Beyoncé, Richard Sherman & Steve McQueen Make TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” 2014

Beyoncé covers TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” 2014 Issue

Beyoncé covers TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” 2014 Issue

TIME Magazine has released its “100 Most Influential People” 2014 issue, which stars Beyoncé , actor/director Robert Redford , the NBA’s first openly gay player Jason Collins , and General Motors CEO Mary Barra on individual covers.

“Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one.”

Broken down into titans, pioneers, artists, leaders and icons, the list also includes several of our faves: controversial Seahawk’s cornerback Richard Sherman , 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen , Scandal star Kerry Washington , music maestro Pharrell Williams , Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey , comedy kings Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele , and tennis champion Serena Williams .

Some may also notice the return of young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai , who made the list in 2013 after her brutal attack.

TIME 100 for 2014

TIME 100 for 2014

TIME has rolled out a new way to view the list, designed by Communication and Multimedia Design students from Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands under the guidance of Luuk Bouwman and Frederik Duerinck . The new TIME 100 can be sorted by gender, age, birthplace, and profession.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg takes on the write-up for King Bey , who in 2013 released a mammoth self-titled album under her own label — Parkwood Entertainment and embarked on a sold-out tour, all on top of being a mom.

When asked, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” she answers, “Watch me. I’m about to do it. You can, too.”

Check out more photos and covers lensed by Paola Kudacki , watch some of the honorees talk about who and what influences them in videos below, and view the full list at .