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Influential The Most Influential People of 2013  

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The most influential people of 2013 are those top people from around the world in politics, news, sports, entertainment and business, among other categories, who had a major impact during the year. From those who brought us life-changing discoveries to those who simply entertained, all of these people influenced us in one way or another in 2013.

As either one of the most loved or most hated, Edward Snowden sure made a good argument for himself as the most influential person of 2013 after leaking information about the United States NSA spy program. But he wasn't the only one making world news with the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un all changing the world as we know it in different ways.

On a lighter side, it was hard not to be influenced by the great entertainers that brought us the best television, film and music of the year. Vince Gilligan earned his spot on the list as the mastermind behind "Breaking Bad," which aired its final season in 2013. Jennifer Lawrence made everyone fall in love with her. Rapper Macklemore made thrift shops cool again. Will Ferrell brought back Ron Burgundy. Each made us laugh, cry and sometimes cringe, but they all brought us joy.

Others who are well deserving of spots on this list are those who brought us inspiration. The likes of Wendy Davis and Malala Yousafzai, just to name a few, stood up for what they believed in and inspired others to change the world as well.

So who most influenced you in 2013? Be it a politician, business person, entertainment star, athlete, or even someone who influenced the year for the wrong reasons (Aaron Hernandez, we're looking at you), vote for the most influential people of 2013 below!

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89 55
Edward Snowden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

2
64 41
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Nelson Mandela Died at 95 (1918-2013)

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59 37
Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Pope Francis age 81

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60 40
Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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48 39
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Bill Gates age 62

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54 57
Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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28 33
Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

8
24 28
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Jimmy Fallon age 43

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29 36
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Will Ferrell age 50

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28 35
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

11
25 33
Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Rand Paul age 55

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33 46
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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20 29
Vince Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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18 27
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Alaina Hillman added Lady Gaga age 32 - Age 29. Mother Monster.

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Chris Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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19 30
Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Macklemore

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33 52
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Barack Obama age 56

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20 32
Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Ted Cruz age 47

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16 26
Jeff Bezos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Jeff Bezos age 54

21
14 23
Aaron Paul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Aaron Paul age 38

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15 25
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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14 24
Elon Musk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Elon Musk age 46

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13 23
Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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4 9
Marian Rivera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
AndreaCalaguas added Marian Rivera age 33

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12 22
Gabrielle Giffords is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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5 11
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Alaina Hillman added Demi Lovato age 25

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10 19
Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Cory Booker age 48

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13 24
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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10 20
Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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10 20
Ted Sarandos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Ted Sarandos age 53

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18 33
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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8 17
Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Steve McQueen age 48

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14 27
Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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14 28
Wendy Davis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Wendy Davis age 54

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6 15
Marissa Mayer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Marissa Mayer age 42

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9 20
Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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15 30
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
LeBron James age 33

39
7 18
Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Frank Ocean age 30

40
6 17
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Jameis Winston

41
17 37
Bashar al-Assad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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9 24
John Boehner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
John Boehner age 68

43
17 38
George Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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8 24
Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Ben Bernanke age 64

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9 26
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
David Ortiz age 42

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10 30
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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14 45
Kim Jong-un is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Kim Jong-un age 35

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4 21
Matthew Weiner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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9 39
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013

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11 47
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Miley Cyrus age 25