It’s back, Time Magazine’s ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. As I’ve done in the past, I’m covering this from a sports perspective, seeing who the most influential sports figures in the world are, according to Time Magazine. Usually I just focus on athletes, but because of the Jay-Z factor, I’m expanding it a bit to make room for Hov. It’s only right considering he is undeniably one of the influential people in the sports industry over the past year. From reshaping the culture of the Brooklyn Nets and actually making them relevant to his latest foray into athlete management. He’s definitely handling his business…damn. The recognition by Time Magazine is 100% deserved.
Additional notable sports figures joining Jay-Z on the list are all athletes: reigning NBA champion LeBron James, ski racer Lindsey Vonn, soccer player Mario Balotelli, and tennis champ Li Na.
Click on the images to view the slideshow and read more about each featured person.
For the complete list, go here.