Today’s most influential teenagers, according to Time, are comprised of social media celebrities, burgeoning entertainers, and one Nobel prize winner.
On Monday, Time magazine published its list of the 25 most influential teenagers of 2014, analyzing a confluence of “social media followings, cultural accolades, and business acumen” to determine this year’s list.
Double Grammy winner Lorde, 17, and “Shower” singer Becky G, 17, both made the list for their rise in the music world. Austin Mahone, 18, was also noted for his potential to become Justin Bieber’s heir apparent.
Kiernan Shipka, 14; Chloe Grace Moretz, 17; and Rico Rodriguez, 16, were all noted for their work in television and movies. Also listed was Tavi Gevinson, 18, who has not only made a mark in the publishing world with her website, Rookie, but also also onscreen and onstage, most recently in the play This Is Our Youth.
Kendall Jenner, 18, and Kylie Jenner, 17, were both noted for their various fashion collaborations and businesses; Kendall, for her recent rise in the modeling realm and Kylie for her new role as a hair-extension entrepreneur. Jaden Smith, 16, was also noted for his massive, 5 million-strong Twitter following.
The list didn’t focus entirely on the entertainment and Internet worlds; Sasha Obama, 13, and Malia Obama, 16, Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis, 13, and Nobel prize winner and activist Malala Yousafzai, 17, were also listed as influential teens.