The Earth’s population is roughly 8 billion people and TIME magazine has once again narrowed that down to “The 100 Most Influential People”. For the second year in a row, Beyonce was named on the list and appears on the cover for the issue.
Last year, both Jay Z and Beyonce appeared on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list in the Titan and Icon categories, respectively. Howver, Jay Z was omitted from this year’s list. While his Samsung deal for Magna Carta Holy Grail‘s release was innovative, Beyonce’s album release strategy was apart of the reasoning for her selection on the list, according to Sheryl Sandberg, the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board of trustees: