04/24/2014 10:00 am ET | Updated Apr 25, 2014

Time's Most Influential Celebrities Of 2014 Include Beyonce, Pharrell And Miley Cyrus


TIME magazine released its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World on Thursday, April 24, and some A-list celebrities made the rankings.

Beyonce, Pharrell and Serena Williams were named "Titans" alongside figures like Pony Ma and Hillary Clinton while stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kerry Washington, Amy Adams and Miley Cyrus were listed under "Artists." And rightfully so, Robert Redford, Christy Turlington Burns and Carrie Underwood were given the title of "Icons."

Here is the full list of celebrities who made TIME 100 list:

  • Beyonce
    "Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity. And her answer to the question, What would you do if you weren’t afraid? appears to be 'Watch me. I’m about to do it.' Then she adds, 'You can, too.'" -By Sheryl Sandberg
  • Pharrell Williams
    "At 41 and still with the swagger and appearance of a college kid, he has been the biggest part of our soundtrack for the past 15 years. And you will never see him doing it without a smile on his face." -By Justin Timberlake
  • Serena Williams
    "On the court, Serena is a warrior. An aggressive and competitive nature combined with passion, drive and skill makes her a formidable and fierce opponent. Off the court, she is a sweetheart, a bright light with an infectious spirit. She is extremely humble and cherishes her family and life." -By Dwyane Wade
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    "It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it. He must be stopped." -By Colin Firth
  • Seth Meyers
    "At Saturday Night Live, Seth spent 13 years making sure the comedy sausage was delivered on time. Sometimes it was delicious; other times it was tough. But he always knew what the show needed to make it edible." -By Amy Poehler
  • Kerry Washington
    "Occasionally in American pop culture, an icon emerges who captivates us and provides a vivid snapshot of who we are and the changing times in which we live. In her role as Olivia Pope, Scandal’s unflappable political fixer, Kerry Washington has used her grace and vibrant magnetism to transcend age, race and gender, and to provide a new mainstream media lens through which to view modern womanhood and professional excellence." -By Valerie Jarrett
  • Amy Adams
    "There’s a certain mystique about Amy that helps the audience go with her on this chameleon of a career, from Enchanted to The Fighter to American Hustle. And I don’t think she’s discovered her full bag of tricks even yet." -By Emily Blunt
  • Keegan-Michael-Key and Jordan Peele
    "I don’t laugh out loud much anymore. I have seen way too much comedy, and one might say I am dead inside. But Key and Peele make me laugh — hard." -By Judd Apatow
  • Robin Wright
    "Her wild intensity beams extraordinary light — it bleeds into every actor she works with and audience member who watches her." -By Naomi Watts
  • Matthew McConaughey
    "Matthew loves people—simple as that. His goal is to connect, to translate, to listen, to be heard, to ascend one more step in this work in progress called life." -By Richard Linklater
  • Miley Cyrus
    "If I didn’t know how smart and talented Miley is, I might worry about her. But I’ve watched her grow up. So I don’t. She knows what she’s doing." -By Dolly Parton
  • Robert Redford
    "He’s a renaissance man dressed like a cowboy, and he had the balls to go round for round with Paul Newman on a series of practical jokes that my word limitation and TIME won’t permit me to include, but they were as hilarious as they were historic." -By Harvey Weinstein
  • Christy Turlington Burns
    "F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.” Christy Turlington Burns proves he was wrong. Christy’s second act is her tenacious fight against maternal mortality." -By Melinda Gates
  • Carrie Underwood
    "So many young girls want to be just like her. In that sense, I see hope for the world. If I had a daughter, nothing would make me happier than to hear her say she wanted to grow up to be like Carrie Underwood." -By Brad Paisley

The TIME 100 issue goes on sale Friday, April 25.


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