Li Na
on TIME cover

Li Na ‘s in Time’s Cover by Mark Seliger




TIME for the “100 Most Influential People in the World”

issue hired the photographer Mark Seliger to create the seven

cover portraitsJay Z, Malala Yousafzai, Jennifer Lawrence, 

Rand Paul,  Elon Musk, Li Na, Aamir Khan and A.R. Rahman




Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl whose advocacy for girls’

rights, writes Chelsea Clinton, is just beginning; Jay Z, whose journey

from hip-hop artist to powerful entrepreneur symbolizes, according to

Michael Bloomberg, the American Dream narrative; actress Jennifer

Lawrence,  who charmed the world when she won her first Oscar but,

writes Jodie Foster, impressed everyone in the movie industry long ago

with her raw talent; Rand Paul, the first-term Kentucky Senator whom

Sarah Palin describes as the GOP’s ascendant voice of reason;

the inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk, who, Richard Branson

argues, is a global visionary for a cleaner, greener future; Li Na, the

Chinese tennis phenomenon, whom Chris Evert credits with revolutionizing

the sport in her homeland; and Aamir Khan, the Bollywood star who wins

praise from composer A.R. Rahman for using his influence to raise social

awareness in India. The covers vary internationally, but in the U.S. you’ll

find four different versions on newsstands, and each issue has all the portraits inside.





Jay Z ‘s Cover 







Aamir Khan ‘s Cover 






Elon Musk ‘s Cover 






Jennifer Lawrence ‘s Cover 






Malala Yousafzai ‘s Cover 






Rand Paul ‘s Cover