.

Sasha Obama is a daughter of US President Barak Obama.

Others in the list were Grammy-winning New Zealand singer Lorde aged 17 and Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai aged 17. Malala Yousafzai is the Pakistani education activist winner. They were all on the unranked list dominated by 20 females.

The dominant categories were athletes, actors and singers.

Tavi Gevinson is the 18-year-old fashion writer and founder of popular online magazine Rookie. She was noted as emblematic of the contemporary teen in the Internet age. Transgender activist Jazz Jennings, 14, and Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, 18, also made the list.

Actors in the list

Actors taking center stage were Kiernan Shipka, 14, of Mad Men, Rico Rodriguez, 16, of Modern Family and The Equalizer's Chloe Grace Moretz, 17.

Pop singers Becky G, 17, and Austin Mahone, 18, earned plaudits as did New Zealand pro golfer Lydia Ko, 17, and Afghan National Cycling Team member Salma Kakar, 17.

Jaden Smith, 16, son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, was recognized for acting and his Twitter following, while reality TV stars the Jenner sisters Kendall, 18, and Kylie, 17, were noted for their burgeoning Hollywood and merchandising careers.

Entrepreneurs in the list

Teens noted for business success include 15-year-old Erik Finman, founder of the online tutoring site Botangle.com; YouTube fashion star Bethany Mota, 18, and actress-turned-stockpicker Rachel Fox, 18.

Irish trio Ciara Judge, 16, Emer Hickey, 17, and Sophie Healy-Thow, 17, were noted for their discovery of bacteria that deposits nitrogen from the atmosphere into soil.

Los Angeles teen chef Flynn McGarry, 15, joined stars of Twitter's Vine short-form video service, Nash Grier, and singer Shawn Mendes, both 16.

Also in the spotlight were 19-year-olds Megan Grassell, founded of the Yellowberry clothing company that makes bras for teens, and South African-Australian YouTube star and actor-musician Troye Sivan.

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