18 April 2012 13:08 | By Maureen O'Hare
Time 100 2012: The ultimate power list

The world's most influential people

The world's most influential people (© Reuters)
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If there was a power list of power lists, the Time 100 would be at number one. Each year the annual rundown introduces the artists, activists, world leaders and captains of industry who shape the world around us, for good or for ill. They're not all big names or famous faces - it's less who you know than who you should make it your business to know.

Click through to see the 20 movers and shakers at the top of this year's list.

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