Ten years ago, TIME Magazine inaugurated its list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” In the interceding decade, the unveiling of the annual list has become an anticipated event with readers ready to gorge on glossy articles and debate the inclusion of controversial inductees. Today, the magazine posted its 10th list of influence, the “2013 Time 100.”
This year, we are excited to see several TED alums on the list. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, was named a “Titan” in a piece written by Richard Branson. (Watch Branson’s TED Talk, “Life at 30,000 feet.”) Sheryl Sandberg, who recently released the book Lean In, also was dubbed a Titan. Daphne Koller, who co-created the website Coursera, was listed as a “Pioneer,” along with her venture partner Andrew Ng. And Michelle Obama made the list of “Icons.”
Below, watch their TED Talks.
We’d also love to give a shout-out to Perry Chen, who was a TED Fellow in 2010. The CEO of Kickstarter, he has intrinsically changed the landscape of funding, and was named a “Pioneer” by TIME.