Time Magazine released its list of the 100 most influential people in the world today, and many technology visionaries made the list, including several executives. Apple’s Jonathan Ive, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon all made it on the list.
Each of the 100 people selected for the list comes with a short essay on why that person deserved such an honor. However, the essays are written by another prominent personality or someone close to them. Ive’s essay was written by U2 frontman Bono, while Mayer’s essay was written by former Google CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt.
Other people that made the list include Minecraft developers Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten, who came in at number 2 in the reader poll for the list. Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk is also on the list, as is director Steven Spielberg and Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
The list is split between five categories, which include Titans, Pioneers, Leaders, Icons, and Artists. Interestingly enough, Jony Ive was included in the Artists list because of his iconic design work at Apple, while Mayer was included in the Pioneers list for her shake up at Yahoo, where she aims to turn the company completely around.