More than a dozen entrepreneurs made Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, which was released today. From 25-year-old Roya Mahboob, who operates a 25-employee information-technology consulting firm, to hedge-fund giant David Einhorn, these business owners run the gamut of ages and industries. In addition to founders, other tech leaders such as Yahoo's Marissa Mayer and Samsung chief executive Oh-Hyun Kwon made the cut. Here's a list of the top entrepreneurs chosen by Time's editors:
Jay-Z, founder, Roc Nation
Kevin Systrom, co-founder, Instagram
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Tadashi Yanai, founder and CEO of Fast Retailing (parent company of Uniqlo) Sam Yagan, co-founder, OKCupid David Einhorn, founder and president, Greenlight Capital David Einhorn, chef and owner, D.O.M. Wang Shu, architect and co-founder, Amateur Architecture Studio Andrew Ng and Daphne Kolle, co-founders, Coursera Perry Chen, co-founder and CEO, Kickstarter
Roya Mahboob, founder, Afghan Citadel Software Co. Kai-Fu Lee, founder, Innovation Works
Read the full Time list, with write-ups on each figure mentioned above, here.