TIME has picked their 100 most influential people in the world. They are artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry. Their ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution.
Here are a few of 2011′s TIME 100:
TIME’S Most Influential People – 2011
And check out last year’s list here: Who Made The Cut? TIME Names 100 Most Influential People (2010)