In case you were wondering: the Asians on the 2013 TIME 100

TIME recently published the 2013 TIME 100, its annual list profiling The 100 Most Influential People in the World, from "artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons." Whether or not you can quantify an individual's influence, and whether or not you agree with what makes them influential, this list is always an interesting reflection of the times. (Pictured above: Bollywood film star and activist Aamir Kahn.) For the purposes of this blog, some noteworthy personalities on this year's list include:

Oh-Hyun Kwon, Samsung CEO, 60

Palaniappan Chidambaram, Indian finance minister, 67

Ren Zhengfei, Telecom chief, 68

Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Uniqlo, 64

Noynoy Aquino, President of the Philippines, 53

Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, 61

Kamala Harris, Jurist to watch, 48

Xi Jinping, President of China, 59

Kim Jong Un, Supreme leader of North Korea, 30

Mindy Kaling, Comedian and creator, 33

Wang Shu, Architect, 49

Aamir Khan, Film star and activist, 48

Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, Coursera co-founders, 37 and 44

Vrinda Grover, Lawyer, 49

Perry Chen, Kickstarter CEO, 36

Andrew Sheng, Economist, 66

Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi, Development geeks, both 33

Kai-Fu Lee, Tech incubator, 51

Peng Liyuan, China's First Lady, 50

Aung San Suu Kyi, Dissident, 67

Li Na, Tennis champion, 31

To see the rest of this year's TIME 100, go here.

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