Basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, “The Help” star Viola Davis, British Diva Adele, Kate‘s younger sister Pippa Middleton, and R&B superstar Rihanna are among those to have made it onto Time magazine’s most influential list.
The list, based from an online poll, is categorized into the following categories: moguls, breakouts, icons, pioneers and leader, 54 of them non-Americans.
It’s also interesting to note that 38 women made it to this year’s list which was more than in previous years. However, media proprietor Oprah Winfrey was notably missed out.
In no particular order, here are TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People in the World for 2012:
Barbara Van Dahlen
Ali Babacan and Ahmet Davutoglu
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani
U Thein Sein
Ayatullah Ali Khamenei
Juan Manuel Santos
Portia Simpson Miller
Maria das Graças Silva Foster
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Pippa Middleton
Photo and List courtesy of TIME Magazine