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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! Then see who is influencing people in 2019.

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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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John Boehner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 69
3
Elon Musk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 47
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Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 49
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Jeff Bezos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 55
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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 48
7
Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 56
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Gabrielle Giffords is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
Jameis Winston
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Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 31
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Vince Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 49
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Edward Snowden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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Aaron Paul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 39
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Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 65
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Ted Sarandos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 54
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Chris Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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Matthew Weiner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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Wendy Davis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 55
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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 43
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Marian Rivera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of 2013
age 41