Beyoncé makes Time's 2014 '100 Most Influential People' list with Jason Collins, Mary Barra, more

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Pop superstar Beyoncé has made the cover of Time magazine's 11th annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue.

"In the past year, Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother. Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity," Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, herself a wife and mother, writes in the issue, released Thursday.

"In December, she took the world by surprise when she released a new album, complete with videos, and announced it on Facebook and Instagram. Beyoncé shattered music-industry rules -- and sales records," Sandberg writes.

Sandberg adds that Beyoncé's "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.' "

The annual, unordered list, broken into the categories Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons and Titans (Beyoncé's category), recognizes world figures who have wielded a large inspirational influence over the past year. Three inside covers feature General Motors CEO Mary Barra, pioneering openly gay NBA player Jason Collins and actor-filmmaker Robert Redford.`

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Also on the Titans list are Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, conservative-activist brothers Charles and David Koch, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Qatari arts patron Sheika al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and singer Pharrell Williams.

Others making the Time 100 include Pope Francis, President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State John Kerry, and entertainers Amy Adams, Miley Cyrus, Seth Meyers and Carrie Underwood.

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